Dates & Themes


July 29 - August 2, 2019


The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others, Albert Schweitzer

Each of us are blessed to experience life and all it has to offer - to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that we have lived and lived well. As members of the KAY program, Kansas students experience the importance of leadership and service in our lives. We understand that our lives are indeed about loving, helping and caring for others "because we can". We each "live life" and "make a difference".

Anyone can be a hero. You just have to have faith in yourself.

In the eyes of many, those who step forward to be of service and help others are revered as a hero because they choose to and are willing to help others in their best capacity. Heroes represent the best of ourselves. A hero can be anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. For a lot of people, Superman is and has always been America's hero. He stands for what we believe is the best within us: limitless strength tempered by compassion that can bear adversity and emerge stronger on the other side. He stands for what we all feel we would like to be able to stand for, when standing is hardest.

What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.

In KAY, when we are surrounded by others who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose of leadership and service - we are at our best. KAY members understand that a leader's job is not to always do the work for others- it is to also help others figure out how to do it themselves, when possible, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.

KAY "SUPERFANTASTIC HEROES" will continue to inspire and serve as a positive example for others to model. They always step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice if needed in the best interest of others and self.

"SUPERFANTASTIC HEROES" will theme the 2019-2020 KAY school year. For the past 72 years Kansas students have chosen to participate in the KAY program, which in turn motivates and inspires them to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

The fun, excitement and preparations for “SUPERFANTASTIC HEROES” will take place this summer at KLC (KAY Leadership Camp) July 29 - August 2, 2019 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. A terrific group of "SUPERFANTASTIC STAFF" are being assembled and the plan for exciting activities and projects will fall in place that are sure to create memorable, lifetime experiences for all.

KAY clubs will receive camp posters, brochures, and detailed information at the winter Unit Conferences in addition to watching an exciting camp video presentation. Additional information about KLC is available at, in future Activity Journals, and via KAY social media.

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Cheryl Gleason
Cheryl Gleason, Administrator
(785) 273-5329