June 18-21, 2013
The purpose of the Kansas Leadership Academy for Youth is to give students an opportunity to learn about leadership theories and concepts and create opportunities to further develop each student's own leadership training and education.
|Character Development: Camp KLAY's goal is to help participants identify and develop their strengths, beliefs and core values.|
|Civic Leadership Training: Camp KLAY's goal is to help the participants identify social issues and identify how each participant can help their community.|
|Core Leadership Training: Camp KLAY's goal to teaching leadership theories and core concepts and giving participants the opportunity to build experience for each aspect.|
Tuesday, June 18
Wednesday, June 19
Thursday, June 20
Friday, June 21
How We Got Here
June 18-21, 2013
Junior in Business Administration
Director Camp KLAY
School of Leadership Studies
This whole project started the summer before my freshman year of high school when McDonald’s awarded me a scholarship which enabled me to attend the Kansas Youth Leadership Academy. My initial displeasure's of going to a camp about leadership were quickly met by reassurances from my mom. She she told me, “If you don’t like it you don’t have to go back again and it’s only four days, you’ll survive.” Four years later I had attended the camp each summer and quickly found leadership to be the area of study I enjoy the most.
After graduating high school I had high hopes of returning to the camp as a counselor and spreading my passion for leadership to all of the new participants. Unfortunately the camp had lost its funding and would be canceled indefinitely. I was distraught. The enriching summer experience I had known and loved was gone. That summer I met with friends from the camp and we discussed the possibility of reviving it once more, but the ideas we developed were more wistful thinking than concrete planning. As a group, we never found the opportunity to bring them to life.
The following fall and spring semester of my freshman year of college I participated in the Soaring with Eagles pilot class, a new, scholarship version of K-State’s LEAD 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts course, with 15 other students. Our assignment was to help refine the course curriculum before the class officially started. One of our tasks as students was to create our own Purposeful Passion Projects; we had different assignments to go along with the projects’ development. This camp became my Purposeful Passion, subsequently took over more of my thoughts, and finally became my goal to accomplish before I graduated from K-State.
I started planning various aspects and mock-ups/ formats of the camp and made sure I created a visionary example that was passionate, sensible, plausible, and appealing to those who would eventually have to approve it. Thus, the idea of a self-sustaining leadership camp designed by students, for students came to life.
I returned from studying abroad the summer of 2012 and I hit the ground running. I presented the idea to the School of Leadership Studies. The faculty was immediately ecstatic about it and completely excited about seeing a student wanting to take such initiative. Soon after getting the go-ahead from School of Leadership Studies I received an email from one of the founders of the Soaring with Eagles Foundation about receiving potential funding through their organization, created specifically for students to transform their Purposeful Passion Project ideas into reality. Their gracious funding has created a chance for the camp to be everything I’ve hoped for and meticulously mapped out.
Currently, we are anticipating the camp’s launch in the summer of 2013. As director, I have high hopes that our first year will be filled with fresh faces to the leadership field. It is crucial to me that this camp create a passion for leadership in the minds of youth just as the Kansas Youth Leadership Academy did for me. The confidence, opportunities for discovery, and leadership tools and knowledge I gained each summer with that program deserves to be gifted again and again, and this time hopefully through Camp KLAY.
June 18-21, 2013
Any students interested in help plan, organize or be part of the camp can attend our weekly meetings in the School of Leadership Studies on Monday evenings at 7 pm.
Camp Dates: June 18-21, 2013
- Register Online – Unless you have previously registered for a conference with Kansas State University, you will need to create a new login and password. If you have forgotten your login and password, please call 1-800-432-8222 or 785-532-5569 or retrieve your forgotten password.
- Printable Registration Form – After completing this printable form, print and mail or fax the form to:
Kansas State University
1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Fax: 785-532-2422, Attn: Camp KLAY
- Register by Phone – Simply call our registration office at 1-800-432-8222 or 785-532-5569 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
There are two registration options:
3 or more registrations from the same high school
*NOTE for Team Registrations: Registrations do not have to be submitted at the same time. All registrants will pay the individual registration fee up front. Once all team registrations are received, each team member will be reimbursed the $10.
The registration fee includes:
- Room & board in the K-State residence halls the nights of Tuesday June 18, Wednesday June 19, and Thursday June 20
- The following meals:
- Tuesday – dinner
- Wednesday – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Thursday – breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Friday – breakfast and lunch
- Camp t-shirt
- Camp photo
- All registration materials
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
If you must cancel your registration, please do so as soon as possible by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Camp KLAY”. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellations made before May 24, 2013, will receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. On or after May 24, 2013, there will be no refunds. Refunds will be made if notice of cancellation is received by the Division of Continuing Education at Kansas State University by 5:00 p.m. CST. Registrants who do not cancel their registration are responsible for the registration fee even if they do not attend the meeting and have not paid the registration fee.
The Division of Continuing Education may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the conference is canceled or postponed, the Division of Continuing Education will refund registration fees, but cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.
Registration for this event gives consent for photographs, publicity and inclusion on the participant list unless the Division of Continuing Education Conferences is notified in writing prior to the start date. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION:
Kansas State University is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, or other nonmerit reasons, in admissions, educational programs, or activities and employment, including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws and regulations. Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 has been delegated to the director of Affirmative Action, Kansas State University, 214 Anderson Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-0124, 785-532-6220 or TTY: 785-532-4807.
A participant with a disability who needs accommodations or has special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. If you have further questions please contact Kathryn Harth email@example.com at 785-532-2495. Early notification is requested to ensure that accommodations can be provided in a timely manner.
If you have any questions regarding Camp KLAY or your registration, please contact the Division of Continuing Education at 785-532-5569 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Camp KLAY
June 18-21, 2013
Camp KLAY is an attempt to create a self-sustaining opportunity for students to get involved in leadership training and development at an earlier age and we at KLAY want participants to understand the importance of civic duty and helping the community. The latter is a road that will hopefully be going both ways
Local businesses in Manhattan and the surrounding areas will serve as building blocks for community service projects during the camp dates and hopefully future days as well. Any businesses that would like to give back to the camp to help support activities or even just supporting the camp by putting a logo on the back of our shirts goes a very long way.
Everything is needed. From materials such as printing flyers to be sent out to high school counselors to calling your hometown high school’s counselor and putting in a good word. From providing or help fund speakers and activities for the camp to helping provide a meal during the camp dates. From helping pay for t-shirts via advertising to helping a student and family who can’t afford to attend the camp by offering a scholarship.
Any help any businesses or individuals can offer will help out in more ways than one. If you or your organization is interested in helping the camp in whatever way available, please contact us. Your help and involvement is greatly appreciated.
June 18-21, 2013
If you have any questions regarding Camp KLAY, please contact the Division of Continuing Education at 785-532-5569 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or email email@example.com.