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Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit 2018

17-22 June 2018, Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega, Georgia

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This 6-day, 5-night experience offers teens an opportunity to grow and develop not only in their own leadership abilities, but also as reserve component military youth. Reserve component teens will experience high adventure elements including a climbing wall, rappelling down a rock-face, whitewater rafting, and other high-rope elements. Teens will have opportunities to meet other military youth from around the globe and share experiences while making new friends. The objective of this summit is to introduce military teens to not only their parent’s military service branch, but also to the growing joint nature of their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Camp Costs

Airfare, transportation while at the Summit, camp fees, lodging and meals are covered by funding provided by the Office of Secretary of Defense - Military Community and Family Policy. Parents will be responsible for getting their teen to/from the airport, baggage fees, spending money for snacks, souvenirs and meals during airline travel. Please see Frequently Asked Questions above for additional airline fee details.

Application Instructions

  1. Go to the Georgia 4-H Camp & Event Registration Site
  2. Create a user account -- the account creation procedure is a 3 part process
    1. Select 'Create Account for Parent' from the left hand menu and fill out the form. You will receive an email with an account activation code.
    2. Click the link included in the email and paste the code into the form.
    3. Enter your preferred password
  3. Select the appropriate event.
  4. Be sure to click the insert link on the left hand menu to get to the application form.
  5. Also, note that more than one participant can apply using the same account
  • The application process is completely online.   All parts of the application must be completed.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete the entire application form.
  • Application Deadline Extended: 15 May 17:00.

Press & Media

A press release for the JRC Teen Leadership Summits can be found here.
A collection of high quality photos for the press can be found here.

Adult Leaders

We are now accepting applications for 2018 Teen Leadership Summit Adult Leaders!

2018 Teen Leadership Summit Adult Leader Criteria

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

Forms to be submitted:

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.

To best protect volunteer’s sensitive infomation 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.
A volunteer is completely certified by UGA when they have completed the following or the following has occurred:

  • All Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Agreement
  • Volunteers working with youth must complete a Volunteer Application, supply 3 non-related references, pass a background check, and complete the online training, Georgia 4-H: Working with Youth & Managing Risk.
  • Camp Volunteers must submit the 2018 Adult Leader Application,
  • A UGA staff person will contact you informing you of your volunteer approval status.


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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Casey Mull, Laura Goss, or a Military Programs Assistant at milcamps@uga.edu or (706) 542-4444.

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UGA Extension

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Funding for Military Teen Adventure Camps has been made available through a partnership between the Department of Defense, Office of Military Community & Family Policy and the United States Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food & Agriculture.
The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.