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Cooperative Leadership

June 26-30, 2023
Laurel Hill, NC

Cooperative Leadership Camp, also known as CLC, is a week-long summer camp for high school students ready to discover how they can make a difference in the world through cooperative business.

Attendees will learn about cooperatives, leadership and team building while connecting with leaders from across the state!

Sponsor Camp

Join other cooperative industry partners in sending future cooperative leaders to Camp for only $450 per student! Other great sponsorship opportunities are also available for your business.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Chaperone Camp

As a teacher or cooperative staff member you are invited to attend camp for the week as a chaperone. Please complete the Chaperone Form as well as the Background Check Form.

Chaperone Form

Attend Camp

Through industry-specific workshops and more, students will engage in experiential learning of the 8 Cooperative Principles, create real business and marketing plans, practice managing a real-life budget, identify and resolve real business challenges — all while having a great summer camp experience!

Applications Closed

Thank you 2023 Camp Sponsors!

We appreciate your committment of time and resources, and your shared passion for cooperatives.

Help us make Camp happen — Sponsors & Volunteers needed!

Camp 101

In addition to hands-on learning about the big world of cooperatives, students get a fun overnight camp experience, including swimming, lake activities and lots of camp fun.

All meals are included, and lodging is in air-conditioned bunk houses. Bus transportation to and from designated locations across the state is also available and included for attendees.

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To Educate, Connect and Promote future co-op leaders

The cooperative business model is at the center of all we do at #CLC. Camp is sponsored by North Carolina cooperatives, which means it’s free to the selected students!

Cooperative Leadership Camp attendees are also eligible to apply for the $1,000 Jim Graham Leadership Scholarship during their senior year of high school.

Watch 2022 CLC Video 

Camp Agenda


A Day in the Life of a Line Worker
• Coastal's Reality Series
• Farming & Sustainability: Cabot Co-op
• Build Worker/Owner T-shirt Cooperative
• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• The Food Co-op's Living Wage Simulation

Camp Activities:

• Lake-side activities & swimming
• Pool activities & swimming
• Canoeing, Hiking trails, Archery
• High ropes challenge
• Bonfires with s'mores
• Meeting lifelong friends

Blast from CLCs Past

Take a look at our photo albums from past Cooperative Leadership Camps!

2022 Camp

2021 Camp 

2019 Camp

2018 Camp

2017 Camp