Camp Details

Where

 

 Maranatha Baptist University
Watertown, WI

When

August 1-6, 2021

Who

Ages 13-19

Registration fee

$450 Per Camper

Early-Bird Registration Fee: $400 (ends April 30th)
Your $50 deposit goes toward your registration fee.

Financial Aid is available! 

 

What to Bring

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bedding: Sleeping bag or blanket, sheets, pillow, etc.
  • Toiletries: Hand soap, towel, washcloth, shower products, comb/brush, sun screen, toothbrush etc.
  • Supplies: Fan (rooms do not have AC), Bible, something to write with, notebook, alarm clock
  • Clothing: Capitol attire, smart casual attire, and camp attire. See below for definitions and dress code requirements.
  • Closed-toed shoes: Required for Tuesday
  • *Games/Sports Equipment: Some will be provided; however, feel free to bring your own games, football, Frisbee, etc.
  • *Spending Money: Only needed for LEAD Wisconsin merchandise or vending machines.
  • *Umbrella
  • *Cell Phone: Cell phone use will be permitted only during free times in the dorms or outside. Campers are encouraged to contact home during their free times.
  • *Snacks to share with your dorm room.
    • *These items are optional.

    CAMPUS MAP

    Girl's Dress Code

    GENERAL STANDARDS

    • Neat, clean, modest, and activity-appropriate
    • No crude language or images on clothing
    • No tears, fraying, or inappropriate holes
    • Hats may not be worn during any sessions
    • Shirts must cover the lower back, midsection and bra (including straps)
    • No sheer, tight, low-cut or open-backed shirts
    • Tank tops must have straps at least two inches wide if worn alone (no spaghetti straps)
    • Shorts must be long enough to cover mid-thigh
    • No tight shorts or pants
    • Skirts and dresses must reach the knees if no leggings are worn
    • If leggings are worn, skirts and dresses must be within a hand’s width above the knee when standing and sitting
    • No pajamas outside of dorm rooms

     

     

     CAPITOL ATTIRE
    [WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY TRIPS TO THE CAPITOL]

    • Professional pants, skirts, or dresses (i.e. no denim, corduroy, or cargo)
    • Professional top
    • Comfortable dress shoes (i.e. no flip-flops, or tennis shoes)
    • Optional tights, leggings, nylons etc.
    • Blazer recommended

    examples:

     

    smart casual attire

    [MONDAY-THURSDAy sessions]

    • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times
    • Nice shirt
    • Nice pants
    • Optional blazer

    examples:

     

     

     

    CAMP ATTIRE
    [EVERYDAY!]

    • Closed-toed shoes (required for Tuesday)
    • Comfortable shoes or sandals
    • Comfortable tops
    • Comfortable bottoms

    examples:

    TIPS

    • Let your style shine!
    • Fun accessories can help make your professional attire “your own.”
    • We want you to completely “rock the dress code”!
    • Rock your style within the guidelines of the dress code.

    All campers attending LEAD WI are required to respect and comply with the above.
    If these standards are not met, LEAD WI staff may ask the camper to change.

    GuyS' DRESS CODE

    GENERAL STANDARDS

    • Neat, clean, modest, and activity-appropriate
    • No crude language or images on clothing
    • No tears, fraying, or inappropriate holes
    • Hats may not be worn during any sessions
    • Shirts must be worn at all times
    • Shirts must cover the lower back and midsection
    • No sheer, tight, low-cut or open-backed shirts
    • Tank tops must have straps at least two inches wide if worn alone
    • Shorts must be long enough to cover mid-thigh
    • No sagging shorts or pants
    • No boxers showing
    • No pajamas outside of dorm rooms

     

    CAPITOL ATTIRE
    [WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY TRIPS TO THE CAPITOL]

    • Dress pants (i.e. no jeans, corduroys, or cargo pants)
    • Button-down dress shirt with a professional tie or bowtie
    • Comfortable dress shoes (i.e. no flip-flops, or tennis shoes)
    • Dress socks (i.e. no white or athletic socks)
    • Suit jacket or blazer recommended

    examples:

    SMART CASUAL
    [MONDAY-THURSDAY sessions]

    • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times
    • Nice shirt
    • Nice pants
    • Optional: ties, bow ties, blazers

    examples:

     

    CAMP ATTIRE
    [EVERYDAY!]

    • Closed-toed shoes (required for Tuesday)
    • Comfortable shoes or sandals
    • Comfortable tops
    • Comfortable bottoms

    examples:

     

    TIPS

    • Let your style shine!
    • Fun accessories (e.g., ties, bowties, pocket squares etc.) can help make your professional attire “your own.”
    • We want you to completely “rock the dress code”!
    • Rock your style within the guidelines of the dress code.

    All campers attending LEAD WI are required to respect and comply with the above.
    If these standards are not met, LEAD WI staff may ask the camper to change.

     

    LEAD WISCONSIN Policies

    BEHAVIOR

    • Campers are expected to behave respectfully toward LEAD Wisconsin staff, crew, speakers, other campers, and Maranatha Baptist University staff.
    • One male and one female may not be alone in a secluded area (this includes going for a walk around campus).
    • Name tags need to be worn facing out at all times when outside the dorm rooms.
    • No food, candy, beverages, gum, etc. will be permitted in the Capitol.
    • Campers must sign the Camper Conduct Covenant form at the time of registering. See Camper Conduct Covenant in tab below.

    CAMPUS

    • After meals, campers should bus their own dishes and clean up after themselves.
    • Campers may not leave campus unless they make previous arrangements with a LEAD Wisconsin staff member and communicate with the staff member before leaving.
    • Campers who leave campus without permission will be dismissed and required to call home and have a parent or guardian come pick them up.
    • Certain areas of campus will be off-limits to campers as Maranatha Baptist University staff will still be working while we are on campus. (See map on tab below.)

    DORMS

    • Campers are not allowed in the opposite sex’s dorm building.
    • Campers are to remain in their dorms from 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
    • Campers who wish to exercise outside the dorm early in the morning will need to arrange this with a LEAD Wisconsin crew member.
    • Campers exercising outside the dorm before 7:00 a.m. must do so in pairs and stay within campus perimeters.
    • Campers may not switch dorm rooms.
    • By 11:00 p.m. campers must be in their own dorm room with the main light off.
    • LEAD Wisconsin crew members will have a fob to the dorm buildings.
    • The individual dorm rooms will remain unlocked throughout the week.
    • Please label all personal belongings and keep cash and other valuables with you.
    • LEAD Wisconsin is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    HEALTH

    • Immediately alert a LEAD Wisconsin crew member about any injuries or health issues that arise during the week.
    • First Aid supplies will be available in the LEAD Wisconsin office.
    • Campers are should bring their necessary medication. Refrigeration is available.
    • Campers are not to take another camper’s medication.
    • Campers who are too ill to attend a scheduled session must check in with a LEAD Wisconsin staff member.
    • Campers must sign the LEAD Wisconsin Medical Release form at the time of registering.

    PHONES

    • Cell phone use will be permitted only during free times in the dorms or outside.
    • The consequences for using a cell phone outside of those areas/times are as follows:
      • 1st offense:  Phone is confiscated for the session.
      • 2nd offense: Phone is confiscated for the day.
      • 3rd offense:  Phone is confiscated for the week.
    • We encourage campers to call home. If a phone is confiscated, campers may still use the phone in the presence of a staff member or use a staff member’s phone.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Daily Events: Dorm devotions, worship, Bible study, teaching sessions, legislative track activities, dynamic speakers, entertainment, games and sports.
    • Eligibility: High school-aged teens. In other words, campers entering their first year of high school through those just having graduated from high school are eligible to attend.
    • Location: Maranatha Baptist University,745 West Main Street, Watertown, Wisconsin 53094
    • While at LEAD Wisconsin, campers will be under the supervision of LEAD Wisconsin staff, instructors, and chaperones.
    • Our goal is to have the ratio of LEAD Wisconsin crew and staff to campers at no less than 1:10.
    • LEAD Wisconsin staff will be on location at all times.
    • The staff, instructors, and chaperones will clearly communicate our expectations to campers.

    FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

    • Your registration fee covers all instructional materials, transportation while at camp, food and lodging for all five days.
    • To qualify for the $400 early registration fee, all fees must be paid in full by April 30, 2020.
    • Financial Aid may be available for those in serious need.
      • Complete the Financial Aid application and registration form, and pay a minimum $50 deposit.
      • First-time financial aid recipients must pay a minimum of $80, and previous financial aid recipients must pay a minimum of $160.
      • See our financial aid page for more details.

    CANCELLATION FEE/REFUND POLICY

    • Full Refund Deadline: July 2, 2020.
    • Any requests for refunds postmarked or phoned in no later than July 2, 2020, will be honored in full, including the deposit.
    • Partial Refund Deadline: July 17, 2020.
    • Any requests for refunds postmarked or phoned in no later than July 17, 2020, but after July 2, 2020, will be honored, minus the $50 deposit.
    • After July 17, 2020, no refunds will be permitted.

    NOTE:  If a camper is dismissed as a result of disciplinary action or leaves to go home for any reason (illness, etc.) during his/her week at LEAD Wisconsin, no refund or partial refund will be issued. Likewise, no other person may complete his/her week at camp.

    ALTERNATIVES TO REFUNDS

    Transfer Registration: A paid registration fee may be transferred to a different camper provided registration has not yet closed. If prior to camp starting, you are thinking of transferring your paid registration fee to another individual, please call the LEAD Wisconsin office immediately. In any case, new registration forms will be required.

    Financial Aid: Many deserving campers want to attend LEAD Wisconsin but simply cannot afford it. Consider helping them by transferring your registration fee to the Financial Aid Fund.

    SCHEDULE

    • All activities are mandatory, and all campers will be expected to participate in every activity unless prior permission is obtained to excuse a camper.
    • Campers are required to stay on campus during the entire week.
    • Please be sure your camper does not have any commitments during the week of camp.

    WHAT TO BRING

    • Bedding: Sleeping bag or blanket, sheets, pillow, etc.
    • Toiletries: Hand soap, towel, washcloth, shower products, comb/brush, sun screen, toothbrush etc.
    • Supplies: Fan (rooms do not have AC), Bible, something to write with, notebook, alarm clock
    • Clothing: Capitol attire, smart casual attire, and camp attire. See below for definitions and dress code requirements.
    • Closed-toed shoes: Required for Tuesday
    • *Games/Sports Equipment: Some will be provided; however, feel free to bring your own games, football, Frisbee, etc.
    • *Spending Money: Only needed for LEAD Wisconsin merchandise or vending machines.
    • *Umbrella
    • *Cell Phone: Cell phone use will be permitted only during free times in the dorms or outside. Campers are encouraged to contact home during their free times.
    • *Snacks to share with your dorm room.

    *These items are optional.

    WHAT NOT TO BRING

    • Electronics (e.g., games, drones, iPods, CD/MP3/DVD players, stereos, iPads, laptops, tablets, computers, etc.)
    • Flammable materials
    • Controlled substances

    If in doubt, call the LEAD Wisconsin office at (888) 378-7395; we will let you know if you should bring it.

    Note to Parents: Please take the opportunity to go through your camper’s luggage with him/her and discuss what constitutes appropriate, professional, and modest clothing as outlined below and to ensure no items are brought from the list above.

    DRESS CODE

    While we recognize that families have different tastes, views, and standards on what constitutes professional, modest, and appropriate dress, all campers attending LEAD Wisconsin are required to respect and comply with our LEAD Wisconsin dress code.

    LADIES’ DRESS CODE

    General Standards:

    • Neat, clean, modest, and activity-appropriate
    • No crude language or images on clothing
    • No tears, fraying, or inappropriate holes
    • Hats may not be worn during any sessions
    • Shirts must cover the lower back, midsection and bra (including straps)
    • No sheer, tight, low-cut or open-backed shirts
    • Tank tops must have straps at least two inches wide if worn alone (no spaghetti straps)
    • Shorts must be long enough to cover mid-thigh
    • No tight shorts or pants
    • Skirts and dresses must reach the knees if no leggings are worn
    • If leggings are worn, skirts and dresses must be within a hand’s width above the knee when standing and sitting.
    • No pajamas outside of dorm rooms
    • Capitol Attire, Smart Casual Attire and Camp Attire must comply with these general standards.

    Capitol Attire:

    • Professional pants, skirts, or dresses (i.e., no denim, corduroy or cargo)
    • Professional top
    • Comfortable dress shoes (i.e., no flip-flops, crocs, tennis or casual shoes)
    • Optional tights, leggings, nylons etc.
    • Blazer recommended

    Smart Casual Attire:

    • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times
    • Nice shirt
    • Nice jeans or pants

    Camp Attire:

    • Closed-toed shoes (required for Tuesday)
    • Comfortable shoes or sandals
    • Comfortable tops
    • Comfortable bottoms

    All campers attending LEAD WI are required to respect and comply with the above.
    If these standards are not met, LEAD WI staff may ask the camper to change.

    GENTLEMEN’S DRESS CODE

    General Standards:

    • Neat, clean, modest, and activity-appropriate
    • No crude language or images on clothing
    • No tears, fraying, or inappropriate holes
    • Hats may not be worn during any sessions
    • Shirts must be worn at all times
    • Shirts must cover the entire torso
    • No tight or low-cut shirts
    • No sideless muscle-cut tank tops or shirts
    • Shorts must be long enough to cover mid-thigh
    • No sagging shorts or pants
    • No underwear showing
    • No pajamas outside of dorm rooms
    • Capitol Attire, Smart Casual Attire and Camp Attire must comply with these general standards.

    Capitol Attire:

    • Dress pants (i.e., no jeans, corduroys, or cargo pants)
    • Collared dress shirt with a professional tie or bowtie
    • Comfortable dress shoes (i.e., no flip-flops, crocs, tennis or casual shoes)
    • Dress socks (i.e., no white or athletic socks)
    • Suit jacket or blazer recommended
    • See General Standards above.

    Smart Casual Attire:

    • Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times
    • Nice shirt
    • Nice jeans or pants

    Camp Attire:

    • Closed-toed shoes (required for Tuesday)
    • Comfortable shoes or sandals
    • Comfortable tops
    • Comfortable bottoms

    All campers attending LEAD WI are required to respect and comply with the above.
    If these standards are not met, LEAD WI staff may ask the camper to change.

    FOOD ALLERGIES

    • On your registration, you should have noted any special dietary needs, restrictions, or allergies that will require any degree of consideration.
    • Campers with denoted allergies will be provided with alternative food selections.
    • Campers are responsible to monitor the food they consume and should ask the kitchen if they are ever uncertain whether or not the food contains something they should not eat.
    • LEAD Wisconsin must be made aware of a camper’s/participant’s allergies and special needs requests at least three weeks prior to the start of the program.
    • LEAD Wisconsin and Maranatha Baptist University cannot guarantee allergen free food, and cross-contamination is always a risk.
    • Manufacturers of the commercial foods used may change the formulation at any time, without notice. Participants concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk.
    • Neither LEAD Wisconsin nor Maranatha Baptist University will assume any liability for adverse reactions to foods consumed or items one may come in contact with during the week of participating in LEAD Wisconsin.

    LEARNING IMPAIRMENTS AND MENTAL HEALTH

    • On your registration, you should have noted any learning impairments or mental health concerns.
    • It is important that we are aware of these beforehand so that we can properly prepare to work with your teen.
    • We will contact you for more information so that we can plan for the support necessary for your teen and ensure a positive experience.
    • LEAD Wisconsin will do what it can within reason to accommodate campers with learning impairments or mental health concerns.

    DISCLAIMER

    Issues and topics debated, including bills for the mock legislature may be controversial or sensitive in nature. For more information, questions, or concerns, please contact our office.

    camper code of conduct + release forms

    CAMPER CODE OF CONDUCT

    The camper’s digital signature is required in order to attend LEAD Wisconsin.

    LEAD Wisconsin is a premiere biblical worldview and leadership training program for teens. We hope your experience here will be enjoyable, rewarding, and challenging. The instructors, staff, and chaperones are committed to helping you grow as a leader, and they are looking forward to you being here. The development of leadership skills includes taking responsibility for your own life and conduct, and the foundation for all behavior at all times can be summed up in the word respect, in other words, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

    Please read the following carefully:

    “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous…” 1 Peter 3:8

    The Bible says that Christians should “think on things that are excellent” and “avoid all appearance of evil.”

    • I will maintain the highest moral standards and maintain a clear personal witness through proper conduct and appropriate dress. (See the LEAD Wisconsin Policies and Dress Code for our standards, found on the tab above.)
    • I will not drink alcoholic beverages or use tobacco in any form while at LEAD Wisconsin. I will not use any type of illegal substances, use offensive language, etc.

    Leadership involves self-discipline, which means accepting personal responsibility to do those things that are expected of you “as unto the Lord.” Christian leadership involves servanthood. Jesus said, “Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant.”

    • I will be prompt and attentive in all classes and activities and keep myself, my belongings, and my room neat and clean.
    • I will display a servant attitude toward my fellow campers, instructors, staff, chaperones, and Maranatha Baptist University staff.

    LEAD Wisconsin is an environment conducive to learning and personal growth and one in which you can make friends and not be distracted by outside influences.

    • I will not bring to LEAD Wisconsin anything that would detract from this goal (including but not limited to the items described in the LEAD Wisconsin Policies). Neither will I use the computer or internet inappropriately when doing research.

    LEAD Wisconsin is held at Maranatha Baptist University and visits other venues such as the State Capitol. We believe it is important to present a clear testimony for Jesus Christ among our neighbors and in the community.

    • I will respect the property, privacy, and rights of others, whether associated or not associated with LEAD Wisconsin.

    The Bible commands us to submit to authority. It is our desire that each camper has a teachable spirit and is willing to be cooperative, obedient, and respectful to any person in God-ordained authority.

    • I will obey the rules, including those given in the LEAD Wisconsin Policies, and submit to the authority of staff, instructors, and chaperones.

    I have read and agree with all of the above. I have also read and agree to abide by the LEAD Wisconsin Policies. I understand that I will be expected to abide by this signed covenant. I further understand that if I choose not to abide by this signed covenant, I will face appropriate consequences, possibly even being asked to leave.

    “Camper’s signature”

    PARENT/GUARDIAN OR 18+ CAMPER CONSENT

    The parent/legal guardian of a camper or 18+ camper’s digital signature is required in order to attend LEAD Wisconsin.

    I, as parent/legal guardian of a camper or as an 18+ camper attending LEAD Wisconsin, held on the campus of Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin, during the summer of 2020, do hereby give my permission for his/her attendance, and further:

    I agree to hold, LEAD Wisconsin, Wisconsin Family Council, and Maranatha Baptist University, the owners and lessees of any premises used to conduct classes or activities, their sanctioning institutions, agents, officers, directors, and employees harmless and indemnify them from any injury, loss, damage, or claim of any nature arising out of or related to my/my child’s participation in the classes and activities of LEAD Wisconsin, specifically including any negligent act or omission of the above.

    I have completed and submitted an accurate LEAD Wisconsin Medical Release Form.

    I give permission to LEAD Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Council to use my/my child’s photograph/video, oral and/or written comments in promotions.

    I have read and agree with all of the above, and I support LEAD Wisconsin and Wisconsin Family Council in its endeavor to provide the best possible learning environment for every camper.

    “Parent/Guardian or 18+ Camper Signature”

    MEDICAL RELEASE

    The parent/legal guardian of a camper or 18+ camper’s digital signature is required in order to attend LEAD Wisconsin.

    In case of sickness or emergency, I authorize such medical procedures as are deemed necessary to be performed at the discretion of LEAD Wisconsin staff. I release LEAD Wisconsin, its agents, officers, directors, and employees of any liability from injuries and damages suffered by me/my child due to such medical procedures. I hereby agree to indemnify and hold LEAD Wisconsin harmless with respect to such medical procedures, including payment for all medical procedures performed on my/my child’s behalf.

    For medical release, digitally sign the Full Name of Parent/Guardian or 18+ Camper:

    “Parent/Guardian or 18+ Camper Signature”