3 weeks of leadership development, service and outdoor experiences at Camp for rising 11th graders
July 3 – 22, 2022
3 weeks during Session 3
Rising 11th graders (current 10th graders)
A Note About COVID-19 and Tawonga’s 2022 Season
In order to prioritize the health and safety of our campers, staff, and entire Tawonga community, we have made some changes to our 2022 programs and Camp practices, which will apply to the TLI program. New for 2022, all campers who will be eligible for the vaccine by the time their summer program begins are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as are all Tawonga staff. You can read about these changes to our 2022 season here in our FAQs. Please read below to learn more about our TLI program.
This 3-week program takes place at Camp Tawonga during Session 3 for rising 11th graders.
The Teen Leadership Institute is an opportunity for teens to experience Camp in a new way, emphasizing leadership as they transition into role models for the Camp community. Veteran staff lead teens through thoughtful programs focusing on social justice, environmental sustainability and current events. Teens will walk away feeling confident that they can continue to make a difference in their community and beyond.
By giving back to Camp and the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest through service projects, teens will be able to see the positive impact of their labor and effort. Through a variety of outdoor excursions as well as classic Camp activities, teens will form bonds within their cohort that will last a lifetime.
Our work together in the TLI program is physically and mentally demanding. Applicants should be ready for thoughtful conversations and rigorous service days in nature.
During our three weeks together, we will complete 2-3 work projects giving back to Camp, 1-2 service projects outside of Tawonga, and venture on a 4-night backpacking trip! Applicants should have a strong interest in community service and stewardship of nature.
In March 2022 we will share a more detailed program calendar.