The Shelton Challenge is a six-day summer experience for rising 9th-12th grade students. Shelton's five cornerstones of values-based leadership- honesty, integrity, diversity, social responsibility, and compassion- are the foundations of the camp. Students will have the opportunity to complete a service project, experience a high and low ropes course, coordinate events for their fellow campers, learn from six inter-generational instructors from various professional fields, and build a network of fellow youth leaders from around the country.


* Be a rising 9th-12th grade student
* have a GPA of 3.0 (unweighted) or higher


* $725 (includes deposit) to cover the cost of the residence hall accommodations, meals at campus dining hall, and use of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
* 100 non-refundable deposit due June 1 for June camps and July 1 for July camps


* Apply online at sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu
* Request a paper copy of the application by contacting the Shelton Leadership Center by email sheltonchallenge@ncsu.edu
* Return the paper application and/or deposit, payment, references to:

Attn: Red Hat Shelton Challenge
NC State University, Shelton Leadership Center
Campus Box 7133, Raleigh, NC 27695-7133

* Once all items have been received, the application will be processed. The applicant will then be sent a notification letter and an information packet to complete and return.Where and When:

NC State I: June 9-14
UNC Charlotte: June 23-28
NC State II: July 7-12
NC State III: July 21-26


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