Leadership Camp


KAY Leadership Camp


The purpose of KAY LEADERSHIP CAMP (KLC) is to expand leadership potential and self confidence, to enrich personalities, to create an awareness of citizenship responsibilities, and to develop a desire to become involved in those programs and projects which help to build a better world.

What Happens at KLC

KAY Leadership Camp brings together KAY members from across the state to enhance their leadership skills through a fun camp experience. A wide variety of activities take place during the week - Team Meetings (brainstorming skills, designing and presenting a project, serving a camp meal), Creative Period Sessions (creating/contributing to a camp activity), Leadership Labs (understanding leadership techniques and responsibilities, sharing ideas) and Laugh, Love & Lift Sessions (presentations on special interest topics). In addition, each day offers several recreational activities (aerobic/yoga, archery/rifle range, biking, canoeing, crafts, dance, games, horseback riding, lawn games, rock wall climbing, swimming, sand volleyball, whiffle ball). Capable instructors are provided for all recreational activities. An optional all-camp swim is available each day as free time.

The finale of each day is an evening program presented by dynamic speakers and participating campers. Following Wednesday evening's team presentations, additional activities include a dance on the sundeck, night swim and time with friends. The last night of camp includes a banquet and traditional campfire.

From daily flag raising and lowering, to table manners, staff morning reports and action packed general sessions, KLC provides campers with motivation and enthusiasm for a year of leadership and service as well as friendships and memories for a lifetime.

Who Attends Camp

Any KAY member (boy or girl, grades 6-12) wishing to attend may do so with their sponsors approval. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT THE CLUB PRESIDENT ATTEND CAMP. There is no limit on the number of students who can represent their club at camp, and camp delegates do not have to be an officer or board member in their club.

Camp Site

KAY Leadership Camp is held at the Rock Springs 4-H Center. Rock Springs is located eight miles south of Junction City on U.S. Highway 77 and four miles west on Kansas Highway 157.

For additional information about Rock Springs, refer to: www.rocksprings.net

Fees and Enrollment Forms

The fee for the 2024 camp will be $350 per camp delegate. Registration will be done online using the sponsor/school password. This includes signing up for recreation and select activities. Campers will fill out the registration card and give it to their KAY Sponsor who will complete the registration online. PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 1! Once campers are entered online, sponsors will receive an invoice for the amount of money due. ALL KAY CAMPERS MUST COMPLETE A ROCK SPRINGS RANCH HEALTH & PARTICIPATION FORM HAND IT IN AT CHECK-IN ON THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP.


Once your invoice is received, please submit a copy with your payment. Credit card payments are not accepted. Make checks payable to KSHSAA.

2024 Camp Dates

Camper Check-In: Monday, July 22, 2024 - 12 p.m.
Camper Check-Out: Friday, July 26, 2024 - 11 a.m.
What to Bring? -- Suggested Packing List

Additional Information/Questions

Camp Brochures, posters and additional information were delivered at Unit Conferences. (Questions may be directed to Sarah Smith)

Sarah Smith
Camp Director
Phone: 785-273-5329
E-Mail: ssmith@kshsaa.org