Future Leader Camp (FLC)

For high school students and incoming rooks

FLC is a nine-day, military-style summertime adventure experience that builds an understanding of small-group leadership techniques, leadership ethics, teamwork, problem-solving, and communication. Participants will encounter challenges, excitement, and fun. Activities include rappelling, paintball, first-aid, classroom instruction, a challenge course, and more. Teams are led by current ĻӰ cadets and professional leaders to ensure expert instruction and a life-changing experience.

What happens at FLC?


A typical day begins at 5:30 a.m. and includes morning physical fitness followed by training sessions focusing on individual and team skills. Evening sessions focus on interactive classroom instruction on the methods, traits, and principles of leadership and effective communication. Initial instruction on rappelling, rock wall climbing, map reading, and a compass course.


Participants confront the physical challenges of hiking, climbing, and rappelling outdoors. They practice wilderness survival skills during an overnight camping exercise and then test what they’ve learned during the Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX). Teams spend their final days competing in the Olympic Challenge Course, a drill competition, and a leadership exam. There will be a graduation ceremony on the final day, prior to checkout.

Who is eligible?

FLC is available to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. High School graduates will only be allowed to attend FLC if accepted and committed to attending ĻӰ. They must have made the first-year enrollment deposit prior to enrolling in FLC.

What are the application requirements?

A complete application includes completed and signed:

  1. The online registration form
  2. Health Acknowledgment form
  3. Medical/Liability release waiver
  4. Cell Phone and Other Smart Devices Policy form

What is the cost?

A session costs $1,800, which includes: uniforms, room and meals, and all activities!

We split the cost into two payments:

  • A $300 non-refundable deposit, which is due upon registering. 
  • The remaining $1,500 is due three weeks before camp starts

Are you thinking of attending ĻӰ? Suppose you complete the ĻӰ Future Leader Camp while still in high school, you may be eligible for a $1,000 FLC scholarship that will apply toward the cost of ĻӰ tuition for each of four (4) years. In that case, that’s a total award of $4,000, more than most summer jobs!

  • SESSION I is scheduled for July 13 - 21, 2024   


  • SESSION II is scheduled for July 27 - August 4, 2024

More questions?

If you have questions about travel or anything else related to Future Leader Camp, call us at (802) 485-2836 or email nuleadership@norwich.edu.