Camp Leaders

May 1st.

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Important Deadlines

The deadline for the 2017 Camp Leader Application will be May 1st.

There will be a formal training session in late spring and bi-weekly meetings prior to the Academy.

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2015 camp volunteer Michael Kelly leads a group discussion on leadership styles

About the Academy

The Truman Youth Leadership Academy is a week-long summer daycamp that promotes empowerment through civic involvement and leadership through the University of Missouri’s four core values: Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.  By motivating youth to pursue leadership roles in their schools, churches, and local communities, we can inspire them to guide their generation to positions of great responsibility and opportunity into the future.

Your Role

Camp Leaders will be involved in the curriculum development, as well as the camp facilitation itself. Applicants must be available for a training meeting the week before the camp, as well as the camp dates from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  The ideal Camp Leader should be self-starting, enthusiastic, resourceful, patient, good with children and serve as a positive role model on campus and in the community.

Application Process

You can apply through either of the following options, we encourage you to contact our Camp Coordinator via E-Mail:!
– Submit the application via email or in-person at the Institute of Public Policy located in Middlebush Hall! Selection of Camp Leaders will be done through both an application and interview process.

Students who pass both the application and interview phases must also consent to a criminal background check.