The Lead-Connect-Achieve program is a nature adventure at Hiram College’s Northwoods Field Station in the remote wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The program is designed to inspire young men and women to develop leadership skills, connect with nature, and achieve individual and group goals. Instruction is provided by skilled Hiram College staff, faculty and students to ensure that students have positive, meaningful experiences. This program is for motivated 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have an interest in nature adventure. We are seeking applicants with a clear sense of how the Lead-Connect-Achieve program will benefit them as they prepare for college. Outdoor experience is not required, but participants should be capable of hiking up to 8-10 miles in a day and have at least novice swimming experience. Students will stay in cabins and tents.
$570, includes meals, lodging, transportation, instruction, and all activities
Hiram College will award a $1,000 Summer Academy Scholarship to every high school student who attends a 2016 summer academy and enrolls as a full time student at Hiram College. The scholarship is renewable each year for up to four years. Only one Summer Academy Scholarship will be awarded per new student.
Matt Sorrick, Director of Science Education
Hiram College’s Northwoods Field Station in the remote wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
The 2017 High School Leadership Lead-Connect-Achieve program is aimed at high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Please submit one registration form and one payment per student. Registration will begin in the Spring of 2017.
+ Pay Only: If you have already registered but have not paid, please click the Pay Only link to be directed to the payment screen. Please be aware that the first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance.
The total cost is $570. Meals, lodging, transportation, instruction, and all activities are covered in this price. The online registration form is linked to two online payment options. Payment arrangements include:
Online by Credit Card: Hiram College accepts American Express, Discover, and MasterCard. When paying by credit card, please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be included in the total amount charged.
Online by Electronic Check: There is no convenience fee when paying by E-check.
Reference: On the registration form, students are asked to provide the name, title, telephone number and email address of a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to serve as a reference on their behalf. We assume that references are aware that students have used their names and that they may be contacted.
The first applicants to complete the registration process in its entirety and submit their full payment will be considered for acceptance. High school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are welcome to register. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The deadline for registration is April 28, 2017. Interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Once students have registered and paid in full, their registration materials will be reviewed by the faculty leading the workshop. As soon as a student has been approved, Matt Sorrick, Director of Science Education will send out an email notifying the student that he or she has been accepted to attend.
Full payment must accompany registration to be considered for acceptance. A full refund will be issued for those students not accepted into the workshop. Students who choose to withdraw at least three weeks prior to the first day of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be made after that date.