NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC)
The NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) is a sensational four-week summer camp program for deaf and hard of hearing high school students. The camp provides campers the ability to develop their scholarship, leadership, and citizenship qualities in nature environment. Being outdoor has an amazing way of inspiring campers.
Campers experience self-discovery, learn about self-identity, confidence, and self-esteem and understand many things about themselves. NAD YLC is also an extension of the activities and training offered by the Junior NAD, http://www.nad.org/jrnad.
The camp selects 32 male and 32 female campers with a total of 64 campers from all over the USA and internationally. The campers receive donations to cover their application and tuition fees and travel expenses. Community members, including NAD YLC alumni, staff members, and guest speakers, are actively involved in this program. Each of them makes a lasting impact on the program.
Hands-on activities offer campers the opportunity to understand the emphasis on ‘learning by doing,’ adopting the old Chinese proverb: "Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I’ll remember. Involve me, and I’ll learn." This dynamic camp program builds character and promotes a lifetime of healthy activities and relationships with others.
This highly popular program has graduated over 2,500 alumni in its 41 years of existence. This, in turn, contributes to a network of successful alumni. Many of these alumni have become successful leaders and advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing community, including businessmen and women, teachers, professors, lawyers, doctors, NAD board members, and employees. NAD YLC is a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.
The 2011 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will be held from June 22 to July 20 at Camp Taloali in Stayton, Oregon.
Students in grades 10 and 11 who are interested in attending 2011 YLC can go to http://www.nad.org/ylccamper to learn more about the application process. The deadline for applying to 2011 YLC is March 31, 2011.
If you are interested in working at the 2011 YLC as a staff member, go to http://www.nad.org/ylcstaff to apply today. We have many positions available for enthusiastic and skilled applicants. Applicants must be available to from June 16 through July 22, 2011 and meet the applicant requirements. The staff application deadline is April 6, 2011.
Learn more about 2011 NAD YLC. Go to http://www.nad.org/2011ylc