Camp L.E.A.D

Camp L.E.A.D. is a week-long outdoor leadership camp for incoming freshman (current 8th graders) in Siskiyou County. Camp L.E.A.D. is typically over a week in June. A parent and camper information session will be held in Yreka leading up to the application deadline in late April. L.E.A.D. stands for Leadership Education, Adventure Driven and is formerly known as Camp Ford.

The Siskiyou Family YMCA annually facilitates Camp L.E.A.D. for incoming 9th graders in Siskiyou County. This week-long outdoor leadership camp continues to be facilitated by by the Siskiyou Family YMCA and is supported by dedicated partners who support leadership programs for our Siskiyou County youth.


Paradise Point, CA (18 miles southeast of Happy Camp) on the Klamath River. Transportation to and from camp is provided from Yreka and Happy Camp.


This opportunity is for incoming 9th graders in Siskiyou County, looking for a fun, challenging summer outdoors experience. Camp L.E.A.D. includes leadership development activities, river rafting, crafts, volleyball, skits, campfire, learning about nature, swimming and much, much more! Participants come to Camp L.E.A.D. to get prepared for high school: Be yourself, grow as a leader, and make new friends!


Counselors must have been a former Camp L.E.A.D camper and be a current high school sophomore or junior in Siskiyou County to apply. Counselors will support incoming freshman, to better prepare them for their transition to high school, connect with the outdoors and learn and practice leadership skills are invited to apply for counselor positions. This is a volunteer position. All food, rafting, training and travel is included. 


There is no cost to attend.

This is a competitive application process. Any application filled out by a parent/guardian will be disqualified. Upon acceptance to the camp you will be provided with parental/guardian consent form, health form, and liability waiver.