The Central PA Conservancy Wednesday announced it is now accepting applications for the July 10-15 Goddard Leadership Legacy Institute residential leadership and conservation program for youths ages 13 to 15.
The Institute is held at the Ironmaster’s Mansion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Cumberland County.
The program provides children with opportunities to become immersed in the natural, scenic, historic, agricultural, and recreational resources of the South Mountain Landscape while learning key lessons in leadership and citizenship.
The historic Ironmaster's Mansion serves as the base for fun field excursions and team projects to study water connections, forest resources, agriculture, and land use, all with an emphasis on how individual and community leadership can help protect our natural resources.
At mid-week, students board vans and travel to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Karen Noonan Center for valuable lessons in Bay ecology and leadership efforts to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Throughout the week, participants will also enjoy opportunities to kayak, rock climb, hike, swim, and conduct volunteer service projects both at Pine Grove and the Chesapeake Bay.
The program culminates in a student leadership conference at Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters in Annapolis, MD, where students will showcase their weeklong journey from the headwaters to the Bay to other students and community and public leaders.
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For much more information and to apply, visit the Goddard Leadership Legacy Institute website. The deadline for applications is June 4.For more information on other programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Central PA Conservancy website.