The campus at Wentworth has been very busy during the summer this year as it has hosted a number of camps. These camps have included JROTC Leadership Camps, football, volleyball, soccer camps. Some of these camps were day camps only while, others were extended residential camps.
“I have been very pleased with the number of students that have been a part of our summer programs here on the campus this summer, stated COL Michael Lierman, President of Wentworth. We have had a number of our staff to step in and help with these camps.
Early in the summer we hosted about 850 cadets with the JROTC JCLC camps. These cadets come from all over the state of Missouri and attend two- one week long sessions. MAJOR Ed Fiora, SAI at Wentworth is the OIC of these camps and has done an excellent job of organizing the training programs.
We also hosted our CAMP LEAD summer program for cadets to get the opportunity to see what attending a military school is like and to gain academic credit while also learning leadership skills and having some summer fun. The highlight of this six-week program is the 4 day trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. Several of these cadets will be attending the regular school year session.
We also had the opportunity utilizing our coaching staff to host sports camps for volleyball, soccer, and football. Each of these camps were skills camps for the specific sports. It was great to see so many athletes attending these camps. Coach Phillip Bennet; was our summer camp director and he did an excellent job with organizing these camps.
Our last group of camps were “Team Building” camps and we have been hosting these camps on our campus for about seven years. We had the football teams from Kearney High School, Winnetonka High School, Blue Valley North High School, and Liberty High School on campus for a one day team building camp. These football players participate in the Leadership Reaction Course and the Obstacle Course, and rappelling off of a 40’ tower. One of the football coaches said “this day camp is not about football it is about teamwork! If you can’t be a team player you can’t play football.”
“I would like to commend our entire summer program staff for hosting such a great group of students, cadets, and athletes to our campus.” stated COL Lierman.
Wentworth Military Academy and College is a private co-educational military high school and two-year college. For 9th-12th graders, Wentworth provides an exemplary college-prep education, which builds self-discipline and self-confidence. In college, small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty allows our traditional and military students to achieve success in academics and in life. Wentworth is one of only five military junior colleges in the country to offer a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army after just two years of college.
Wentworth is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Anyone wishing to learn more about Wentworth Military College may contact the Admissions Office at (660) 259-2221 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential students may also apply for admission online at www.wma.edu.
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