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HOSTED BY BURN BRIGHT

8TH – 11TH OF JULY 2021 – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

16TH National Leadership Camp, 8th – 11th July 2021

A GAME CHANGER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

National Leadership Camp is a highly interactive, challenging and motivating program that brings together students from across Australia. The program focuses on developing personal character and a sense of value, identity and purpose whilst also enhancing leadership and character resiliency skills.

Over four jam-packed days, the National Leadership Camp will delve into values, service, grit and vision to enable leadership growth and development. What sets the National Leadership Camp apart is the small group experience enabling mentored discussion and reflection. This unique opportunity allows students to unpack the highly engaging keynote speakers, interactive seminars and outdoor team challenges that make up the remainder of the program.

A GAME CHANGER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

National Leadership Camp is a highly interactive, challenging and motivating program that brings together students from across Australia. The program focuses on developing personal character and a sense of value, identity and purpose whilst also enhancing leadership and character resiliency skills.

Over four jam-packed days, the National Leadership Camp will delve into values, service, grit and vision to enable leadership growth and development. What sets the National Leadership Camp apart is the small group experience enabling mentored discussion and reflection. This unique opportunity allows students to unpack the highly engaging keynote speakers, interactive seminars and outdoor team challenges that make up the remainder of the program.

Nominations For 2021

National Leadership Camp will be held from the 8th-11th of July at Vision Valley Conference Centre. Nominations for 2021 are now open. Once you have nominated a young person, they will receive an email to complete a student profile. Once this has been submitted the student’s nomination will be complete.

Young people can be nominated by any parent, teacher, school or community member. If you have any questions about the National Leadership Camp or the nomination process please contact our office at (02) 8070 9217 OR NLC@BurnBright.org.au.

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COVID-19

Due to the changing climate and uncertainty of Covid-19, events such as these are tricky to plan for; but that won’t stop us from jumping in and planning for another incredible NLC 2021. More than ever, young people need connection, self-awareness and understanding of their influence – so bring on July!

National Leadership Camp will be run in conjunction with appropriate government COVID-19 regulations and requirements. We are committed to delivering a COVID safe event. A COVID-19 plan will be communicated to all participants and mentors. Appropriate social distancing, venue capacity numbers, health checks, masks on transport, not attending if showing flu like symptoms and hand sanitiser will be in place to ensure all measures are taken.

Given the nature of interstate border closures, we would recommend that students from interstate (outside NSW) contact the Burn Bright office before nominating, especially students from WA where snap border decisions happen with an hour or two notice, this may mean you will need to consider attending NLC in 2022 when the COVID border situation is more stable as it may not be possible for you to return to your home state with extremely short notice were borders to immediately close.

In the event that COVID-19 does prevent NLC from going ahead, all students will be provided with a full refund. However, if you are flying or booking transport Burn Bright will not take liability for lost travel expenses, please book travel that includes a refundable or reusable option.

WHEN?

8TH – 11TH

July 2021

To cater for students wellbeing, we strongly recommend students from inter-state and rural NSW arrive in the evening on the day before camp starts.

WHERE?

VISION VALLEY

ARCADIA

SYDNEY, NSW

WHO?

YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA

YEAR 10 TO YEAR 12

COST?

$580

The price includes all accommodation, meals, venue hire, a resource folder and all camp activities!

Students arriving the night before camp begins will incure an additional cost of $80 for food and accomodation.

“National Leadership Camp has taught me that leadership skills are not only used in school but in life too. It’s hard to put into words what this camp has done for me because I have never been so welcomed into an amazing group. It has given me the confidence, skills, and leadership qualities to live my life well.

Yasmin – WA 2018 Year 11 Student

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Values, Service, Grit, Vision

Values, service, grit and vision are the foundation to an authentic leader. Each day at National Leadership Camp is framed with a theme per day to dive deep into how we can lead ourselves and lead others.  To help us explore the particular theme of the day, the program (see below) is written to enhance, excite and challenge students understanding. We operate through an experience based program where young people who attend National Leadership Camp can not only hear great ideas but are able to put them into action in a safe and fun environment.

The Program

Our program is based on over 15 years of experience running National Leadership Camp. The program is jam-packed and designed to make the most of the 4 days we have together. Throughout the 4 days, students are broken into small groups of approximately 10 other students. This small group is lead by 3 adult mentors who are specifically chosen by Burn Bright. The program is designed to have a variety of elements to create a holistic experience for everyone who attends. Each day, students participate in small group discussions, large teamwork based group challenges, listen to inspiring speakers from around Australia and New Zealand and are challenged and encouraged to think about what leadership means for them. Once again in 2019 National Leadership Camp has been endorsed by the Federal Government and the Minister for Education.

Our Speakers

Every year National Leadership Camp hosts a range of Australian leaders from different spheres and walks of life. We invite people who share their story and their learnings from their time as a leader and who bring immense experience and wisdom to the National Leadership Camp Delegates.  Past speakers have included Robyn Moore, Matt De Groot, Lisa Griffiths, Pip Russell, Matt Purcell, Nathan Hulls, David Koch, Barnaby Howarth, Mike Baird and more! There are lots of surprises in store for 2020! Watch this space.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

(02) 8070 9217

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AUTHENTIC TEAM LEADERSHIP

MEET SOME OF OUR LEADERS AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CAMP

Our fabulous and amazing team are the people who bring National Leadership Camp to life! We are lucky to have volunteers who come from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. These people give up their time because they understand and know the impact the National Leadership Camp has on young people. Our camps have such an inspiring effect and relevance, that many students decide to return to Burn Bright post their secondary schooling to ‘pay back’ and become Mentors to the next generation of leaders.

MARVIN

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FROM: Wagga Wagga, NSW

CURRENTLY: Studying Engineering at University of Wollongong

VOLUNTEERING FOR BURN BRIGHT: 2 years

MICHELLE

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FROM: Bendigo, VIC

CURRENTLY: Working as a Registered Nurse

VOLUNTEERING FOR BURN BRIGHT: 4 years

MIND-SHIFTING IMPACT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

National Leadership Camp fosters an increase in positive emotion, more desire engage in passions and hobbies, higher recognition of fulfilling relationships, stronger connection to a sense “life purpose” plus a higher opinion of one’s own accomplishments.

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  • After NLC

This data is collected by an independent organisation, Assessing Wellbeing In Education (AWE). This data is collected through a pre, and post program survey, completed by students who attend the program. AWE uses a collection of validated psychometric scales to assess individuals subjective wellbeing: experiences, feelings, functioning, and perceptions of how their lives are going.

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Average student Increase when students asked 'I Am A Leader'
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Student Resilience Increase who initially scored 0-25 on the resilience scale

WHAT DO STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY?

“NLC has changed my ideas about leadership in an immense way. I have learnt things I didn’t know I could do before and I will appreciate for the rest of my life.” 

Yasmin, 2019 Year 12 delegate from NSW

“I have found this experience challenging yet highly rewarding. I am thankful to have been a part of every second of this and I feel that my life has been changed for the better because of my tribe.”  

Emily, 2019 Year 11 delegate from WA

“NLC has pushed me outside of my comfort zone allowing me to thrive in an environment where we are supported and inspired. This ultimately has changed my ideas of leadership and life to live to the absolute fullest and has taught me how to keep and enhance this passion.”

Kyah, 2019 Year 10 delegate from NSW

WHAT DO PARENTS HAVE TO SAY?

“WOW our son came back from camp an even more driven teen then what he was before. He LOVED every minute and said it changed his life. THANK YOU to all of you for doing an amazing job and running this leadership camp for this age group. It sounded so amazing, I want to come!!! He has definitely put in place lots of ideas and visions for what he wants to achieve and we both know he will kick his goals. He has the world at his feet and we know he will go out and work hard for what he believes in. Thank you and keep up the incredible inspiring work.”

“Mother of a Year 11, NSW Delegate.”

ALL OF YOUR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CAMP QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Do All Young People Get Accepted?

National Leadership Camp 2021 has a maximum capacity of 120 student attendees, including 10 returning delegates from the past years camp. Generally the first 120 young people to be nominated will be accepted. National Leadership Camp has State by State quotas in place to ensure it is a truly national event. Burn Bright does reserve the right to decline a nomination. If a nomination is declined full payment will be returned.

Is National Leadership Camp Endorsed?

We are proud to say that National Leadership Camp in 2019 was endorsed by the Federal Government and the Minister for Education the Hon. Dan Tehan.

Why Do We Ask Young People To Be Nominated?

For two reasons. Firstly, we feel that adults in young people’s lives will be the best people to encourage their attendance at National Leadership Camp and help them prepare for the event. Secondly, we feel that National Leadership Camp is a truly impactful event and subsequently we ask that young people are nominated to have an adult they can check in with and process the experience once they return home. We encourage nominators to play a role in providing support, guidance, encouragement and helping young people to put into action what they learned at National Leadership Camp.

Who Should Attend National Leadership Camp?

Any young person who shows an ability to influence others, who has a passion to make a difference in their school or community or who desires to enhance their leadership potential should attend.
Young people who attend National Leadership Camp are in Years 10 – 12 (15-18 years). We have found students in Years 10 and 11 get the most out of the experience.

What Supervision Structures Are in Place?

National Leadership Camp has an adult to student ratio of 1:3. We ensure that we have a highly trained and skilled group of volunteers and Burn Bright employees who are on hand to ensure the experience is unforgettable for all students who attend. During the camp, students are broken into a small group of approximately 10 other students with 3 dedicated adult leaders. We have a camp counsellor on site 24/7 for any issues that may arise during the time away at camp. It is a requirement that every leader and team member who steps onsite at National Leadership Camp has a valid Working With Children Check and has passed a National Police Check. Male and female students are also provided with separate accommodation.

Steps To Nominating A Young Person To Attend Camp

NLC has a nomination process for two main reasons. Firstly, to reach out to our network and community to nominate young people to NLC who they see will find real value in the camp. Secondly, to ensure the young person has a support network and adult mentor in the lead up to camp and also after the delegate has returned home.

  • A Young Person Is Nominated To Attend

    A teacher, community member or a parent nominates a young person to attend NLC, through the online nomination form, accessed from above.

  • The Student & Parent/Guardian Completes Student Profile

    As step two of the nomination process the parent / guardian and the student completes some final key details of the nomination process.

  • The Nomination is Reviewed

    All applications for camp are considered for their suitability to attend. Delegates will receive an official acceptance letter from Burn Bright confirming their attendance.

  • Final Confirmations Are Received

    A few weeks out from camp delegates will be contacted with their pre camp packs.

  • The Young Person Attends NLC

    The young person attends NLC in Sydney July 2019.

Transportation – How Can I Get There?

TRANSPORTATION DETAILS FOR 2021 NLC.

There are two transportation options available:

1. Make your own way to and from: Vision Valley Conference Centre, Arcadia, Sydney NSW

2. Supervised buses departing Sydney Domestic Airport and Central Railway Station will be arranged for delegates needing transportation to the venue.

Student flights and general transport bookings must be made to correspond with the following coaches times available:

  1. Wednesday 7th July: bus departing Sydney Domestic Airport 5:00pm – we strongly recommend all interstate / rural students arrive on Wednesday evening as there is no   (an extra cost of $75 will be applicable for meals and accommodation)
  2. Thursday 8th July: bus departing Hornsby Train Station 9:30am
  3. Thursday 8th July: bus departing Central train station 9:00am

Students are expected to arrive back at these locations for drop-off on Sunday, July 11th. You will need to organise your own transport (e.g. flight, train, etc..) from these locations. We suggest you make any relevant flight/bus/train bookings for after 5:30pm on Sunday.

  • Sunday 11th July: bus arriving at Sydney Domestic Airport approx. 4:45pm – please make flight bookings later than 5.30pm
  • Sunday 11th July: bus arriving at Central Station approx. 4:30pm
  • Sunday 11th July: bus arriving at Hornsby Station approx. 4:00pm

Financial Support For Students

The actual cost of running the National Leadership Camp is approximately $900 per student. However, to keep National Leadership Camp affordable Burn Bright fundraises to cover the difference. We do not want finances to be a barrier for anyone to attend. Therefore, we have put together a sponsorship kit (please email nlc@burnbright.org.au to request a copy), which gives you a letter of endorsement, as well as a host of fundraising ideas to assist you to raise the necessary funds to attend National Leadership Camp. Our team is happy to support you in any way possible.

We have found that the young people who put in an effort to fundraise to attend National Leadership Camp gain a whole lot more out of the experience than those who are sponsored with little or any effort. We have also found that young people who have a strong desire to attend have been able to raise the funds, as there are generally many businesses and organisations in each local community who are willing to support the initiative.

Please let us know sooner rather than later if money is an issue for you! Part and full scholarships will also be available for a limited amount of delegates based on a set criteria. Please email nlc@burnbright.org.au for more information.