General Shelton Camp Scene

Methodist University has been awarded a $2,030 grant from the Brownie Dickson Schaefer Memorial Fund for Youth of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. in support of the Shelton Leadership Challenge. The grant will go to help with tuition for the camp for at least three 2019 Shelton Leadership Challenge participants and to support an intensive leadership development field trip during the camp. This year’s camp is scheduled for July 14-19.

The Shelton Leadership Challenge is a one-week summer residential experience for high school students hosted on the Methodist University campus. The Shelton Challenge is designed to help students expand their knowledge of the skills needed to be effective leaders. Gen. Hugh Shelton’s cornerstones of values-based leadership “honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility” are the foundations of the experience.

Campers are assigned to one of three teams for the week in which they gain experience in leadership exercises, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors, and goal setting.