NFU All-States Leadership Camp
June 24-29, 2022 | Chippewa Falls, WI
Reach out to your Farmers Union Education Director to learn more about registration and traveling to and from All-States camp. Travel dates may include June 23, 2022.
Youth education and leadership programs are essential to the success and growth of National Farmers Union (NFU). Each summer, NFU members ages 18-20 who have distinguished themselves as leaders are given the opportunity to attend NFU’s All-States Leadership Camp. Youth come from across the United States to explore their personal leadership skills, identify issues important to their generation, and discuss their role in affecting positive change throughout rural America, both individually and through involvement in Farmers Union.
Farmers Union campers take part in cooperative activities and listen to several inspirational speakers. In previous years, speakers have included Olympic gold and bronze-medal wrestler Rulon Gardner, comedian Josh Blue, and a National U.S. Paralympics soccer player who didn’t let cerebral palsy slow his game. In addition to building leadership skills and other learning opportunities, participants enjoy hikes and outdoor games, a camper talent show, dances, a campfire, and outings which have included trips to an amusement park and musical dinner theatre.
The 2022 All-States Camp will feature Space, Candyland, and 1950s theme nights and costume contests. Campers will have the opportunity to enjoy swimming and watercraft on Lake Wissota, participate in mock policy debates, and run for a position on the National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC). NYAC duties include representing thousands of Farmers Union youth across the country, including working at the annual NFU Convention, honing their leadership skills at Fly-In in Washington, D.C., and by helping plan the next year’s All-States Leadership Camp.
Are you interested in attending All-States Leadership Camp? Contact your state Farmers Union for eligibility requirements for future camps. Click here to locate your local Farmers Union. Photos from previous All-States Leadership camps can be found on NFU's Flickr.
COVID-19 The health and safety of all those who attend All-States Leadership Camp is our top priority. We have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19, and currently we plan to host the camp in-person. We will continue to monitor information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Camp Associations for updates on how to host a safe camp. These updates may affect some camp activities.