(Editor's note: the following information provided by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina.)
The summer is quickly approaching, which means it is time to start thinking about Cooperative Leadership Camp, and the Cooperative Council of North Carolina (CCNC) is ready to educate more outstanding youth about cooperatives!
Co-op Camp will be held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC, beginning Monday afternoon, June 18, and adjourning Friday morning, June 22. The camp’s focus is on cooperative education, leadership training, team building and fun. CCNC educates young people all about cooperatives and their importance through a student-run T-shirt Cooperative, led by campers. They also focus on leadership training and team building through small group competitions, interactive leadership workshops and exciting activities. To tie this together for a fun camp environment, campers will also have free time to enjoy the lake!
Several of this year’s participants will be selected to attend the National Institute on Cooperative Education to be held July 27 – August 1 at Virginia Tech University. Camp participants will also be eligible for the annual $1,000 Jim Graham Cooperative Leadership College Scholarship when they become high school seniors.
The cost of this year’s camp will be $275 per camper. This will include activities, food and board. This does not; however, include transportation to and from camp. Bus transportation will be available for youth who need it, and sponsors will be billed after camp.
This is a great, fun week with many leadership development opportunities. Students who attend will leave with cooperative knowledge, confidence in themselves, and many new friends from across the state. These students might be the future leaders of your communities and your organizations, and opportunities such as Co-op Camp help shape these young people.
A brochure is attached with more information on the camp. The registration form is available by clicking here.
Students should be high school rising sophomores, juniors or seniors. If your credit union is interested in sponsoring a student to attend, but you are not able to find a student, then please contact CCNC to be matched with a student.