Leadership Forum – Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders

Overview

Grades: 10-12
Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Location: Cal State Long Beach
Prerequisite: Completion of one year of SuperCamp

Welcome to the next level in your SuperCamp journey. Leadership Forum is the ultimate leadership and life skills program designed for students who have completed at least one year of either Junior Forum or Senior Forum SuperCamp and who will enter 10th grade or higher in fall 2019.

 

Leadership Forum is a transformational seven-day program for teens that are ready to challenge themselves by embarking on the path of leadership. Building on their previous SuperCamp experience, Leadership Forum dives deeper into the 8 Keys of Excellence and focuses on:

 

  • how to have positive and effective communication and listening skills
  • strategies for motivating yourself and others
  • being a role model for teambuilding
  • formulating an opinion
  • navigating change
  • reflecting on specific leadership styles and how they work at both school and in life

 

Leadership Forum challenges students physically, mentally, and emotionally in a safe and inclusive atmosphere where they set their own goals, and facilitate their own learning in an experiential setting.

Our key areas of focus are the following:

Learning Techniques

Leadership

Leadership is a mindset critical to success in the world today. Leadership Forum (“LeFo”) is focused on the skills and strategies teens need to be stand-out leaders in school, at home and in other areas of their lives. The goal of this program is to help students find their authentic leadership style.

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Personal Success

Students continue their personal success journey at Leadership Forum within the context of learning the traits of a successful leader. We will inspire students to stretch themselves beyond their existing comfort zone and to believe in their own ability to succeed, build strong teams and lead others.

Communication

Communication

Effective communication and listening are must-have qualities of any good leader. At LeFo, campers will build upon the communication skills they acquired at SuperCamp by learning how they can include the four principles of powerful communication in their role as a leader and in those they lead.

Self-Empowerment

Self-Empowerment

Breaking through self-imposed personal fears and limitations is a vital learning and growth experience for students. Topics include risk-taking, trust, comfort zone vs. learning zone, and setting goals that reflect personal values and beliefs. Students participate in an outdoor challenge course and a barrier breaking activity, both of which produce strong feelings that they are capable of doing anything they set their mind to.

Character Development

Character Development

Another core component of SuperCamp, the 8 Keys of Excellence, is also integrated into all aspects of Leadership Forum. The fact that great leaders are defined by their character will be driven home to students in the LeFo program. All 8 Keys will be explored from the perspective of a leader.

Fun

FUN!

Leadership and life skills training is balanced with fun at LeFo. From team activities to free time and meal time, students enjoy their interactive opportunities with fellow campers and staff. Another favorite is Outdoor Adventure Day, which we schedule on day four of this seven-day program.

A Typical Day at Leadership Forum

7:00 Wake up

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 12:30 Morning session*

  • “Daily Download” review of previous day’s learning with teams
  • Greeting
  • Lively music to get students’ bodies and brains awake and attentive
  • Leadership and/or life skills instruction (through fun activities and academic rotation sessions)
  • Team time

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 Activity time

Activities chosen by students such as:

  • outdoor sports
  • campus book store visit
  • main room games
  • conversation, reading, quiet time

3:30 – 5:30 Afternoon session* 

  • Leadership and/or life skills instruction
  • Team time

5:30 – 6:30 Dinner

6:30 – 8:30 Evening session*

  • More leadership and/or life skills instruction
  • Paired shares
  • Team time

8:30 – 9:30 Closing session including some or all of the following:

  • Journal time
  • Shares
  • Announcements
  • Social Time
  • Song
  • Nightly review

10:00 Lights out

 

* Music and fun learning activities permeate all sessions and breaks are regularly provided. Times and activities may vary.

Location Details

Cal State Long Beach - Long Beach, CA

July 24 – 30

Grades 10-12

7 days

$2,895

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LIFE AT SUPERCAMP

Dorm Life
Dorm Life. Students share rooms in the university dormitories. Breakfast is at 7:30 AM and the day ends shortly after a closing gathering. Lights out is at 10:00 PM. The student­ to staff ratio is at least four ­to­ one. Team leaders live in the same residence halls as their students, with males and females on separate floors or wings.
Safety
Safety. Since its first program in 1982, SuperCamp has provided a safe, secure environment for participants. Students remain on campus at all times. On day one, we assign them to teams of 16 to 20 campers with two team leaders. The nature of our team-building exercises guarantees that your child will immediately feel supported by the team leaders and will quickly form close bonds with other campers. We have a trained wellness person (many are registered nurses) at every program who supports the emotional and physical well-being of all kids at camp.
Dining
Dining. Students eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university cafeteria.

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