Nominations for NLC 2019 will open early February. In 2019 once you have nominated a young person they will receive an email to complete student profile. Once this has been submitted the student’s nomination will be complete.
Young people can be nominated by any parent, teacher, school or community member. If you have any questions about NLC or the nomination process please contact our office at (02) 8070 9217 OR NLC@BurnBright.org.au.
NLC is a highly interactive, challenging and motivating program that brings together students from across Australia. The program focuses on developing personal character and a sense of value, identity and purpose whilst also enhancing leadership and character resiliency skills.
Over four jam-packed days, NLC will delve into vision, values, grit and service to enable leadership growth and development. What sets NLC apart is the small group experience enabling mentored discussion and reflection. This unique opportunity allows students to unpack the highly engaging keynote speakers, interactive seminars and outdoor team challenges that make up the remainder of the program.
“NLC has shaped, taught, and guided me to be the best version of myself and the ways in which I can teach this to the people around me.”
Each day at NLC is framed around a particular theme; vision, values, grit and service. Each of these themes we believe form the foundation of leadership. To help us explore the particular theme of the day the program (see below) is written to enhance, excite and challenge students understanding. We don’t just operate in the realm of ideas though, we believe in being able to take these ideas and apply them into leadership straight away!
Our programme is based on over 14 years of experience running National Leadership Camp. The programme is jam packed and designed to make the most of the 4 days we have together. Throughout the 4 days students are broken into small groups of about 10 other students. This small group is lead by 3 adult mentors who are specifically chosen by Burn Bright. The program is designed to have a variety of elements to create a holistic experience for everyone who attends. Each day students participate in small group discussions, large teamwork based group challenges, listen to inspiring speakers from around Australia and New Zealand and are challenged and encouraged to think about what leadership means for them.
In previous years a wide and diverse range of speakers have shared their story with students at NLC. Past speakers have included Robyn Moore, Pip Russell, Nathan Hulls, David Koch, Barnaby Howarth, Mike Baird and more! There are lots of surprises in store for 2018! Watch this space.
Our fabulous and amazing team are the people who bring NLC to life! We are lucky to have volunteers who come from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. These people give up their time because they understand and know the impact NLC has on young people. Many of our team first experienced NLC as a delegate and have been doing everything they can to come back and serve the next generation of young people!
NLC ’19 has a maximum capacity of 120 student attendees, including 10 returning delegates from the past years camp. Generally the first 120 young people to be nominated will be accepted. NLC has State by State quotas in place to ensure it is a truly national event. Burn Bright does reserve the right to decline a nomination. If a nomination is declined full payment will be returned.
We are proud to say that NLC in 2018 was endorsed by the Federal Department of Education and Training and the Minster for Education and Training the Hon. Simon Burmingham. We are seeking the same endorsement for 2019.
For two reasons. Firstly, we feel that adults in young people’s lives will be the best people to encourage their attendance at NLC and help them prepare for the event. Secondly, we feel that NLC is a truly impactful event and subsequently we ask that young people are nominated to have an adult they can check in with and process the experience once they return home. We encourage nominators to play a role in providing support, guidance, encouragement and helping young people to put into action what they learned at NLC.
Any young person who shows an ability to influence others, who has a passion to make a difference in their school or community or who desires to enhance their leadership potential should attend.
Young people who attend NLC are in Years 10 – 12 (15-18 years). We have found students in Years 10 and 11 get the most out of the experience.
NLC has an adult to student ratio of 1:3. We ensure that we have a highly trained and skilled group of volunteers and Burn Bright employees who are on hand to ensure the experience is unforgettable for all students who attend. During the camp students are broken into a small group of about 10 other students with 3 dedicated adult leaders. We have a camp counsellor on site 24/7 for any issues that may arise during the time away at camp. It is a requirement that every leader and team member who steps onsite at NLC has a valid Working With Children Check and has passed a National Police Check. Male and female students are also provided with separate accommodation.
NLC has a nomination process for two main reasons. Firstly, to reach out to our network and community to nominate young people to NLC who they see will find real value in the camp. Secondly, to ensure the young person has a support network and adult mentor in the lead up to camp and also after the delegate has returned home.
A teacher, community member or a parent nominates a young person to attend NLC, through the online nomination form, accessed from above.
As step two of the nomination process the parent / guardian and the student completes some final key details of the nomination process.
All applications for camp are considered for their suitability to attend. Delegates will receive an official acceptance letter from Burn Bright confirming their attendance.
A few weeks out from camp delegates will be contacted with their pre camp packs.
The young person attends NLC in Sydney July 2019.
TRANSPORTATION DETAILS FOR 2019 ARE STILL TO BE UPDATED
In 2018 there were two transportation options available:
1. Make your own way to and from: Vision Valley Conference Centre, Arcadia, Sydney NSW
2. Supervised buses departing Sydney Domestic Airport and Central Railway Station will be arranged for delegates needing transportation to the venue.
Student flights and general transport bookings must be made to correspond with the following coaches times available:
Students are expected to arrive back at these locations for drop-off on Sunday, July 15th. You will need to organise your own transport (e.g. flight, train, etc..) from these locations. We suggest you make any relevant flight/bus/train bookings for after 5:30pm on Sunday.
The actual cost of running NLC is approximately $800 per student. However, to keep NLC affordable Burn Bright fundraises to cover the difference. We do not want finances to be a barrier for anyone to attend. Therefore, we have put together a sponsorship kit (please email email@example.com to request a copy), which gives you a letter of endorsement, as well as a host of fundraising ideas to assist you to raise the necessary funds to attend NLC. Our team is happy to support you in any way possible.
We have found that the young people who put in an effort to fundraise to attend NLC gain a whole lot more out of the experience than those who are sponsored with little or any effort. We have also found that young people who have a strong desire to attend have been able to raise the funds, as there are generally many businesses and organisations in each local community who are willing to support the initiative.
Please let us know sooner rather than later if money is an issue for you! Part and full scholarships will also be available for a limited amount of delegates based on a set criteria. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.