Leadership Live! Details 2017-12-01T16:18:04+00:00


Check In: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
First Meal: Monday Dinner
Last Meal: Saturday Breakfast

Things You Should Know

Each Leadership Live! session begins with a week-long training program and is followed by practical experience designed to challenge high-school students who are living a life pleasing to God and desiring to discover and develop their leadership potential. The training week begins with two days of intensive leadership training sessions and personal evaluations. The rest of the week is filled with projects and opportunities to put into practice the leadership-through-service principles learned. The week also includes activities, independent study projects, cabin unity building, special chapel services, dedicated counselors, and participation in the day-to-day work of Ironwood.

All who wish to attend Leadership Live! must work at least one full session; applying the principles taught during the week of training is essential to the program’s success. Service opportunities are primarily on our Homestead team (serving tables and washing dishes) and our maintenance and grounds teams (projects, maintenance, and trash removal.) Those that are qualified will have opportunities to counsel young people responding to evening service invitations and to serve as prayer partners to our college-age counselors.

Please take the time as you complete your application to carefully consider which of the sessions to which you would be able to commit. After choosing one or both of the sessions, fill out the contract and complete the application. In order to serve the campers well, we may need to make some adjustments to your request. If you desire to attend summer camp, please choose a week of camp that is not during the session you are working.

Please fill out the online application and contact us regarding your $50 registration fee or your total camp fee (total fee is for new campers only; veterans just pay registration fee). Once your application is accepted, the registration fee is non-refundable; it does apply toward the total camp fee. Also, please ask your pastor and youth pastor and to complete an online reference; we will send a link when you submit their contact information.

In early March, we will begin to send out acceptance notifications. Those with completed applications and two references that meet team member requirements will be considered for acceptance in the order we received them. Because the enrollment is limited and the training is intensive and specific, we are able to select only a portion of those young people who are interested.

If you have any questions or are unable to fill out an online application, please e-mail istaff@ironwood.org with “Leadership Live!” in the subject line or call the camp office (760.257.3503).