Co-op Leadership Camp
June 17-21, 2019
Runner-ups for the 2019 Youth Tour may be qualified to attend the 2019 Co-op Leadership Camp as a sponsored participant by Piedmont Electric. Following the 2019 Youth Tour interview process, Piedmont Electric will reach out to applicants about this additional opportunity.
Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state. Cooperative Leadership Camp is designed to provide an enjoyable learning experience for students, concentrating on:
• The cooperative way of doing business in a free enterprise society
• Developing leadership skills and qualities in our future community leaders
• Building a better understanding and appreciation for cooperatives
• Recognizing outstanding NC youth possessing leadership qualities
Co-op Leadership Camp is held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, where campers are able to enjoy recreation and afternoon free time at the lake. Camp starts on Sunday afternoon and concludes Thursday by noon. The schedule for the week includes the organization of a T-shirt cooperative, including an election of a board of directors, and selection of a manager. Participants are also involved in small group sessions focusing on the area of leadership development and competitive team building activities. Speakers include prominent elected leaders and officials, college professors, and representatives of marketing, purchasing and service cooperatives. Other special features include a Talent Show, Awards night and fun team competitions by the lake.