July 17th – A Day at the U.S Military Academy

Today, all of our participants spent the day at the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point. The day began with a three-hour Leader Reaction Course at West Point. At the Leader Reaction Course, each obstacle presents a unique physical and mental challenge that requires squads to plan and execute with only a certain amount of time. After having a bagged lunch onsite, our students had a two-hour campus tour provided by the professional tour guides.

July 15th – Session II Begins

Welcome to NYMA Summer Leadership Program Session II! Today, we welcomed our participants and some new staff members. At 18:00, they enjoyed their first meal at NYMA, followed by an ice breaker activity called speed-friending. What a great way to start the program!

Tomorrow, we will begin our first full day with a breakfast formation, followed by the orientation and campus tour, drill and ceremonies, leadership and robotics lessons, sports, and finally, a special leadership presentation by LTC Jones from U.S. Military Academy. The following calendar will give you a rough idea of our activities for the next 12 days. Check out daily blog updates and photos!

Session II Calendar 20180715