Application (PDF)

Application (Online Paperless Option) 

Due by April 27th, 2018
Please submit two letters of reference using the form. One must be from a teacher or principal, and the other can be from any adult, not related to you and who has known you for at least a year. Reference Form (PDF)


Counselor Forms

Counselor 2018 Application (PDF)

Forms are due by April 27, 2018

Counselor 2018 Reference Form (PDF)

Please submit two letters of reference using the form above.




July 15-21, 2018
(Counselors start on July 14th)

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 or counselor and be a current high school sophomore or junior in Siskiyou County to apply. Submit and application and two letters of recommendation by April 27th. One reference must be from a teacher/principal and the other can be from any adult, not related to you, who has known you for at least 1 year. 

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. 


  • Attend the counselor orientation

  • Be a positive role model to campers

  • Lead Activities

  • Connect with the campers from your community every three months during their freshman year


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.


There is no cost to attend.