​​​​​Leadership Camp Staff 2016
Leadership Camp Staff 2016

Position Description and Overview

Leadership Camp Facilitators lead prospective freshmen, including high school juniors and those finishing their senior year, through a multitude of leadership development activities. They are responsible for all small group activities as well as some large group presentations. They will learn to be an expert on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and will present information and activities that help familiarize incoming students with the model and CMU.

Responsibilities include implementing, encouraging, and supporting the development of a community spirit within the facilitator's group and floor through the use of community standards; being a positive role model and resource for incoming freshman; responding to student's personal issues, needs, and concerns as well as the group's through listening, understanding, flexibility and an open-mind. During camp sessions, facilitators will assume live-in responsibility according to the camp schedule and will remain with camp at all times. Facilitators are also responsible for knowing, adhering, communicating, and enforcing the rules and regulations pertaining to student behavior within the residence​ halls and communicating them to camp participants.

Facilitators posing at a piano.Requirements include: minimum 2.5 cumulative g.p.a. and at least 40 credit hours at the time of application; attendance at all scheduled training sessions and all camp sessions; must not be on any university probation. Undergraduate status preferred.

Facilitator Recruitment & Selection Timeline Leadership Camp 2017

Applications are due on February 3rd by 5:00pm in the Towers Student Success Center (Kesseler 130) or via email at lcamp@cmich.edu.  Positions will be announced in early March.

Attendance at all training sessions is required: (class conflicts can be worked around)
Friday, March 24: 4-8pm
Friday, April 7:  4-8pm
Friday, April 21: 4-8pm
Friday​, April 28: 4-8pm
Monday-Friday, May 8-12:  10am-10pm
Camp 1: Sunday-Tuesday, May 14-16
Thursday, May 18​ Camp 2 Prep: 10am-10pm
Camp 2: Friday-Sunday, May 19-21

The Mission of Leadership Camp is to help participants explore the social change model of leadership development in a fun and interactive way, engaging them in a collaborative change process, that benefits CMU and the broader community.  Camp will enhance participants' understanding of themselves as individuals and how they contribute to a more effective group that works on behalf of society. 


Facilitator Frequently Asked Questions

When is Leadershi​p Camp?Leadership Camp 2018 will take place May 13-15 and May 18-20.

What kind of training is required for Leadership Camp?There will be a 4-hour Orientation, 3 additional 4-hour trainings (March 24th, April 7, 21 and 28 all 4-8 pm ) in the spring, and a week of all-day training May 8th-12th.

What if I have to miss training? Academic and some professional conflicts are the only acceptable reason for March/April training absences. However, all of the May training and  prep days must be attended. Emergencies are handled on a case-by-case basis should they arise. Any potential missed training sessions must be cleared in advance by Leadership Camp Coordinator(s).  Those facilitators who have an excused absence will attend a make up training with the Coordinator(s).

Where do I live during Leadership Camp?Leadership Camp facilitators are provided with room and board during  Leadership Camp trainings and during camp itself, so long as the Residential Restaurants are operating.

Do I have to be a Residence Life​ staff member to be a facilitator?No. While Leadership Camp is sponsored by Residence Life, we encourage students involved in all aspects of campus life to apply to be facilitators.

How many credits are required to apply for Leadership Camp?40 credits must be earned at the time of your application (Febr​uary 3th​, 2017​). Applicants must also have at least a​ 2.50 cumulative GPA.​

What do prior facilitators say about their experience? -  

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with Leadership Camp. This camp has given me so m​any useful tools for the my life and career. Because of L Camp and the model, I have a means for making change in the world and a guide to helping others understanding the power of their voices and the real changes that can happen from uniting communities towards a common purpose.

I really appreciate the work of the leadership team as well as the other L camp facilitators.  I think we really became a family, and I am so thankful for that.

Being a facilitator has been the most life changing / incredible experience of my life 

This experience changed my life. The model is something I think about every day and I am so grateful for that. Everything was set up so well and camp was so successful. I would give it an A++++ . Thank you for this opportunity.

This was truly the best experience I've ever had, and I am thankful! 

​I can​not express how appreciative I am of being able to experience being an LCamp facilitator. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences that I have done at CMU. I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity. The skills, new mindset, and most of all the relationships that I have gained are something that I will never forget.​

The Facilitator Appli​cation​ for Leadership Camp 2018

​Please print and complete an application and background sheet and submit them in early February.  Materials will be available by December 1.