“Let Them Follow You”
Youth Leadership Camp
09-15 July 2018 | Jurmala, Latvia
It is an intensive experience-based
summer camp that will enable you to
explore key leadership, cultural concepts and to have chance to figure out your
competences on individual leadership skils.
What is it?
Being a leader is a special
privilege given by people and it comes with certain responsibilities and
expectations. While leaders are aplenty, good leaders are few and far between.
Exemplary leaders who understand the sensitivities of different cultures and
can effectively bring people together are even harder to come by. With the
increasing complexity of issues our societies are facing right now, we need
leaders who care about making positive change, starting with themselves. We
need leaders who understand the importance of bringing people of different
cultures together to build trust, synergy and mutual respect. We need leaders
who dedicate their life purpose to creating positive ripple effects that
transcends cultures and boundaries. We need leaders who care about growing
others to be the best leaders they can be.
We believe that authentic
leadership should start by looking within oneself – knowing who I am, what I
stand for and what my purpose is. Only when we have the answers to these
questions should we then look outward to others – who I want to influence, how
I lead others and the kind of impact that I create on the people around me.
Who is this camp for?
“Leadership from Inside-out” is a summer
camp training course for youth, facilitators, youth workers, youth leaders,
educators and teachers, who want to enable individuals to reach their full
potential and who, above all, are keen on developing themselves as the kind of
leader that makes a real difference.
What will you be doing in the 7-day programme?
You will undergo an intensive
experience-based programme that will enable you to explore key leadership and
cultural concepts and theories (e.g. situational leadership, Hoefstede’s
cultural dimension theory) and their associated skills (e.g. observation,
feedback, active listening).
We will create the space and the context for you to
explore the following questions:
* WHAT defines me?
* WHAT kind of leader am I? What is
my style of leadership?
* WHAT kind of leader do I want to
* WHAT kind of influence do I have
* WHAT are my personal biases?
* WHERE does my source of power come
* HOW do I see people of different
* HOW can I bring people of
different cultures together?WHAT is my contribution to
connecting peoples of the world?
There are mainly three main
elements that we expect you to have in mind:
One, that you should be ready, open and committed to
explore within yourself at a deep level, however challenging the journey may
get; Two, that you are also responsible for other
participants’ learning and growth, not just your own; and Three, that you come with an intention to make a real
difference when you go back to your organisation or community. Your learning
and transformation should be evident from the way you lead future projects or
During the camp, you will explore:
- Leadership concepts and theories
- Leading and being lead
- Group dynamics
- Trust in team members
- Self-confidence and being/talking in front of the
- Intercultural learning
- Giving and receiving feedback
Where is it
going to happen?
The Summer camp is going to be organized in Jurmala, Latvia.
The city is 25 km far away from the capital of Latvia, Riga. Jurmala is a
resort town stretching 32 km and sandwiched between the Gulf of Riga and
Lielupe River. It has a 33 km stretch of white-sand beach, and a population of
56.000, making it the fifth largest city in Latvia.
What is the program?
Most of the day will be spent taking part in outdoor
activities. There will always be some free time in the afternoon, where you can
play sports, games, take part in activities with the other participants or just
relax a bit.
- No alcohol
- No drugs
- Only smoking on the designated places
- We meet on time
Below is a list of some of the items, we recommend
you bring along for the summer camp:
** Clothing: You
will mainly need summer clothes, but bring along some warmer clothes and waterproof
as the weather in Latvia is quite changeable: A warm day can easily turn
into a cold, rainy one. A waterproof
jacket is essential.
and sun cream.
** Footwear: We
recommend that you bring good walking shoes, or any other suitable shoe, which
already worn in. Try not to bring new shoes, as they are usually more
uncomfortable. Waterproof sandals will
also be useful.
can bring a sleeping bag/sleeping blanket & pillow and your own sheets if
** We recommend that
you bring a small rucksack to carry your belongings, when we are doing
from camp as well as a flash-light and a water bottle.
will also need to bring swimming costume/trunks.
will need to bring any medication that you need for treating chronic illnesses
What about the accommodation?
Participants will stay in a cosy hotel by the baltic sea with the name "Baltic Beach Hotel&Spa"
What is the program?
to know each other,
the social realities of the surrandings,
the working groups for video, picture, and activities.
Designing the camp flag
Presenting the experienced
Sightseeing tour in Riga
Visiting Local Youth Organization
Morning warm up
Treasure hunt in the city
Cooking Baltic Dishes
“Who am i”?
Create your own path
Let them follow you
Planning the next training