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Summer Leadership Challenge

Applications are closed for our 2023 summer session. Please visit our Admission page if you are considering enrolling in the fall or spring.

Leadership is a lifelong skill that can be learned and developed. Hargrave Military Academy’s Summer Leadership Challenge engages students in a two-week program using military structure and basic skills training.

Leadership Challenge runs during the designated daily afternoon sports period. After two weeks in their chosen sports activity, participating students switch to Leadership Challenge, which takes place during the last two weeks of the Summer Program.

Hargrave has forged many of the nation’s leaders, providing them with the opportunities, training, and experience needed to build mind, body, and spirit. The Leadership Challenge Camp is designed to provide an introduction to military customs and courtesies, proper wearing of a military uniform, basic physical training, and survival/outdoors skills. Leadership Challenge participants will train on Hargrave’s military-standard obstacle course and climbing tower and utilize our 220 acre campus to learn and practice basic map reading, land navigation, and physical fitness/endurance.

Completing this camp will result in a Certificate of Completion and awarding of the Hargrave Crest. The Crest is commonly provided to new Cadets who have completed a similar program during the main school year. This camp is designed to be both challenging and fun. While not all-inclusive, the Leadership Challenge Camp provides a glimpse into the opportunities and activities afforded to our full-time Cadets.