First-time campers are sworn in as members of the LEAD WI Assembly where they work to pass or fail real bills from the Wisconsin legislature. Campers strategize with their caucus, hold a press conference, and hear from professional lobbyists in committee meetings chaired by real state legislators. LEAD WI culminates on the Assembly floor in the Wisconsin Capitol where campers debate and cast their votes.
Alumni campers role-play as state senators. They take up more challenging tasks by offering amendments to bills and engaging in open debate. Senators strategize with their caucus, host a press conference, act as reporters during the Assembly Track press conference and attend committee meetings chaired by real state legislators. LEAD WI senators convene for their own final legislative session in the Wisconsin Capitol.
This alumni track covers all camp events. The LEAD News Network’s (LNN) print publication, the LEADer, is a daily newspaper featuring the latest news, updates and opinion pieces—all written by the Media Track campers. LNN produces a broadcast, shown at the end of the week during the commissioning ceremony. This track focuses on Journalism and Reporting, Writing and Research, Videography and Photography, Interviewing, Editing, and Media Ethics. Attendance is limited and is based on application acceptance. Click here for the Media Track application.
LEAD Wisconsin is a week-long, true-to-life leadership simulation that plays out in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Under the direction of experienced professionals from a wide variety of fields, campers are given the unique opportunity to see what a Christian leader faces in the real world.
LEAD Wisconsin’s curriculum is taught by trained instructors, who will lay a Biblical foundation. The camp experience includes training sessions, covering an array of engaging discussions.
Topics may include:
- Life: Making the Case for the Unborn
- Religious Freedom: What’s the Big Deal?
- Worldviews: Communism, Socialism, etc.
- Creationism: Do We Have the Scientific Proof?
- Leadership: Being An Influencer
- Marriage and Family: Why It Matters
- Racial Issues: God’s Design for Mankind
- Social Media: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
The entire week, campers actively engage in:
- Authentic leadership simulation
- Biblical worldview discussions
- Faith-building worship
- Recreation & relationships
LEARN to live out your
faith in the real world
be EMPOWERED to fulfill
God’s purpose for your life
ACT like a leader:
Learn by doing!
DISCOVER and unlock
your God-given potential