AFR / ANG

The Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard Teen Leadership Summit is a week-long camp for 14-18 year old dependent teens of current or retiree Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard military members. Teens will focus on leadership development and self-confidence, learn about programs and services available to AF dependents, and build an appreciation for and sense of belonging to the AF community. They will be given a voice to inform AF senior leadership of their top issues as AF dependents.

At both Summits, leadership classes will be taught throughout the week and teens will learn about the mission of the AFR and ANG. Summits also include military traditions, community service projects, musical performances, and environmental education classes.

AFR / ANG Classic Summit

Wahsega 4-H Center
Dahlonega, GA
July 8 – 13, 2018

Nestled in a valley of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Wahsega 4-H Center hosts the Classic Teen Leadership Summit. High adventure activities such as high ropes, zip line canopy tour, white-water rafting, hiking, fishing, archery, survival classes, and more.

AFR / ANG Adventure Summit

Cheley Colorado Camps
Estes Park, CO
August 6 – 11, 2018

Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheley Colorado Camps is a family owned and operated summer camp. Daily adventures include hiking, intense mountain biking, horseback riding, horse colt training, arts & crafts, woodworking, technical climbing, and archery.

Active Duty

The Air Force Active Duty Teen Leadership Summit is a week-long camp for 14-18 year old dependent teens of Active Duty assigned/living/working on an Air Force installation/Air Force-led Joint base. Teens will focus on leadership development and self-confidence, learn about programs and services available to AF dependents, and build an appreciation for and sense of belonging to the AF community. They will be given a voice to inform AF senior leadership of their top issues as AF dependents.

Active Duty Classic

Wahsega 4-H Center
Dahlonega, GA
July 22 – 27, 2018

Nestled in a valley of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Wahsega 4-H Center hosts the Classic Teen Leadership Summit. High adventure activities such as high ropes, zip line canopy tour, white-water rafting, hiking, fishing, archery, survival classes, and more.

Active Duty Beach

Camp Jekyll
Jekyll Island, GA
July 15 – 20, 2018

Teen Leadership Summit Beach is a great way to enjoy the beaches of Georgia all while learning leadership skills. This is a brand new camp! Camp options will include beach time, beach ecology, team competitions, marsh ecology, leadership classes, free time, and so much more!

AFR / ANG Eligibility

To be eligible to attend an AFR/ANG Teen Leadership Summit you must:

  • Priority goes to first time Teen Summit participants and current AFR/ANG teen dependents
  • Be 14-18 years old.  Teens of retirees are eligible.  Teens of extended family members are not eligible.
  • Be physically/mentally capable and willing to participate in all camp activities.
  • Attest that all information is truthful and accurate. Parent/legal guardian must agree.
  • Fill out the application form completely. Essays must be written by the teen…not the parent!
  • Fill out all required forms (4-H Code of Conduct, Transportation Agreement, 4-H Medical Information, and Adventure Waivers) upon acceptance.

Active Duty Eligibility

To be eligible to attend an Active Duty Teen Leadership Summit you must:

  • Priority goes to first time Teen Summit participants and current Active Duty teen dependents
  • Be 14-18 years old.  Teens of retirees are eligible.  Teens of extended family members are not eligible.
  • Be physically/mentally capable and willing to participate in all camp activities.
  • Attest that all information is truthful and accurate. Parent/legal guardian must agree.
  • Fill out the application form completely. Essays must be written by the teen…not the parent!
  • Fill out all required forms (4-H Code of Conduct, Transportation Agreement, 4-H Medical Information, and Adventure Waivers) upon acceptance.

Camp Costs

Parents will be responsible for:

  • Getting their teen to/from the airport
  • All baggage fees
  • Spending money for snacks or souvenirs
  • Meals during airline travel

Everything else – including airfare, transportation and all meals while at the Summit, camp registration fees, and lodging are paid by the Air Force through a partnership with the University of Georgia / Georgia 4-H.

Application

Teen application available on the Military Summer Camps page.

Volunteer Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Teens

Q. Can I talk to teens that have been to a Summit before?
A. Yes, go to Facebook, search AFR/ANG Teen Summit. Check out tons of pictures and talk to previous AF campers.

Q. Who should write my essay?
A. YOU!! Not your parent…

Q. How many teens will be competing for a slot?
A. In 2015, we received over 1,000 applications for 320 slots. Give your best effort!

Q. How will I hear if I’m accepted?
A. You and your parent will receive an email after 15 May with a confirmation of acceptance, waiting list status, or decline notice.

Parents

Q. How are selections made?
A. A selection committee will be established consisting of AFR and ANG staff to review and rank the applications based on the following factors:

  • Geographic location
    • One goal of the teen summit is to encourage representation from all 50 states. Multiple attendees from the same state will be minimized whenever possible.
  • Gender
    • Equal representation of males and females is ideal. A disproportionate number of either gender may not be possible due to lodging accommodations.
  • Age
    • It is important to get representation of both younger and older teens to ensure all issues are captured and addressed. A variety of ages also contributes to the success of the activities and classes provided.
  • Sponsor
    • Representation from dependents of all ranks of enlisted Airmen and officers ensures a variety of experiences and view points are brought to the Summit.
  • Branch of Service
    • All efforts will be made to ensure both Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard dependents have equal opportunity to attend a Teen Summit.
  • Essay
    • Each application must contain two short answer essay questions to be written by the applicant.
    • The following factors will be considered when reviewing essays
      • Moral Character
      • Commitment to Service
      • Personal Responsibility
      • Originality.
    • The essays must be completed for consideration to attend any Teen Summit.
  • First-time applicants receive top priority.

Q. How will I know if my teen is accepted?
A. The teen and parent will receive an email no later than 1 June 17 with a confirmation of acceptance, waiting list status, or decline notice. This date may have some flexibility but a notification will be sent out by 1 June 17 designating the new date.

Q. What happens once my teen is accepted?
A. The following forms are due immediately: Code of Conduct, Transportation Agreement, Medical Information, and Adventure Waivers. These forms will confirm teens acceptance and airline tickets will be purchased.

Q. How is my teen’s airline reservation purchased?
A. Airline tickets will be purchased by AFR staff and e-tickets will be emailed to the teen and parent. Once teen attendance has been confirmed and travel arrangements made, parents will be responsible to the University of Georgia / Georgia 4-H Foundation for changes to airline tickets and/or cancellations.

Q. Do you have a waiting list?
A. Yes, once available slots are filled a waiting list is created based on the rankings of applications. Any declined camp slot will be filled starting at the top of the waiting list and working down until the established cutoff date. This will allow for sufficient time for securing travel arrangements and completing all forms.

Q. What does my teen need to bring to camp?
A. We will send a list of suggested items to bring to camp from clothing and shoes to personal hygiene and linens along with confirmation of acceptance.

Q. What should my teen not bring to camp?
A. Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, any kind of weapon

Q. Who can I talk to for more information?
A. For more information, please contact Casey Mull or a Military Programs Assistant at 706-542-4444 or by emailing milcamps@uga.edu. Note that email is often the quickest way for a reply.

Contact

Casey Mull
319 Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone:706-542-4444
Fax: 706-542-4373
mullcd2@uga.edu