Leadership Camp 2018 will take place on the campus of Central Michigan University May 13-15 and May 18-20.  Camp is offered to admitted CMU students for the Fall and high school juniors who are considering CMU as their school of choice .

About Leadership Camp 2.0

Our follow-up program, LCamp 2.0, is also being offered for juniors who attended Camp 2017 and are admitted to CMU for fall 2018. Note:  Space for LCamp 2.0 is limited to only 15 students and will only be offered during the May 13-15 program.

Conference Fee

A $125 conference fee is required to reserve your space. The Office of Residence Life will cover all remaining meal and lodging expenses. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from Mount Pleasant.  See our Cancellation and Fee Waiver Policies below.

What will happen at Leadership Camp?

You will spend time with the brightest, most energetic, and most promising group of new students of your graduating class! Upper-class students at CMU with extensive leadership experience will serve as facilitators for your group. They will help you explore the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and motivate you to become involved in leadership opportunities even before you attend your first class on campus. You will also discover many of the warm, wonderful traditions in place at Central Michigan University. Your group may even develop new traditions to share with future leaders at CMU!


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Please Note

Alcohol and other illegal substances are strictly prohibited. Furthermore, CMU is a Tobacco-Free Campus.  Failure to comply with the policies and rules will result in immediate dismissal from the program and referral to the Office of Student Conduct.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by Leadership Camp by May 3, 2018, in order to receive a refund. Cancellation requests may be e-mailed to Leadership Camp at Lcamp@cmich.edu or faxed to (989)-774-2541. There will be no penalty if the student is unable to attend the conference and notifies the Leadership Camp office by the cancellation deadline. Refunds will generally be issued within ten (10) days following review of the request.

Fee Waiver Policy

Leadership Camp has always provided a fee waiver opportunity for students whose financial situation makes the $125 conference fee a financial burden. High school seniors and transfer students who have been admitted for the fall have filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form **, and for whom it has been determined that the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) is less than $10,000 per year are eligible.  High school juniors who are considering CMU as their college of choice and whose financial situation makes the conference fee a burden may also apply.  Application for this waiver will be kept confidential.  Please note that Waivers will not be applied after Leadership Camp has taken place. 

Waiver Agreement Request Form


FAFSA applications are available starting October 1 at:  https://fafsa.gov/