|Welcome to the home page of
West Virginia's Camp Lincoln!
|What is it?
Camp Lincoln is an annual youth leadership camp dedicated to teaching teens between the ages 14 and 18
about leadership, history, and the political process.
At the beginning of camp, campers are divided into two political parties, the Federalists and the Nationalists.
The parties hold meetings and elect a chairman, treasurer, and party whip. Activities are held daily and the
parties compete for points awarded by the Great Wazoo. Each night, the parties gather in the spirit circle
singing songs, performing skits, and competing in silly challenges. At the end of Spirit Circle, the spirit stick is
awarded to the party that showed the most spirit during the daily activities. Classes are held daily on subjects
such as History, Law, Ethics, Politics, Leadership, and Government. A mock model congress is convened
where each camper is a delegate representing their respective county. Bills are introduced, debated, and voted
on throughout the week. Midway through the week, a primary election is held to nominate each party's
candidate for camp president and vice president. The parties earn 'Camp Lincoln money' from the counselors
throughout the week that they may use to purchase campaign supplies from the camp store. The campers work
together to paint campaign signs and banners that are posted around the camp and waived at the rallies at the
spirit circle. On Friday a convention is held to elect the camp president and vice president.
Judges, elected officials, and business
leaders often stop by the camp to speak
to the campers on a variety of subjects
and offer insight into the daily aspects of
their career fields.
Ultimately, Camp Lincoln is an exciting
learning experience and a great place to
make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Where is it?
Camp Lincoln is held at Camp Caesar in Cowen, West Virginia.
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When is it?
Camp Lincoln 2014 begins on Sunday, July 6th with registration from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Camp adjourns on
Saturday, July 12th at 11:00 am.
How much does it cost?
The cost to attend Camp Lincoln is $250 for the week, and is all inclusive. If you cannot afford the cost, but still
want to attend, contact us to find out more about how to find a sponsor!
|You can help make Camp Lincoln a success!
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