Training Teen Leaders: Formulating a Teen Leadership Camp

The purpose of this project was to create a program that expands leadership, oratory, and teamwork skills for high school students by engaging participants in fun, challenging activities. The resulting Teen Leadership Camp is a five day residency program offered through California State University San Marcos, an institute of higher education. The Teen Leadership Camp was designed to assist high school-age participants develop different areas of leadership, such as listening, decision-making, working in teams, problem solving, managing time, setting goals, and discovering personality and personal leadership style to promote success in postsecondary education and in the workplace. The participant’s learning experience is enhanced by the opportunity to reside on campus, explore a university environment, and exercise personal accountability.