2024 YLC Dates: June 27 – July 22, 2024
Tuition Fee: $3,750
Camp Taloali, Oregon

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

All NAD YLC campers should meet the following expectations:

  • High school sophomores and juniors (going to be a junior or senior)
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities

All applicants are required to submit:

After receiving a letter of acceptance, campers must complete the following:

  • Secure your spot with a $100 deposit
  • Sign and return all required forms including:
    • Provide a photocopy of both sides of the health insurance card
    • Complete and submit a health history form signed by a physician

Camper Application

Applicants must complete the online camper application. Applicants will not be considered if we do not receive all information requested (Written Essay or Video Essay, Resume, Letters of Recommendation). The deadline is January 15, 2024. We will send you an email to inform you about the status of your application.

Applicants are required to submit a typed essay OR video essay, which must include an answer to the following question:

  • If you could choose to have a long conversation with anyone, living or a historical figure, who would it be, and what topic or question would you be most eager to discuss with them?

You need to choose one: 

  • Typed Essay; it must have your full name on the top, must be half-page, single spaced with 12 pt font, should be written by the applicant without assistance from others, saved as a Microsoft Word document or PDF with the filename: YLC_Essay_LastName _FirstName. (ex. YLC_Essay_Wright_Jimel). The online application will have a section for you to attach your essay. 


  • Video Essay; the video must be no more than 2 minutes and be submitted as an Unlisted YouTube link. The online application will have a section for you to post your link.

Applicants are also required to submit a resume. If you do not have a resume, please write few paragraphs that describe your leadership experiences. These experiences should be revolved around your involvement in school activities or community events you have participated in. Please include your resume as a separate document from your essay.

Letters of Recommendation
Applicants will need to ask three references to fill out the letters of recommendations, one each of the following:

  • School administrator (ex: Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Student Life, Residential Supervisor)
  • Teacher
  • Jr. NAD advisor, Organization sponsor, School Counselor or Dorm Counselors

** We look forward to receiving your camper application! **
If you need assistance, please do not hesitate and contact us at [email protected].