Create Change in Your Community? Hydration Nation Leadership Camp Changes Lives!

One Person.  One Community at a time. 

Whether it's through our speaking or our trainings, we are committed to empowering you and your young people to create the positive change you wish to see in your community. Change doesn't happen overnight, but let us begin the journey with you.

Hydration Nation - Teen Mental Hydration Camp

For Student Leaders and School Change Agents

Hydration Nation Student Leadership Camp builds confidence, resilience and responsibility, turning students into empowered, inspiring leaders, led by Jeff Yalden.

The program is suitable for up to 30 students from the same school or as a collaboration between several schools. For teachers, it could also provide professional development credits. At the end of camp, participating teachers receive a certificate with their credit hours (depending on their length of stay in camp).

Hydration Nation Leadership Camp is run by Jeff Yalden, together with a team of volunteers and teachers on a Friday night, a full day Saturday or a full day Sunday. Depending on the school planning committee this camp can be anywhere from 6 hours to 24 hours and even a 48 hour camp.  This is an awesome opportunity that allows students to take part in an experience that is out of school hours, including sleeping away from home.  It introduces students to challenges that increase in complexity and duration and provides them with practical tools to meet them.


Our Mission

Engage

We will Engage in interactive activities that will build a team with your young people.

Empower

We will Empower you and your team with the latest information and the skills to be leaders.

Enact

We will support you and your team as you Enact your plan of action to create positive change.


What students learn from the student leadership Camp - 12 Hours to 48 Hours

  • Self awareness – Student leaders learn to recognise and monitor their own motivation and values and to accept and leverage their uniqueness.
  • Positive mindset – Student leaders learn the character traits of the leader, the importance of taking calculated risks and how persistence, resilience and acceptance affect their performance in a positive way.
  • The importance of role models – Student leaders learn the challenges of leaders as public figures and how to set an example for others.
  • Developing social skills for better leadership – The student leadership camp introduces and demonstrates the 15 social skills of the leader and the importance of developing these social skills in the participants’ leadership role.
  • Empowering beliefs – Student leaders learn to adopt empowering beliefs that will lead them towards being successful, emphatic and confident leaders.
  • Communication skills – Student leaders learn the power of language in communication and relationships. They learn to give and receive a feedback in a productive and empowering way and also given conversation tools to avoid conflict and enhance their group relationships.
  • Courage and creativity – Student leaders learn the connection between courage and creativity. They discover the importance of developing confidence in order to think outside the box, a very important skill on their leadership journey
  • Time management skills– At the student leaderhip camp, participants learn to estimate the time required to complete a task and improve their planning and organisation skills.
  • Social activism and making difference- Student leaders learn about diversity, assumptions, judgment, discrimination, inclusion, exclusion, bullying and the power of the bystanders. They learn the difference between fairness, justice and equality.
  • Importance of support structure – Student leaders understand the importance of their relationships with their families and how those relationships influence their leadership style and success.
  • Public speaking skills – The student leadership camp provides participants the opportunity to learn how to to construct an idea and present it in a confident, powerful and convincing way. They practice the most effective public speaking techniques and gain tools to express themselves is a very assertive and efficient way.

What students learn from the student leadership skills training day - 6 Hours to 12 Hours

  • Goal setting – Student leaders learn the power behind purpose goal setting and expectations and how they impact our success.
  • Time management skills– Student leaders learn to estimate the time required to complete a task, be assertive and negotiate time.
  • Attitude to failure- Student leaders consider failure as an opportunity rather than an obstacle in their quest for a goal.
  • Traits of a leader – Student leaders learn the character traits of a leader, the importance of courage, taking calculated risks. They also learn how persistence, resilience and acceptance affect their performance in a positive way.
  • Public speaking skills– Student leaders learn ways to present their ideas in a confident, powerful and convincing way. They practice the most effective public speaking techniques and gain tools to express themselves is a very assertive and efficient way.
  • Creative leadership – Student leaders learn to appreciate their own uniqueness and consider options in a creative way.
  • Social skills– Student leaders learn the 15 social skills of a leader and the importance of developing these social skills in their leadership role.
  • Communication skills – Student leaders learn the power of language in communication and relationships. They learn to give and receive a feedback in a productive and empowering way and also given conversation tools to avoid conflict and enhance their group relationships.
  • Support structure – Student leaders understand the importance of their relationships with their families and how those relationships influence their leadership style and success.

During the camp, students participate in a range of enjoyable and challenging activities together with other students.

As part of the camp activities, students are asked to complete assignments with time pressure to develop decision making skills. They explore creativity and uniqueness as a leadership tool as well as examine their own personal values and debate the idea of power. They are required to brainstorm, plan in a team environment, develop flexibility and adjust to the different needs of their team members. They learn to collaborate, build rapport and public speaking skills and they also receive letters of support from their parents, as a surprise, to help understand the importance of support structure. This is a very emotional and life changing experience for the students and for their parents.

Students leave camp resilient, assertive and confident to make a difference in the world around them. Their principals, teachers and parents report enormous positive shift in their attitude towards themselves and those around them.

Logistics and participant selection

The camp runs for 6 hours to even 48 hours during a weekend or holiday on school campus. Schools can benefit from including any of the following groups of students:

  • Student leadership team
  • Entire class or selected students from a grade level, (ex. all boys in 8th grade)
  • Selected students needing to develop leadership skills, (ex. sports captains)
  • Representatives from several schools in a Leadership Summit type Camp

Information for parents

Once the school or a group of schools book a camp, parents receive information pack detailing every aspect of camp, including permissions, health and dietary requirements. In this information pack, parents will be aware of the plan, objectives, get clear instructions on writing a support letter they need to provide and what to expect once the kids get home. Parents are also able to ask questions and direct them to the team before and after the camp.

Each student leader receives a certificate of completion sent to school up to two weeks after the workshop.

Please note: Teachers receive a professional development certificate with their credit hours based on the number of hours they attend.


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Jeff Yalden - Celebrity Teen & Family Life Coach, Youth Motivational Speaker and Teen Mental Health Expert

Jeff Yalden has been doing student leadership since his start in 1992.  Let's bring his Hydration Nation Student Leadership to your school community.

He’s an Amazon Best Selling Author of BOOM ... One word to instantly inspire action, deliver rewards, and positively affect your life every day.  His podcast BOOM continues to attract thousands of new subscribers every month for his direct talk and influence on families and teens. 

Since 1992, Jeff Yalden has traveled to 50 states and 48 countries delivering his message, "About Life.”

From 2005-2011, Jeff was a celebrity teen and family life coach on MTV’s hit realty show MADE.  

As a celebrity teen & family life coach, Jeff gets the heart of the matter helping teens, young adults, families, and communities in their struggles together.  

He’s a Gulf War Veteran and a two- time Marine-of-the-year recipient 1991-1992. He was Mr. New Hampshire Male America, 1990. 

Every year over 1 million people are left inspired by Jeff Yalden's inexhaustible energy that permeates after he speaks.

For more information, please visit www.JeffYaldenFoundation.com

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