Leaders are made, not born!

Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) is proud to present Camp LEAD: The Amazing Chase, a fun and dynamic summer experience focused on innovative youth leadership. This intensive, one-week summer day camp engages 5th-8th grade boys and girls at a pivotal point in their development.

Camp LEAD: The Amazing Chase will utilize games and outdoor team activities to encourage healthy competition and collaboration. This day camp encourages campers to focus on cooperation, teamwork, effective communication strategies, time management and the art of personal leadership.

Just like in the hit television series The Amazing Race, campers will be given daily team challenges that will help them learn to negotiate for success and gain valuable team points!

ELA trained facilitators guide students through a journey of self-discovery, engaging them in divergent thinking as they construct meaning from the group experiences they encounter through each module. The interactive activities are followed by thought provoking group debriefs and analysis to encourage personal reflection and individual application.


Join us for a week of fun! Camp challenges will stretch personal limits, educate, empower and equip campers to take away the critical soft skills needed to become a leader in today’s world.

A brand new Camp LEAD curriculum every year means your camper can have four years of leadership development before they even hit high school. Turn your camper’s potential into performance through a memorable summer experience that will give your student a competitive edge as they head back to school in the fall!

Camp LEAD sessions run Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at schools, community centers and corporate partner facilities throughout Northeast Ohio and the mid-Atlantic Region.


ELA’s Camp LEAD offers the perfect balance between authentic learning and gross-motor dynamic activities. Scholarships are available.


Cost: $275 through 3/31/18. $295 after 3/31/18


June 11-15, 2018 GRAFTON Midview Middle
July 9-13, 2018 UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS Gesu Catholic School
July 9-13, 2018 NORTH RIDGEVILLE Lake Ridge Academy
July 16-20, 2018 CLEVELAND Saint Joseph Academy
July 23-27, 2018 LYNDHURST Hawken School
July 30-Aug 3, 2018 BEACHWOOD Ahuja Medical Center
Aug 6-10, 2018 NORTHFIELD Lawrence School

More About Effective Leadership Academy

Our mission is to help young people develop their most valuable asset – themselves. Effective Leadership Academy (ELA) was started in 2008 by Founder and Executive Director Flo Brett, who recognized the struggle of new corporate professionals who were expected to assume leadership positions, but lacked the necessary skills. In response, Brett developed and led an intensive adult leadership-training program with outstanding results. She then went on to identify a significant gap in student leadership training in middle and secondary schools.

Brett adapted her training program to serve the needs of students in grades 5-12, college students and educators to ensure they received essential life-skills education during their most formative years. Since its inception, ELA’s expert facilitators have provided 20,000+ students and professionals throughout Northeast Ohio and in the mid-Atlantic region with custom designed and award-winning programs that turn potential into performance.



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