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Summer Leadership Conference

CASC's Summer Conference is a leadership camp unlike any other – it's a conference by students, for students, where campers are empowered to change their community and stand out as leaders, forming lifelong friendships along the way. Our camp provides students and educators with leadership skills, team building techniques, and inspiration to transform their school and community, empowering them to make a difference.

Who can attend?

Middle and High Schoolers

Why this conference?
Location

UC Santa Barbara

Starting At

899

Date & Time

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2024

Apply By

May 17 Regular Registration Deadline

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CASC UCSB Transportation Signup Form


Overview

“CASC Camp” is a fun, life-changing experience for ALL students who want to lead in their schools, communities, and beyond. Advisors, activities directors, and staff are also welcome to participate in the special track tailored for educators. Take home the leadership skills necessary to transform your student council and solve the problems you see in your school! Bring back ideas from other schools throughout the state to implement on your own campus, and meet people with the same passion for leadership, developing friendships that will last a lifetime. Here’s your chance to be inspired! CASC offers you the opportunity to acquire a variety of leadership skills and team building techniques, such as presentation skills, meeting skills, and project planning. Most importantly, we will inspire you to bring positive change to your school and community in a way that only a CASC Summer Camp can do. On top of that, every day at camp is the chance to make a new friend, step out of your comfort zone, and have fun! Through a combination of general sessions, small groups led by a CASC trained staff member, exciting workshops, structured activities, and inspirational guest speakers, you will walk away with the knowledge of leadership skills and curriculum, the passion to put those skills to use to transform your own high school campus, and an experience you will never forget. After four days, you will return to school a different person than you were when you arrived. Go home a leader, inspired to use what you learned to make a difference!


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"Through this organization, I feel I have truly realized my full potential. Before coming to CASC I was my own worst enemy, but after attending their summer camp at UC Berkeley, I realized that I have already inspired multiple people at such an early stage in my life. I now have the inspiration to fully and whole-heartedly follow my dreams."

Rachel Sheeter

Student



"I came to CASC hoping to learn more about being a leader, but I left with so much more than the skills to run a meeting and handle conflict. Because of this camp, my life has been changed and I learned what it truly means to be a good leader. It is about loving yourself and everyone around you. We must take every opportunity to appreciate the people in our lives because it is the small things that count and even a little gesture can change the world. I am a better person thanks to CASC and I think every high school student should have the opportunity to experience this amazing camp."

Lauren Colvin

Delegate at a CASC Summer Conference


Event Outline

The general outline for the summer conference schedule for all tracks is below.

All students should be able to participate, regardless of their financial situations. Schools are responsible for the registration costs, although some students do cover their own fees. We understand that time is limited, and we will work with you to ensure proper processing of payments.

Many community groups will also be interested in sponsoring your work at the state level. Please refer to this fundraising guide used by delegates to obtain funding or check out a draft sponsorship letter. Feel free to get in touch with june.thompson@casc.net if you would like help or guidance.​

Funding and Sponsorships

For questions or more information, please contact the summer@casc.net or the CASC office at (510) 834-2272 or june.thompson@casc.net,

CASC Contact Information

CASC has scholarships for students. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Click here to access the Scholarship Application.

CASC Scholarship

  • For over 70 years, the California Association of Student Councils has been the state’s student-run organization focusing on youth leadership. CASC serves student councils and their advisors, as well as all other young leaders and students who want to make a difference in their community. Through peer-to-peer leadership training and conferences, CASC provides students and advisors the opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with other students and advisors, and become empowered. CASC also lobbies for students and better schools at the state and local levels.​

  • There are none! We are proud to have an extremely diverse group of students and advisors participate in our programs. Some come to our programs with years of leadership experience and extracurricular activities while others come to our programs with none. Everyone learns and grows from our programs in different ways. Anybody who wishes to develop their leadership skills is welcome to join our program.

  • You can get involved in a number of ways:

    1. Attend a statewide CASC program – summer camp, SABE, SABLE, or YASC

    2. Attend a region conference with your ASB or other student leaders

    3. Contact your local region president and get involved with your region

    4. Become a part of the governing body of CASC by applying for state council

  • You can check out our programs directory by clicking on the "PROGRAMS" tab!

  • CASC is unique from other organizations in a variety of ways:

    1. Peer-to-Peer Training: Rather than adults teaching curriculum and teambuilding to students, at CASC events highly-trained students lead most of the activities.

    2. CASC conferences focus on teaching students HOW to do things rather than WHAT to do. We provide skills and knowledge that will go farther than a dance theme or fundraising idea. The skills and curriculum CASC encourages students to think critically and teaches students how to apply curriculum to any and every part of their lives.

    3. CASC recognizes and supports the power of youth: This is an organization run FOR students BY students to ensure that all the needs of students are heard and met. We have high school and college students voting and making decisions alongside adults on the Board of Directors.

  • Check out our guide to attend a program for free! It should answer all of your questions as well as provide instructions on how to acquire scholarships from either CASC or local organizations! If you have further questions, contact the CASC Office or the State Development Director.

  • Whether you are a current student, alumni, parent, or any other stakeholder of the organization, you can help send students to CASC conferences to gain a life-changing experience. Any amount, small or big, will help students obtain a scholarship to attend programs. Donate today!

  • Regions are divided into twelve different areas of California, covering all 58 counties. It is based on your school location and you can find out your region by clicking on the 'Regions' tab.

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