Honestly, when I first learned I had to attend the summer leadership adventure week as a result of being in the President’s Leadership Program (PLP), I was a little hesitant. The truth is, I was not very eager to spend a week at CNU when I knew I would only have limited time to spend with my friends after graduation. After summer, I likely would not see many of my friends for a very long time, so I wanted to capitalize on the summer and spend it with close friends.
However, I went and I’m so glad I did. summer leadership adventure immediately follows Setting Sail orientation, which is amazing in its own right. However, the leadership adventure portion has a much bigger emphasis on bonding and developing lasting relationships. For example, several days are spent working on team-building exercises. There was room for all kinds in these exercises because every activity required different sets of skills. So, everyone had a chance to offer their own expertise.
In addition, the week was designed to bring people out of their comfort zones. I know this sounds intimidating, and it’s supposed to. It’s important to be ready to accept a challenge or rise to an occasion, but one value the summer leadership adventure week strives to instill is that it’s also important to work with those around you. When you’re out of your comfort zone, never hesitate to lean on a friend for help.
There’s so much more I could go on about, but I wouldn’t want to ruin any of the wonderful surprises the summer leadership adventure week has in store for PLP members. I hope you’re looking forward to it!