In the past year, Hobart and William Smith have welcomed a new Centennial Center for Leadership building to its campus, a new HWS Leads program to its curriculum, and now a new Leadership Academy to its summer camps schedule.
In keeping with the leadership theme, camp director Andrea Roach has organized four, one-week programs, each focusing on a different area of leadership. The four units include Leadership and Career Exploration, Literature and Drama, Mad for Math, and Outdoor Exploration. In these programs, campers will have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, attend field trips, and participate in community service projects.
The Leadership Academy is for teens entering grades 8-10. The purpose is to continue and extend the learning process throughout the summer when teens tend to forget what they have learned during the academic year. The camp is also intended to get students thinking about issues outside of the classroom, including preparation for post high school opportunities. These elements include SAT preparation, career exploration, resume writing, counselor-in-training, poetry, literature, math challenges, correspondence writing, service learning and community awareness.
Roach is a teacher in the Waterloo Central School District. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from SUNY Geneseo and her master’s in literacy and elementary education from Elmira College. Having grown up in Geneva , she is excited to teach local teens the leadership skills they need to become active in the community.
Leadership and Career Exploration runs July 6 – 10, Literature and Drama July 13 – 17, Mad for Math July 20 – 24, and Outdoor Exploration July 27 – 31. Teens may attend one of these programs, all four, or anywhere in between. For more information, please call the HWS Conferences and Events Office at