LEADERSHIP, ETHICS,
ASPIRATIONS & DETERMINATION
(LEAD) CONFERENCE

October 13 & 14, 2018

 

Students

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are an 8th grade student and have been selected to participate in LEAD you must follow the steps below to complete the application process.

  1. Click on the Student Application link in the left sidebar.
  2. A fill-in form will appear. Fill-in all information and click submit.
  3. A full application will appear on your screen. Click on the Printer Friendly Version link at the top of the page.
  4. Print out the entire application, review pre-filled information, fill-in all additional information, and get all required signatures on the form.
  5. Give the completed application to your school’s LEAD contact or to a sponsoring Rotary Club representative as soon as possible.
  6. A LEAD representative will contact you with additional information about LEAD including the bus transportation schedule, camp rules, emergency contact phone numbers, etc.
  7. Your attendance at the entire two day conference is mandatory.
  8. If you receive bus transportation information, you must ride the bus to and from the LEAD Conference.
  9. Additional information is available on this LEAD website.

 

HOW ARE STUDENTS SELECTED FOR LEAD?

Youth participants must be 8th grade students at the time of the camp and must reside within San Diego County, Imperial County, or Blythe, California. Students are selected by their schools to participate based upon past leadership experience, future potential for leadership, ability to collaborate with others, service activities, and academics.

WHERE IS THE LEAD CONFERENCE HELD?

LEAD will take place at San Diego County Office of Education’s Camp Cuyamaca in San Diego County. Click on the navigation links for a Map, the Camp Layout, and Emergency Information.

IS THERE A COST TO ATTEND THE LEAD CONFERENCE?

There is no cost to the student, to the family, or to the school to attend. All costs and expenses will be fully paid by the Rotary Clubs of District 5340.

HOW DO I GET TO THE LEAD CONFERENCE?

Unless you receive information to the contrary, all students will be transported to and from LEAD on professionally driven, commercial busses with current state, federal and CHP required certifications. Each student must travel to and from LEAD on their assigned bus. The LEAD Registrar will contact each student by email with information about which bus the student is to ride to and from LEAD. Student bus stop maps, locations, and other information can be found by clicking on the "LEAD Bus Stops" link on the right side of the page.

WHAT DO I BRING TO THE LEAD CONFERENCE?
What to Bring to LEAD

(Please note that all personal items are brought at your own risk.)

  • A positive attitude and a sense of humor!
  • Sleeping ag or blankets and sheets (dorms are heated) and a pillow. Camp beds have mattresses only.
  • Toiletries and other personal hygiene items – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.
  • Prescription medication(s) – must be listed on your Application
  • Bath and hand towels.
  • Walking shoes, tennis shoes, or hiking boots only. Sandals or open toed shoes are not allowed.
  • Dress is casual – jeans, tee shirts and sweat shirts. Shorts are acceptable, but may not be desired if the weather turns cold (30's at night is possible). Long pants are necessary. Don’t forget extra underwear and socks.
  • Jacket, gloves, and other warm clothes – there is a possibility that it will rain and a remote possibility that it will snow so be prepared with warm clothes.
  • Lightweight flashlight – remember fresh batteries.
  • Phone with camera or separate camera.
  • Phone with alarm or travel alarm clock.
  • Please leave electronic devices other than phones at home. Phones may only be used at designated “free” time or as allowed by an Advisor. If they are used at any other time, then they may be confiscated and returned at an appropriate time.