On July 11, 2015, Myles Allen from Amity Regional High School successfully completed the 2-week Norwich University Future Leader Camp (FLC) at the nation’s first senior military college in Northfield, Vermont. FLC is designed to develop the leadership skills of current high school students by providing a challenging and meaningful adventure camp experience. Physical fitness training was part of the first week as were Paintball, Rappelling, Climbing Wall, Basic First Aid Training, Crisis Preparedness, Water Survival Skills, Orienteering & Leadership Classes.
After qualifying, participants went for a day of rappelling on the 80’ cliffs of Deer Leap Mountain in Killington, Vermont, and the following day participated in survival skills training. After a 3-day overnight camping trip where participants cooked their own meals and learned wilderness survival skills, they were put to the test in team and individual competitions. Each participant served as a team leader during the program and received a written evaluation from their Instructor and Senior Staff.
To quality, applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and submit a letter of recommendation. All applicants had to demonstrate involvement in leadership-driven organizations outside the classroom such as Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, Sea Cadets, student government, athletics, scouting, church, community, employment and/or volunteer organizations. This Session participants came from 15 states.
For additional information or photos on Flickr, http://www.norwich.edu/admissions/summerprograms/flc/.
Pictured: Myles and Team Sargent Sean Bolduc