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Learn. Engage. Apply. Do. 

Combining the best parts of our former Director's Leadership Week and Staff-in-Training programs, our new LEAD program will prepare participants for everyday leadership in their churches, communities, organizations, and at camp. With a choice of two learning tracks and mentoring and skills development that continues throughout the year, this program is an essential opportunity for aspirational youth.

All participants will attend one week of camp together, July 11-16. The schedule will combine experiential education opportunities, such as low and high ropes on the Challenge Course, with development sessions to identify strengths, build on areas of growth, and develop strategies for effective leadership within the organizations they plan to serve. Of course, there will be some camp fun in there, too! After their first week of camp, the two learning tracks will continue their learning in the different ways described below.

Pick a Track:

CAMP:

July 11-16 AND July 18-23

Campers in the CAMP Track will focus on learning how to serve as a leader at camp and related environments. They will gain an understanding of Christian leadership/followership, behavioral management, and camp leader dynamics.

During the second week, CAMP Track participants will be paired with experienced summer staff mentors, work directly with camper groups, and participate in duty rotations, serving in a variety of camp roles to experience each area.

 

COMMUNITY:

July 11-16 AND monthly webinars

The COMMUNITY Track is designed for the camper who wants to work within their local church or organization and community. They will gain skills to further their drive to take a more active role within their community and church,

Those enrolling the COMMUNITY Track will be able to participate in monthly webinars designed to help them continue their leadership training beyond their week at camp. They will have adult mentors guiding them throughout the entire process.

All participants must be sponsored by a church or other community organization. Fees are paid in full by the sponsoring organization or in partnership with Pecometh.

All-inclusive program fee: $549
 

The application process:

  1. Submit the LEAD Program Application. In addition to answering application questions, you will need to know the organization that has agreed to fully or partially sponsor your participation, which track you would like to choose, the email address of professional reference (more info in step 2), and your parent/guardian's email and phone number.
  2. Send this link to the Referral Form to one professional reference. This should be a person within the organization you are asking to sponsor you and someone who can speak on your character. This person will serve as your liaison with your sponsoring organization.
  3. When we have BOTH your application and your reference's referral, you and your parent/guardian will be emailed with an acceptance decision. You will also receive instructions on how to complete your camp registration at that time.

Questions? Please contact Camp Programs Coordinator, Megan Sweeney or reach out through our help chat feature. We love to hear directly from prospective LEAD participants themselves whenever possible - it's a great way to demonstrate your initiative and drive!