Summer Leadership Camp
Real Growth Comes When You Push Past Your Boundaries
2020 Camp Dates: TBD
It's difficult to continue improving at any task, skill, or job if you stay within your comfort zone. Much like a diamond is created through pressure, we all grow when we experience a healthy amount of stress and are given the tools and testing ground to learn how to manage it successfully.
That is why each summer since 2013, a select group of Steve's Club athletes from across the nation are chosen to participate in a weeklong Camp at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. They are the most dedicated teens from their Local Clubs, and are selected to further develop their leadership potential.
Leadership Camp is an opportunity for youth from different areas and backgrounds to grow, learn, have fun and bond over hard physical work, problem-solving, and shared experiences. This sleep away experience, hosted at a military facility, is a total change of environment for these kids, most of whom never have a chance to leave their neighborhood. This helps to facilitate a change in their behavior, gets them out of their familiar habits, and provides them with just enough stress to help them grow.
They're exposed to workouts, workshops, team-building exercises, and journaling that help them learn to handle adverse situations. They work specifically on mental toughness, grit, perseverance, self-talk, goal setting, nutrition, emotional intelligence, and overcoming challenges.
Led by Steve's Club staff and volunteer guest coaches, including former Olympians, elite athletes, CrossFit Seminar staff, military personnel, first responders, and Local Steve’s Club leaders, these at-risk teens learn lessons needed to be successful in life.
While participating in Obstacle Courses, hiking, kayaking, along with traditional functional fitness workouts, Olympic lifting and gymnastics clinics, and a service project, the teens work together to accomplish things they never thought possible.
From overcoming a fear of heights to sharing some of the most difficult moments of their lives around the campfire, the teenagers stretch themselves and expand their capacity for leadership. They realize that difficult workouts, life circumstances, and current challenges are manageable. These teens embrace the belief that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to, and have the tools necessary to create a positive future.
These impressive young adults are chosen through an application process complete with a recommendation from their coach and essays of their own. And although Camp only lasts a week, the growth campers experience is immeasurable.
Leadership Camp is FREE for Steve’s Club athletes, which is made possible by our generous sponsors, partners, donors, Local Clubs, and volunteers.
We want to give more teens the opportunity to participate in Camp and continue their self-improvement journey.
To help us send more teens to Leadership Camp.
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