We've been out of the office for break, but now we're back and gearing up for Future Leader Camp.
First I'll start by introducing myself, for those of you that may not know who I am. I'm Samantha, the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs. I'm a native Vermonter and a Norwich alum. I'll be checking in monthly here on the FLC blog, to update you with what is happening behind the scenes here in the Leadership office.
Right now, we're getting ready for the second Youth Leadership Conference weekend this winter. Each year we host four Youth Leadership Conferences with Military Order of World Wars (MOWW). More information about those conferences can be found on our website and, if interested, there is still time to sign up for one of the remaining conferences!
Now, back to FLC! I've gotten a lot of questions about the dates and the application process. I also have mapped out the deadlines, timelines and other handy information below.
We just got confirmation of the dates this morning! Without further ado:
Session I: July 2- July 15, 2017
Session II: July 23- August 5, 2017
The dates have been posted on our website as well. As far as the application goes, I am in the process of updating the application and it should be live on our website by the end of this week. Fingers crossed!
Deadlines & Timelines
CPL Applications: Corporal's will be invited to apply for CPL by email once the application goes live.The deadline for the completed CPL application is March 17, 2017. The email will outline more specific details about what a completed application includes, costs for CPLs, etc. (For those of you new to FLC, CPLs are students that have attended FLC already, and are returning in a mentoring capacity. They assist our staff and are given additional leadership roles throughout the two weeks here at camp. )
Session I Deadlines: The deadline is June 16, 2017.
Session II Deadlines: The deadline for Session II applications is July 7, 2017.
Our application is a lengthy one. All of this information can be found on our FLC website, once you click on 'Application Process'. I'll walk you through it!
1. Fill out the online application and pay the $25 Application Fee. All of this can be done online!
2. Once you've hit 'Submit' you will receive a bounce back email with two forms attached. You will need to fill those out and send them back to me (email, fax or snail mail- whatever is easiest for you!).
3. Send me the following documents:
-Copy of Insurance Card
-Unofficial Transcript (if you ask, the school can usually send this directly to me)
-ONE letter of recommendation
-GMRCC Online Waiver (link is on our website)
-A list of academic, leadership, extracurricular, school & community activities and accomplishments
Once you have sent me all the documents listed above, your application is complete! I will review the completed application and will email a decision within 5 business days. That email will tell you the next steps (which are to pay the $250 deposit, send us your itinerary and review the packing list!).
I hope that cleared up some of your questions, or answered some you didn't know you had! Stay tuned for next month's update where I'll discuss how to make payments using our online payment portal, what your payments include, what to do once you're accepted and tips for raising money to attend FLC.
Samantha Bubar '12
Assistant Director of Leadership Programs