Leadership Camp applications available, registration due May 10

Issues Concerning Adolescents of Nevada hosts camp July 8-14

LAS VEGAS – Applications are currently being accepted for the 2012 Leadership Camp, hosted by Issues Concerning Adolescents of Nevada (ICAN). The camp for children and teens ages 11 to 17 is scheduled for July 8-14 at Camp Lee Canyon, located 45 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Valley in the Toiyabe National Forest. The seven-day camp will consist of speakers, workshops and curriculum to educate and empower young adults to be self-reliant, inspirational peer and community role models. The deadline for registration is Thursday, May 10.

The seven-day camp is affordable, compared to other sleep away camps in the Las Vegas Valley. The cost is $275 per child and includes food, lodging, workshops, speakers, a T-shirt, materials and activities, including a dance, campfires and talent show. Transportation to and from camp will be available from a park-and-ride location to be announced as the time approaches.

Through the leadership training experienced at camp, participants learn how to make smart decisions, maintain their stress levels and educate others on drug prevention. Of last year’s participants, 100 percent claimed to have found at least one friend who will help them stay drug free.

For information on the organization’s payment plan, contact Jamie Ross at Jamie@icanlv.org. Applications and additional information can be found online at www.icanlv.org.       

Youth interested in ICAN, and an idea of what to expect from Leadership Camp, can attend the monthly youth meetings, which provide positive alternative activities, a friend base, adult mentors and consistent message throughout the school year in an informational and fun way.

The next meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7 at 3909 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 200, near Flamingo Road.

Those interested in a camp application, or additional information on ICAN, can visit the website at www.icanlv.org, call 702-451-ICAN (4226) or email Jamie@icanlv.org.

Issues Concerning Adolescents of Nevada is an organization charged with addressing the challenges facing today’s youth. The group’s adult leaders have decades of experience in drug and alcohol abuse prevention along with other obstacles that hinder teens’ abilities to make well-informed decisions. Many of the adults were once teens in similar programs, leaving a long-lasting legacy of leadership in the community. The group’s annual Leadership Camp provides a curriculum that teaches smart life choices through leadership training.