The FUGE Student Leader Apprentice (SLA) program is a two-week experience for students who love camp and want to gain hands-on leadership experience in a camp environment. Students go behind the scenes at FUGE and learn valuable leadership skills within the camp ministry setting. SLA is designed for students who are about to enter or who have just completed their senior year in high school. During the first week of the program, students will participate in a variety of experiences including a personality and leadership assessment, ministry sites, recreation, Bible study, development of leadership skills, prayer experiences, worship, etc.

During the second week, students will be apprenticed to a FUGE staffer and will gain hands-on camp experience. Students will serve in a variety of roles assisting the overall camp program. The apprentice week will give students a first-hand look at camp ministry as well as prepare them for future leadership roles.

 

Where is SLA?

For the summer of 2018, FUGE will offer three locations for the SLA program: Belmont University in Nashville, TN; North Greenville University in Greenville, SC; and Union University in Jackson, TN. Each location will offer a similar experience, but each location will also offer several unique elements.

SLA 2018 Dates at Belmont University (Nashville, TN):
Cost: $699 – (cost will include everything except for extra spending money and transportation to and from the program – all meals are included in the cost)
Dates: June 4-16, June 11-23, June 18-30, June 25 – July 7, July 2-14, July 9-21

SLA 2018 Dates at North Greenville University (Greenville, SC):
Cost: $649 – (cost will include everything except for extra spending money and transportation to and from the program – all meals are included in the cost)
Dates: June 4-16, June 11-23, June 18-30, June 25 – July 7, July 2-14, July 9-21, July 16-28

SLA 2018 Dates at Union University (Jackson, TN):
Cost: $649 – (cost will include everything except for extra spending money and transportation to and from the program – all meals are included in the cost)
Dates:  June 11-23, June 18-30, June 25 – July 7, July 2-14

SLA Information/Forms

The SLA application and 3 references are due by February 16th, 2018.  The application and references can be completed online by clicking the links below:

 

IMPORTANT DATES AND REQUIREMENTS IF SELECTED:

If you are selected to participate in the SLA program, you will be notified no later than March 16th by EMAIL. If selected, please be aware of the dates below. If selected, you will receive more specific information about these dates and requirements.

  • March 23rd– Notify FUGE office of intent to participate in SLA program.
  • March 30th– Send $100 non-refundable deposit to FUGE office to secure spot.
  • April 13th– Notify FUGE office of travel plans – whether you are flying or driving.
  • May 1st– Final payment and release forms due to the FUGE office.

 

For questions, please contact Carrie Dodson at 615-251-2340 or SLAFUGE@gmail.com.

 

 

Quotes About SLA

In my SLA experience, I hoped to get out a stronger relationship with Christ, see if I really want to work at camp, and meet new friends. The program exceeded my expectations. I am closer to the Lord than ever before, I will definitely apply to work at FUGE, and I met lifelong friends.

Elise, SLA 2017

 

SLA was the first place I truly understood what being a disciple of Christ meant. Over the two weeks I was shaped into a leader with a heart for growing the kingdom of God and learned what it truly means to die every day for Christ. SLA taught me to be a fully committed leader focused on God’s will for my life and discipling others.

Jon,  SLA 2012

 

I learned a lot within my first week as an SLA from how to lean on the people around me to the importance of intentionality in every relationship to what authentic community looks like. When I was paired with my staffer during week two of the program I was able to see what being a servant leader looked like in a very practical way. I was able to put what I learned in week one to action in week two. The way I live is forever different because of my time at SLA.

Payton, SLA 2013 & 2014



For questions, please contact Carrie Dodson at 615-251-2340 or SLAFUGE@gmail.com.