I am Erin Anderson, and I was the team leader of Alpha Team on the 28th of July, 2012. I am from Franklinville, New Jersey. I am 16 years old. My previous experience with this lifestyle was being involved in a Junior ROTC Program at my school. Today I learned how to teach other people and increase the team spirit. I learned taht sometimes you need to have a stern and strong voice to get your point across. I plan to use this lesson to help improve my Junior ROTC program at school. I will also use these skills in marching band and other clubs. My greatest challenge was keeping everybody motivated on the climb up Mount Ascutney. I had the most fun at the top of Mount Ascutney. It was so rewarding that the whole team made it up there in one piece and the view was absolutely amazing.
My name is Andrew Rogers, and on July 28th, 2012, I was Bravo Team leader. I am 17 years old, and from Tolland, CT. Prior to this camp the only leadership experience that I had was being in charge of three co-workers. The two most valuable lessons that I learned today were; being accountable for the team, and how important it is to work together while overcoming obstacles. In the future I will be able to use the lessons that I learned today at both school and at work. The greatest challenge that I encountered today was the hike up Mount Ascutney. The activity that I had the most fun with today was also the hike up Mount Ascutney.
I am Joe Chimelski of Nashua, New Hampshire. I was the team leader of Bravo Team on July 28th, 2012. I am 16 years old, and I have no prior experience to anything close to the Future Leader Camp. The most valuable lesson that I learned today were the basics of leadership by being in a leadership position. I will use these basic teachings to help lead in the military later in my life. The greatest challenge that I faced today was working past the pains from muscle cramps as we hiked Mount Ascutney, which also happened to be my favorite activity today.
My name is Nick Tavis, and I was the team leader of Delta Team on July 28th, 2012. I am from Stow, Massachusetts, and I am 16 years old. My previous experience to the physical and mental levels of this camp include participation on school sports and in the classroom. Today I learned that leading does not mean you actually have to lead and you can delegate things to other pople. I would let other people lead at certain times in the future because of this lesson. My greatest challenge was not quitting on the hike in order to lead my team by example. I really enjoyed the Hike up Mount Ascutney, especially the part where we went down.
I am Madeleine O'Neill. I was Echo Team leader on the 28th of July, 2012. I am from CT and I am sixteen years old. I have had no prior experience before coming to the Future Leader Camp. Today, I learned that when you lead you always put the team before yourself. I learned the skill of using an authoritative voice. I will put the lessons I learned today to practice when I am put in positions of leadership and to help others in a leadership position. The greatest challenge I encountered today was giving the commands.I had the most fun with the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center.
My name is Cooper Shields of Tampa, Florida. I was the team leader of Foxtrot Team on the 28th of July, 2012. I have no prior leadership experience before coming to the Future Leader Camp. I learned today the importance of of remembering commands and how much potential I have to be a good leader. I will be able to work under pressure a lot easier because of these lessons. The greatest challenge I faced today was remembering the commands when being put under pressure. The activity that I had the most fun with today was rapelling off of Deer's Leap, as well as the hike up and down.
I am Ben smith of southern New York. I am 15 years old, and a rising sophomore. I have had no prior military experience, though I do play three sports and do triathlons for fun. Today I learned from my mistakes. I was incompetent in Drill, failing myself and my teammates. I learned that it is critical for a leader to perform flawlessly under pressure. If I could do this day over again, I would. I will now do my best never to fail under pressure again. I will also improve my drill skills. The greatest challnge I encountered today was getting my team everywhere on time with so little to spare. I had fun doing PT today, though I also enjoyed the Rapelling.
My name is Nicholas Imbriani. On July 28th, 2012, I was the team leader of Hotel Team. I am from Foxboro Maine, and I am 16 years old. I have had no military experience before this camp. I learned today to make sure that you can keep your team together, and make sure you have everything you need for people to be safe. I will use these lessons to make sure that my co-workers know everything that I am telling them so they can make the right decisions. The greatest challenge I faced today was having everyone listen to me. Rapelling was the most fun that I had today.