August 30, 2022

My Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Experience

Education Human Interest Stories

Meet Grazia and Morgan, two of your co-op’s 2022 campers!

Why is it beneficial to send your kids to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp held annually in July outside Steamboat Springs? There, they discover valuable lessons about leadership, make lifelong friends, raft the Colorado River, and learn about electrical safety and the cooperative principles!


Going to camp, I expected to learn some new leadership skills and have fun. And I did just that! I learned that leadership looks different for everyone. We can all lead in our own ways, no matter how big or small.

I would recommend this camp because it really feels like one big, happy family. You get to have a lot of fun while also learning about how to better yourself
as a leader.

I applied to be an ambassador because I knew how much of an impact camp had on me, and I wanted to be able to make an impact on future campers. Being an ambassador means I get to walk alongside next year’s campers in their journey of discovering themselves as leaders. I’m SO excited!


My favorite part was meeting everyone and getting to know all of the new people.

I learned that leading by example is very important and can at some points be more important than verbal leading.

I would recommend this camp because it gets everyone out of their comfort zone.

This camp helped me form friendships I hope to have for the rest of my life.

2023 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp