Air Force Teen Leadership Summits

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 Total Force 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.

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

Beach Summit

Camp Jekyll
Jekyll Island, GA
2020 dates have not been released

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!

Camp Sample Schedule

Classic Summit

Wahsega 4-H Center
Dahlonega, GA
2020 dates have not been released

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.

Camp Sample Schedule

Adventure Summit

Cheley Colorado Camps
Estes Park, CO
2020 dates have not been released

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.

Camp Sample Schedule


To be eligible to attend an Air Force Teen Leadership Summit you must:

  • Priority goes to first time Teen Summit participants and current Total Force 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.

Teen Application Instructions

Youth and Parent should fill out the PDF application for all Air Force Youth Programs Residential Camps. Application must be completed and emailed no later than June 10th and sent to It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to confirm receipt of the application.

The POCs for all Residential Camp Registration are AFSVA CYP staff:

Ms. Teresa Witschen – or 210-395-7514

Mr. James Yracheta, or 210-395-7252

Mr. Kevin Hansen, or 210-3957248

Ms. Mona Hamilton, or 210-395-7725


Volunteer Applications

Applications for 2020 Teen Leadership Summit Adult Leaders are now open!

Volunteers at youth activities could find themselves assisting with registration, setting up snacks, refreshing craft supplies, or even leading an activity about a topic of their interest at a youth event. This area also includes serving as an Adult Leader for one of our summer camps. A general call for volunteers will be sent out when there is a need for any youth event. Sign up for our Mailing List to receive event and camp volunteer opportunity updates in the future.

Interested adults (ages 21+) should complete the following form with a wet or digital signature. Forms can be submitted with Adobe Reader, scanned & e-mailed to, or FAXED to 706-542-4373. All adult leaders will be subject to a background check.

The 2020 Application Can Be Found Here


  • Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Priority is given to applicants over 21.
  • All Volunteers must complete the 2019 Military Camps Volunteer Application
  • All Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Agreement
  • Volunteers working with youth must complete a Screening Application, supply 3 non-related references, pass a background check, and complete the online training, Georgia 4-H: Working with Youth & Managing Risk.
  • Volunteer drivers must pass a Motor Vehicle screening (included in volunteer application).

To best protect volunteer’s sensitive information UGA requires volunteers to personally enter their sensitive information into a secured system. With this system, volunteer applicants will receive an email from SterlingONE and/or HR TruCheck providing instructions on accessing a secured portal to enter their information. Requested information will include volunteers Social Security number and driver’s license. The applicant will authorize their consent of background investigation online when providing personal information. UGA HR will continue to approve the background investigation once the investigation is completed and a UGA Military Staff person will inform volunteers when further training or information is needed. If you have questions throughout the process, please contact us and we will be happy to help.


Please Note: If using a digital signature to complete the UGA Application for Screening, all form fields must be completed before placing your signature. Any changes made after signing will not be saved.


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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: What camp can I go to if my parent is in the Air Force Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve?

A: You can apply to attend- Beach, Classic, and Adventure Teen Leadership Summit


Q: What camp can I go to if my parent is an Active Duty Air Force member, if my parent is a civilian working on an Active Duty Air Force Base, or if my guardian/parent works at an Air Force Joint Base?

A: You can apply to attend- Beach, Classic, and Adventure Teen Leadership Summit

Q: Can I talk to teens that have been to a Summit before?

A: Yes, go to Facebook to @AFteenleadershipsummit page

Q: How do I register?

A: To apply to a residential camp applicants should submit their application by June 10th to The application is an editable PDF. Air Force Services Youth Programs (AFSVA YP) is handling the registration for the Teen Leadership Summits

Q: If I have questions on how to register who should I contact?

A: Ms. Teresa Witschen – or 210-395-7514

Mr. James Yracheta, or 210-395-7252

Mr. Kevin Hansen, or 210-3957248

Ms. Mona Hamilton, or 210-395-7725

Q: How will I hear if I’m accepted?

A: Your parent will receive an email from Air Force Services Youth Programs (AFSVA YP). The email provided on the camp application will be used for all communications.

Q: When do I have to turn my application in?

A:  June 10th




Q: How are selections made?

AL The Air Force Services Activity Youth Programs (AFSVA YP) Residential and Individual Residential Camps Selection Panel will evaluate all applications. The selection panel will consist of five evaluators. Each evaluator will score each application individually.  The selection panel chair will compile all the evaluations and remove the high and low score and complete the initial ranking.

Applications will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. Deployment

Teens/youth indicating they are experiencing deployment of a parent(s) will be given priority over teens not experiencing a deployment.  Deployment will be verified with the Unit.

  1. Previous Attendance at an AF Residential Camp

Teens/youth, who have not previously attended the AF Residential Camp they are applying for will be given priority over teens who have.

Q: How will I know if my teen is accepted?

A: The parent will receive an email with a confirmation of acceptance. The email used will be the one submitted on the camp application.

Q: What happens once my teen is accepted?

A: The following forms are due immediately: Code of Conduct, medical Information form, and camp specific waivers. These forms will confirm teens acceptance. Details about the forms, camp travel details, camp leader contact information, and the like will be included in the acceptance packet. Youth will be provided with further information about 2 weeks before they attend camp.

 Q: How is my teen’s airline reservation purchased?

A: Airline tickets will be purchased by Air Force Services Youth Programs (AFSVA YP) through the Air Force Information Tickets and Travel (ITT).

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. Cell phones are to be used only on travel days. At Adventure Summit and Beach Summit phones are stored in secured location then returned to campers Thursday night.

Q: Who can I talk to for more information about camp location, schedule, activities, health concerns, and other camp related details?

A: For more information, please contact Laura Goss, Marilynn Huff-Waller, Casey Mull, or a Military Program Assistant at 706-542-4444 or by emailing Note that email is often the quickest way for a reply.



Casey Mull
319 Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Fax: 706-542-4373