To traverse means to come, go through and come out on the other side, changed.

Through their weeklong Camp Traverse journey, campers will be provided with experiential learning opportunities that introduce them to several disciplines, topics and people…all while making memories, meeting new friends and of course, having fun. Camp Traverse has been intentional by keeping things small and community based at it’s core, limiting session attendance to 25 campers. This unique set-up allows campers to shine individually as well as work collaboratively, freely and safely in small groups and as a community.

Leadership areas of discipline to be traversed:

  • Dreams and Goals: learning the differences between them, the steps to discovery, discipline, and the path to potential success.
  • Service: planning and facilitating a service project with a team.
  • Communication: the arts of conversation, encouragement, giving and receiving constructive criticism, and telling your story.
  • Connections: how to build meaningful relationships, mentorships, and networks
  • Perspective: learning self-awareness and understanding your emotions by evaluating situations, your actions and words, in hopes to discover their lessons, wisdom, and value.
  • Creativity: discovering what nurtures your well-being, your happiness and inspires you. Whether it is writing, painting, crafting, speaking, etc., we’re going to give you space to discover.
  • Leadership Basics: You can’t come to a leadership camp without working on speaking, writing, handshakes, meal etiquette, introductions and real life & digital kindness.

We’ll also have plenty of time for all the good old-fashioned camp fun like:

  • bonfires
  • swimming
  • paddle boating/kayaking
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • and adventuring.

Everyday, there will be a “Get Active” session where campers will have facilitated activities to wake up the senses including activities like fishing, water aerobics, yoga, walking or running, etc.

Campers will gather together for all meals, coffee shop & care, bonfires and other designated activities such as movie night, star gazing, pranking Kurt, and more.

Camp Traverse is for youth in grades 7 to 12. Each session is limited to 25 campers. Campers are able to attend more than one session. Those who stay over the weekend in between sessions will have opportunities to do laundry, call home, and enjoy some downtime before the next batch of campers arrive. Meals will be served over the weekend and camp staff will be available.

Camp check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. on Monday morning at The Leadership Center, 2211 Q Street, Aurora, NE 68818.Camp will begin at 10:30 a.m. Camp concludes on Saturday 10 a.m.

2021 Camp Traverse:

  • Session # 1: July 5-10, 2021
  • Session #2: July 12-17, 2021
  • Session #3: July 19-24, 2021
  • Session #4: July 26-31, 2021
      • Camps sessions are capped at 25 attendees each.
      • Camp Traverse Attendee Fess: $800.00 per session.
      • Registration Packet
      • Sample Schedule
      • Suggested Packing List
      • Students are welcome to attend more than one Camp Traverse Session. Attending multiple sessions, makes the student eligible for a Multi-Session Discount as they will only receive on t-shirt. Multi-Session discounts are explained in registration packet.

Other items to note:

  • Cancellations with refund (payment above non-refundable down payment) will be accepted if made before final registration date listed for each session (Registration & Non-Refundable  Down Payment Due). No refunds will be made for cancellations after final registration date. 
  • Late registration will be allowed if there is space available and no waiting list. To check availability, please call402-694-3934.
  • We have some funds available due to a generous donor for those who cannot afford this conference but would like to attend. These will be decided a case by case while funds remain available. Please fill out this application if you have such a need. Scholarship Application
  • If a session of Camp Traverse or Camp Traverse is cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be made.