WASC Summer Programs are back!
Whether you’re involved in student council, the national honor society, the drama club, a sports team, the school musical, cheerleading, or your local FFA — our camp program is for you!
In fact, our camp programs are for anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills! We have programs for both Junior & Middle School (JAM) students and Senior High School (SHS) students.
Registration for 2023 Camp to open March 1, 2023!
We believe that every moment spent with WASC is a valuable. Our time-tested curriculum has been developed by certified educators, and has made a positive impact in the lives of over 100,000+ of Wisconsin’s students.
Tuition payment is easy: either select credit/debit card, check, or Plan2Lead Payment Program. Click the Register Today button below to get started, and follow the prompts to submit tuition and finalize your registration.
2023 Summer Programs
SHS Summer Leadership Camp: June 18-22, 2023 @ Ripon College (Levels 4, 5, & 6)
JAM Summer Leadership Camp: July 9-13, 2023 @ Ripon College (Levels 1, 2, & 3)
LEVEL 1: LEARN
During the Level 1 experience, students will participate in fun activities focused on skills essential for the middle level including: building self-esteem and self- advocacy skills, learning what it means to be a leader, and ways to create exciting and interesting student activities. Students will leave with better networking skills and connections to leaders across the state. Appropriate for students who have completed 6th grade (entering 7th grade in fall of 2023).HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS
LEVEL 2: ENGAGE
Team building, goal setting, communication, and organization are key components to being an engaged leader. Participants at this level will have the opportunity to explore concepts of leadership, improve their leadership skills in an engaged way, learn tools to promote positive mental health, and gain an understanding of self and others. Appropriate for students who have completed 7th grade (entering 8th grade in fall of 2023).
LEVEL 3: ADVOCATE
Entering high school confident and ready is essential to student success. The Level 3 curriculum combine experiential learning with essential skill development to ensure this success. Students will learn valuable skills like self- advocacy, communication, and goal setting - in a creative and engaging way. Appropriate for students who have completed 8th grade (entering 9th grade in the fall of 2023).
LEVEL 4: DEVELOP
A positive high school experience hinges on developing essential leadership skills. This high school program is designed for students who want to learn the necessary skills to become a leader in their school or increase their effectiveness as a leader. Level 4 curriculum is high-energy and focused on developing interpersonal skills, group processes, communication skills, problem solving techniques and planning/evaluation procedures. Appropriate for high school students entering 10th grade in the fall of 2023 who have attended WASC camp previously OR students who are entering 10th or 11th grade in the fall of 2023 and did not attend Level 4 last year.
LEVEL 5: EMPOWER
Responsibilities continue to increase for high school students: at school, at a job, in the sports arena, or at home. Student leaders need the ability to adapt to a variety of circumstances depending on the demands of the group or task. The Level 5 curriculum examines what causes this range of needs and gives participants the skills to adapt and react to each. The result will empower delegates to recognize which style of leadership is most appropriate in any given circumstance, leading them to success. Appropriate for high school students entering 11th grade or 12th grade in the fall of 2023 who have previously attended Level 4 OR students who are entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2023 and have not attended camp previously.
LEVEL 6: REACH
This culminating program provides opportunities to revisit all ten of our leadership standards. With a special emphasis on character and ethical decision-making, delegates will utilize a self-directed approach to practicing essential skills needed for life in high school and beyond. Through numerous activities, they will expand their reach to include not only their school organizations, but also their communities, and perhaps even, the world. Appropriate for high school students entering 12th grade in the fall of 2023 AND must have attended Level 5 OR graduating seniors in 2023 who have not attended Level 6 yet.
For our camps, students will be led by camp staff in activities dedicated to understanding what it means to be a leader. With proven curriculum as the foundation, and unparalleled talent leading each camp, delegates agree that this program is “the most significant learning experience in my life to-date!”
The health and safety of camp participants is our top priority. WASC and Ripon College will follow guidance from Fond Du Lac County, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the CDC. WASC Leadership Camp COVID Policy
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Camp tuition: $460.00
The all-inclusive fee includes workshop materials, recreation, entertainment, housing, a camp t-shirt, and all meals.
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DKG Scholarships for female L4 delegates: Click here for an application.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOGISTICS AND RESEARCH FOR WASC LEADERSHIP CAMP AS FEATURED IN “THE ADVOCATE” – A PUBLICATION FROM THE ALLIANCE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES. Advocate -Jan 2011.pdf
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