Last night, Camp Ultimate Peace celebrated the graduation of 13 leaders in training from UP’s signature leadership development program. This class represents the largest class in the five-year history of the program, and the ceremony featured both personal and fun examples of the teenagers’ growth through the three years.
The event had three unique components: a video of their time together – constructed by the graduates themselves; tri-lingual recognition of each graduate with a presentation of the graduation certificate and Five Ultimate gear; finally a song, led by a previous leadership program graduate and a coach visiting Camp from the US.
Graduating at Camp 2016 represents the third and final development stage for these 13 young people: Campers up through Camp 2013. They then worked hard as LITs for three years: growing closer, learning our sport and values, then completing projects.
From now on these 13 young people are full-fledged coaches and administrators, including Camp this week, our deepest and strongest in UP history. Congratulations to the newest staff of Ultimate Peace!!!