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Missouri Military Academy

MMA’s Leadership Camp is designed to build confidence, self-esteem and teaches valuable leadership skills.
MMA’s Confidence Camp provides young boys with a fun, challenging environment where they develop a sense of pride in themselves and their accomplishments focusing on good decision-making and teamwork

General Info: 

Address: 204 N Grand St
Website: https://www.missourimilitaryacademy.org/summer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (573) 581-1776
Gender of Campers: Male
Dates: LC 3-15 July / CC June 26-July 1, 3-8 July, 10-15 July / SA June 20 – July 15
Hours: Boarding
Ages: LC 11-17 / CC 8-11 / SA Grades 7-12
Activities: Daily physical training Paintball Rappelling and rock climbing wall Rifle marksmanship Pugil sticks Swimming Knot Tying Leadership Reaction Course First aid training with certification High Ropes Climbing Wall Map reading

Camp FAQ: https://www.missourimilitaryacademy.org/summer/summer-camp-faq


Q&A with Missouri Military Academy:

What makes your camp unique?

MMA’s Leadership Camp is designed to challenge young men in a way that builds their confidence and self-esteem and teaches valuable leadership skills. It’s designed to help boys understand the benefits and responsibilities of being a leader through supervised activities that provide an opportunity for development of personal independence, team-spirit, motivational skills and self-reflection.

Physical training helps participants unlock their potential, and team-building courses help students learn to work better alongside peers and make life-long friends.

MMA’s Confidence Camp provides young boys with a fun, challenging environment where they are given activities designed to help boys develop a sense of pride in themselves and their accomplishments and improve self-esteem. Focusing on good decision-making and teamwork exercises, this one- or two-week program will prove to your son that when he puts his mind to something, he can accomplish great things.

Each activity has a self-review component to help young people learn to develop the ability to grow from experiences.

Summer school and summer classes like you’ve never experienced! MMA’s Summer Academy has two tracks – the Middle School Program (grades 7-8) and the High School Program (grades 9-12) – each designed to simultaneously challenge students academically and physically so they may hone their academic abilities and learn good studying practices while building their confidence and improving their self-esteem by expanding on their range of life experiences. This military summer school is challenging, motivating, and fun for boys!

What activities are offered at your camp?

Daily physical training
Paintball
Rappelling and rock climbing wall
Rifle marksmanship
Pugil sticks
Swimming
Knot Tying
Leadership Reaction Course
First aid training with certification
High Ropes
Climbing Wall
Map reading

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?

10/3

How much time do the campers spend outside?

8-12 hours

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

All meals are provided

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Up at around 6:30
Check “activities” listed
Summer Academy – goes to school, activities after and study hall after dinner…on weekends they will do a lot of the activities listed plus ride horses and go on field trips.
“Taps” (bed time) at 10:00pm

How old are the counselors and how are they trained?

Counselors are ROTC cadets from mid-west colleges and our regular faculty, staff and mentors are always around as well. Everyone is fully trained prior to camp starting. A lot of our counselors are returning ones but we do training every year. Safety is #1 on our campus

Is this an overnight camp?

Yes

Overnight Camp Questions

What does the camper’s living situation look like?

2-man rooms in barracks (dorms)

How do parents and campers communicate?

We hold all cell phones in the mentor offices. Usually boys call home on weekends. We take a lot of pictures daily and upload them on our flicker site (link given to parents) so they can keep up with what their son’s are doing. Parents also have all contact numbers if they need to chat with their son

How does your camp handle homesickness?

We keep the boys busy but if there is some homesickness we’re pretty good at handling that since we’re also a boarding school. During the regular school year we have boys from 14 different countries and 27 States.

What are the meals like at camp?

There’s always a beef or chicken, vegetables, sandwich bar, salad bar, bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes…just a bunch of really good food made from scratch in our kitchen.

Can parents visit the camp?

For Summer Academy yes…there’s usually a parent day. The other camps are 1-2 weeks so parents don’t come to visit.

Is the schedule highly structured, or do kids have a lot of free choices?

All these camps have a daily schedule. There is some free time in the evening.

Is transportation available to and from camp?

It can be arranged if flying in. Most parents bring their boys to campus.

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