Why Follow When You Can Lead?

The Camp Horizons Leadership Camp is a 4-week camp program designed to provide leadership training to rising high school seniors (or the equivalent for international campers). Leadership Camp provides intensive training in a variety of leadership skills relative to an array of educational and professional pursuits, and it also equips potential Camp Horizons’ counselors with the skill set they need to be successful camp leaders. Leadership Campers are asked to assist camp staff in leading camp activities and to eventually take responsibility for designing and implementing a camp activity under the supervision of camp staff. Leadership Campers are selected through a competitive application process [Leadership Program Application] and are expected to carry themselves with a high-level of maturity throughout the program.

The primary purpose of the Leadership Program is to develop leaders. TAKE THE LEAD.

Specialty Camp Brochure

Training Areas

  • Camp Horizons’ Philosophy
  • Camp Horizons’ Policies and Procedures
  • Teaching and Supervision Skills
  • Developmental Characteristics of Campers
  • Goal Setting
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Program Planning
  • Time Management
  • FUN!
  • And much more…


To apply for the Leadership Program, please submit a completed Leadership Program Application. Applications are due by Friday, January 19th. Once completed, please submit your application to Liz Heilbronner, Associate Camp Director, at heilbronnerl@horizonsva.com for consideration.

Applications will be reviewed and all applicants notified the first week of February. Please note that there are limited spots in the Leadership Program.

Upon acceptance, you will need to complete the registration form and complete payment prior to June 1st. Please feel free to contact us at 540.896.7600 with any questions you may have.