Natural Leaders Network Ramping up for Third Annual Legacy Camp

Natural Leaders Network Ramping up for Third Annual Legacy Camp
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV (JULY 17, 2014) – The Natural Leaders Network, an initiative of the Children & Nature Network, is convening their Third Annual Legacy Camp, an intensive four-day retreat that trains young, diverse leaders (ages 18-29) in community leadership development and skills training for leading nature-based outings. The Natural Leaders Network supports these leaders as they return to create change in their communities and makes a commitment to investing in these leaders for a lifetime.

The Legacy Camp, which serves as a centerpiece of the Natural Leaders Network, will take place July 20 – July 25, and is made possible by the support of The REI Foundation, The North Face, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This year, 53 young leaders from more than 50 communities across the country will travel to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

““The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center is excited to welcome back to campus the 2014 Legacy Camp Natural leaders” said Steve Chase, Chief, Division of Education & Outreach at
National Conservation Training Center for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “We see these extraordinary young people as our future conservation leaders, who have the vision and drive to guide the next generation to reconnect with nature and the outdoors.”

The selection process included assessing each applicant’s passion for the mission of the Natural Leaders Network, leadership qualities, outdoor and environmental organization experience, strength of their references, and potential…
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