LEAD 2018 Week 1 - Parent Information


Week 1 Schedule & Location Info

We’re thrilled that your student is joining us for LEAD Week 1, June 10-15! Below, you will find key info, emergency phone numbers, location information for each track’s final presentations, and more.


Presentation Information

Location and parking information available below.

  • Business Track students will give their investor presentations on Thursday, June 14 from 7:00-8:30pm.
  • Senate students will participate in the Senate session on Friday, June 15, from 9:00-11:00am in the Michigan State Capitol, in the Senate Chambers. You can watch from the 3rd floor gallery. Senators will also be able to serve as House leadership during the House session in the afternoon (details below).
  • House students will take part in the House session on Friday, July 21, from 12:30-3:00pm on the floor of the State Senate in the Michigan State Capitol. You can view the session from the 3rd floor gallery.


Download Track Schedules

Directions to the GLCC Campus

Great Lakes Christian College
6211 W Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Parking available on site. Note: Friday closing ceremony will be held in Doty Center on campus.

Directions to the State Capitol Building

Michigan State Capitol
100 N Capitol Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

Metered parking or nearby pay-to-park lots are available (click here for closest lot directions)

Detailed LEAD Week 1 Arrival, Pickup, & Presentation Information

We’re excited to see you at Week 1 of LEAD: June 10-15, 2018! Here are a few things students will want to know to make this week an awesome time…

Before you come…

Make sure you’re coming prepared for an awesome week! Besides appropriate clothing for the various events of the week, you’ll also need to pack sheets or a sleeping bag, towels and toiletries, and a fan in case it gets hot at night. Click here to see what else you should bring.

Arrival information:

Dorms open at 5:30pm on Sunday, June 10th. Registration is open from 6-6:30pm. All students should arrive by 6:30pm. Registration occurs in the Administration Building of Great Lakes Christian College (6211 W Willow Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917). If you are delayed and will arrive late, please call us at (989) 272-2776.

Departure & pick-up information:

The closing ceremony on Friday will begin at 4:00pm at the Doty Center on GLCC’s campus. All parents are invited to attend. If you are not attending the closing ceremony, please arrive no later than 5:00pm to pick up your student.

Policies and don’t-miss info:

Before you come, read over our camp policies to make sure you’re bringing everything you need. Please note this new GLCC policy: Food or snacks which contain peanuts/peanut products, etc. are NOT allowed in any building on campus (including dorms).

To reach Student Statesmanship Institute staff during the week of LEAD, call (989) 272-2776.

More details…

  • Dorms will open at 5:30pm on Sunday, June 10th. Rooms are chosen on a first come, first served basis. We do not assign roommates. Students choose dorms by writing their name on a list on the door of the room they choose (if you want to room with someone, make sure you are choosing your room together as you both need to be there to add your name). Guys’ dorm rooms can have 2-4 beds, girls’ dorm rooms have 2-3.
  • Registration is from 6-6:30pm, with a student icebreaker starting at 6:30. If you arrive between 6:00 and 6:30, head straight to the Administration Building to register your student and your student can pick a dorm room after registering. If you arrive after 6:30 pm, put their belongings in the cafeteria. They will have time to choose a room after the icebreaker and orientation.
  • First-time parents are invited to a informational meeting with SSI President James Muffett, Programs Director Aimee Chauvin, and Executive Administrator Joslyn Nelkie immediately after registration on Sunday at 6:30pm in the Music Room (where registration takes place). This is an optional meeting that all parents are welcome to attend and will include an overview of what the week will look like for your child with time for questions.
  • Student orientation begins at 7pm. If you will be late or something happens, PLEASE call us at (989) 272-2776.
  • Pizza will be served Sunday night at 8:30pm. As it is very late in the day, you may want to get dinner before dropping off your student.
  • House and Senate students will debate their bills on Friday at the State Capitol in the Senate chambers. You are welcome to watch from the 3rd floor gallery. The Senate session starts at about 9:00am and the House session begins at 12:30pm.
  • Business Track students will give business presentations on Thursday evening at the GLCC Campus in the Administration building at 7:00pm on June 14. 
  • We will have a closing ceremony on Friday, June 15 at 4pm in the Doty Center at Great Lakes Christian College. All parents are invited to attend. We ask that those not attending the closing ceremony arrive no later than 5pm to pick up your child.

If you need directions to Great Lakes Christian College or the Capitol, the maps and addresses are above. Please see the confirmation packet for help on answering many of the other questions you may have about times, places, what to bring, what not to bring, dress code, and more. You can download the confirmation packet here.

CAMP PHONE NUMBER: If you need to speak with camp staff at any point throughout the week of camp, please contact us at the following number: (989) 272-2776. If it goes to voicemail, leave a message and someone will call you back as soon as possible.

LEAD BackpackWe also wanted to give you a heads-up on our 2018 LEAD gear that is available! You can purchase a LEAD 2018 t-shirt, LEAD backpack (only $6 and great for carrying your binder, water bottle, and other gear at camp!), or a commemorative group photoor get a bundle of all three for $25! T-shirts, backpacks, and vintage SSI shirts will also be available for purchase at camp.

See you June 10th!

Joslyn Nelkie, Executive Administrator
(989) 272-2776

LEAD Contact Info

LEAD Camp Phone:

LEAD Location:
Great Lakes Christian College
6211 W Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917

Office Phone:
(For camp questions, call the LEAD Camp Phone number above. The office will be staffed part-time through the week.)

Office Email:

Get the latest news from LEAD!

Wondering what’s going on at camp? Bookmark the LEAD News Network website, where you’ll find news stories and broadcasts written and produced by our Media Track students throughout the week! You can also follow the LNN team on Facebook and Twitter.