2017 Summer LEADership Camp

Program Format 

Open to 36 rising high school seniors, juniors, and exceptional sophomores, the focus of this camp will be on emergent leaders with topics on teamwork, collaboration, communication, individual styles, and group dynamics. Students will participate in workshops and programs on the Summerville and Health Sciences campuses of Augusta University. Events will include lectures, keynote speakers, activities, and at least one field trip (local areaThis residential camp is interactive and experiential learning based.

For more detailed information about the Summer LEADership Camp, please take a look at our FAQ Sheet.   

Registration IS NOW OPEN!

2017 Camp Dates

The 2017 Summer LEADership Camp will take place from Sunday, July 16, 2017 - Thursday, July 20, 2017.


The cost of the Summer LEADership Camp is $385. A deposit in the amount of $100 is due upon registration, and final payment is due by June 15, 2017.  A limited number of scholarships are available.

Housing Accommodations

Students will live in Oak Hall, Augusta University’s newest on-campus housing accommodation units for undergraduate students. All units are FULLY FURNISHED. Rooms are two bedrooms shared semi suites with private bathrooms. Floor plans can be found on the housing website.

Eligibility & Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, a student must:

  • Be a rising high school junior or senior. Current exceptional rising sophomores will also be considered.
  • Have demonstrated high interest in personal leadership development and a strong work ethic.
  • Possess an established background in student involvement and volunteerism.
  • Commit to participation in the program for the entire residential period if selected, including opening and closing days.

Registrations will be accepted until the camp is full. Applications will continue to be accepted and a wait list will be maintained as space becomes available. 

important dates:

  • Check in and orientation will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • Etiquette dinner on Monday, July 17, 2017
  • Ropes course/confidence course on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • Inside view of college admissions processes on July 19, 2017
  • Graduation ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2017

essential forms and Registration:

Scholarship Information: 

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that beginning in summer 2017 there will be two scholarship opportunities available to students that may need financial assistance to attend the Summer LEADership Camp. Each scholarship is for $150, and will be applied towards camp registration costs.  

In order to apply for this scholarship, students should submit a 1,000 word essay (approximately 2 pages, double spaced) to leadership@augusta.edu. This essay should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Address the letter to the benefactor of the scholarship to which you are applying (see below for benefactor names and biographies)
  • Include a brief biography of yourself 
  • Describe your school and community leadership experiences thus far
  • Define how this scholarship and the summer camp will benefit your future leadership endeavors 

The two scholarship to which students may apply are the Dave Brendza Leadership Foundation, as well as the Dr. Robyn Hatley Leadership Foundation. More information on these remarkable community members can be found below. 

dbDave Brendza, Division Vice President and General Manager, OneADP Augusta Location

Dave is a 32-year veteran of ADP (Automatic Data Processing). He has held multiple roles within ADP. Dave is currently overseeing a 40% growth in his facility in Augusta. During his tenure, the ADP Augusta location has been voted "One of the Best Places to  Work" in the state  of Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine. 


rh Dr. Robyn Hatley, Leon Henri Charbonnier Endowed Chair in Surgery, the Children's Hospital of Georgia, and Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatrics, Augusta University

Hailing from Detroit, Dr. Hatley did his undergraduate and graduate work in Kentucky, and his post-doctoral work at the Medical College of Georgia. He trained in pediatric surgery at the Children's  Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. As a person of color, Dr. Hatley overcame tremendous challenges both personally and professionally in his journey to pediatric surgery. He was the first African-American surgeon to be a chief resident and on staff in the Department of Surgery.

For More Information:

If you have any remaining questions, please contact us at leadership@augusta.edu.