LEAD Registration

A Special Message from SSI President, James Muffett, Regarding Covid-19

Dear Friends of SSI,

When faced with a severe crisis in 2 Chronicles 20:12, Jehoshaphat prayed:

For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.

I encourage you to read the whole chapter as there is much for us to draw faith and encouragement from. In this time of great uncertainty, I am so thankful that we have an eternal anchor for our souls.

With regard to the LEAD Summer Program, I am excited to report that there are nearly 150 students registered as of the March 15 Early Registration deadline. At this time, we remain hopeful that the virus curve will flatten and that we can go forward as planned. As you can imagine, we are also considering all options available to us and would sincerely ask you to join us in praying for God’s wisdom and for a quick diminishing of the crisis. We are monitoring the situation daily and will keep everyone posted.

James Muffett,


Please note, during state restrictions, the SSI Office is continuing to operate with staff members working remotely. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. You can call us at (517) 321-6233 or email office@ssionline.org for prompt assistance.

Track Information

Which week/track would you like to attend?

First-year students will be placed in the House Track (available all three weeks of LEAD).

Returning students and Onsite alumni: use the track finder below to determine your eligibility for the Senate Track or one of our advanced tracks.

Not sure what track you are eligible for? Use our TRACK FINDER!

Tracks Offered Week 1

JUNE 21-26, 2020

– House (First Year Students)
– Senate
– Business
– Media

Tracks Offered Week 2

JULY 12-17, 2020

– House (First Year Students)
– Senate
– Mock Trial 
– Moot Court (FULL)
– Media (FULL)

Tracks Offered Week 3

JULY 26-31, 2020

– House (First Year Students)
– Senate
– Campaign
– Media

Keep costs low — pay by check!

If you pay by check, you’ll save SSI money by avoiding processing costs and fees — allowing us to keep registration costs lower than those of any similar camp in the country! When you select your payment option, just click “Pay by Check” and we’ll let you know where to mail your payment.


Important Registration Info:

A $50 minimum deposit is required to reserve a space. All balances must be paid in full two weeks prior to the week attending.

If you only want to pay the deposit, select “Invoice” during registration checkout and you will be directed where to pay.

Adjust quantity for total number of students you are registering for each week.

You have one hour to complete the registration process. For security purposes, one hour after you begin the registration form the system will reset and you will need to fill out the form a second time. To avoid this, ensure that you have a few minutes to complete the form before you start—an hour is more than enough time to complete the process. 

Registration for LEAD 2020 opens November 1, 2019.

Registration Info, dorm details, dress code, what to expect, policies and more can all be found here!