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High school students invited to residential camp teaching global leadership, philanthropy skills

May 17, 2012

Photo of diverse hands holding globeNIU is looking for dedicated and motivated students interested in having fun this summer and learning about global leadership and philanthropy.

A new opportunity this year – the Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp – will provide a quality college learning experience to a select group of students.

Scheduled from Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20, the camp is for students entering grades 9 to 12.

The University Honors Program and the Division of International Programs have provided funding that will allow students to attend this camp for a fraction of the regular costs for NIU’s residential summer camps.

Because of the camp’s limited enrollment, parents and students are encouraged to apply before the June 1 “early bird” deadline. Applications received before June 1 will require only a $150 registration fee, which goes up to $175 after June 1.

“Today’s high school students are passionate and active in their schools and communities,” said Julie Ann Read, director of the Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp. “The Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp will give them the skills and experience to make a difference. Plus, they’ll have fun collaborating with other like-minded students while spending the week on NIU’s beautiful campus.”

In addition to learning from business and community leaders, campers will have a day of service during which they will visit Feed my Starving Children, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and Feed’em Soup.

The Global Leadership and Philanthropy Camp is sponsored by the University Honors Program, the Division of International Program, NGOLD: Center for NGO Leadership and Development, the Center for Southeast Asian Students and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming.

NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is offering 11 residential and day camps for students. Camp topics include film, speech, writing, journalism, science and leadership.

Full application packets for all camps are available online.

2012 Residential Camps:

2012 Day Camp:

For more camp details, contact Mark Pietrowski at (815) 753-1456 or [email protected].