The Michigan Youth Leadership Training is a camp designed for youth in 9th through 12th grade to become impactful leaders in their schools and communities. The camp is designed around interactive simulations, trainings, cultural diversity, social justice, and service. This year’s camp will bring youth together across the region for the opportunity to network, learn, and make new friends.

Throughout this week long experience, campers build their leadership skills by discovering the wilderness, experiencing service, developing perspectives, learning about and experiencing different cultures, exploring issues of community involvement, poverty, race relations, ethics, and learning strategies for addressing social issues.

MIYLT is a life-changing week of adventure, self-discovery, friendship, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service.

MIYLT combines physically rigorous activities — such as canoeing and running — with intellectually stimulating seminars, cultural exchanges, small group interactions, and reflection to help young people lead and serve. Adult partners join the teams of young people for the last few days of the training to help plan the service projects they will implement in their home communities and beyond.

Ultimate goals at MIYLT are to: Motivate action for the common good. Enhance awareness of social, political, and environmental issues. Build capacity for taking effective action –individually, in groups, and in organizations. Strengthen abilities to work cooperatively across races, ethnicities, genders, geographies, and socioeconomic backgrounds.



Returning in June 2021.


Location: Camp Tuhsmeheta

10500 Lincoln Lake Road Northeast

Greenville, MI 48838