LEAD 2019 Week 3 - Schedule Information

Week 3 Schedule & Location Info

We’re thrilled that your student is joining us for LEAD Week 3, July 21-26! 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.

  • Campaign students will participate in a gubernatorial debate Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Atrium of the Johnson Center at Cleary University. Parents are invited to come watch your student in action!
  • House and Senate students will debate their bills on Friday at the State Capitol in Lansing. Please check our website for detailed information before coming. The Senate session starts at 9:00am and the House session begins at 12:30pm. These sessions are held in the House Chambers (please use the third floor gallery). There is always a possibility that we will move from the Chambers. Please check our website for updates before going to the Capitol.

Directions to Cleary University

Johnson Center
Cleary University
3725 Cleary Drive
Howell, MI

Parking available on site.

Directions to the House & Senate Final Sessions

Michigan State Capitol
Third Floor House Gallery
100 N. Capitol Ave 
Lansing, MI 48933 
Metered parking or nearby pay-to-park lots available

Detailed LEAD Week 3 Arrival, Pickup, & Presentation Information

We’re excited to see you at Week 3 of LEAD: July 21-26, 2019! 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 few more necessary items. Click here to see what else you should bring.

Arrival information:

Dorms open at 5:30pm on Sunday, July 21st. Registration is open from 6-6:30pm. All students should arrive by 6:30pm. Registration occurs in Room 8 of the Johnson Center at Cleary University (3725 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI). If you are delayed and will arrive late, please call us at 517-321-6233 x1000.

Departure & pick-up information:

The closing ceremony on Friday will begin at 5:00pm at the Johnson Center on Cleary’s campus. All parents are invited to attend. If you are not attending the closing ceremony, please arrive no later than 6:00pm to pick up your student.

Policies and don’t-miss info:

Before you come, read over our camp policies to make sure you are bringing everything you need, know the dress code, and all that good stuff!

To reach Student Statesmanship Institute staff during the week of LEAD, call (517) 321-6233. 

More details…

  • Dorms will open at 5:30pm on Sunday, July 21st. Rooms are chosen on a first come, first served basis. We do not assign roommates. Students who want to room together are responsible to all be present once dorms open and to reserve their rooms together. Men’s suites are two-bedroom suites with two beds in each, with a total of 4 students in each suite. Women’s suites can vary between having two or three rooms each with two or three beds per room, with a total of 5-6 students in each suite. Guys’ and girls’ dorm buildings are separate.
  • Registration is from 6-6:30pm in Room 6, with a student icebreaker starting at 6:30. If you arrive between 6:00 and 6:30, head straight to the Johnson Center to register your student, and your student can pick a dorm room after registering. If you arrive after 6:30pm, put their luggage in the cafeteria. There will be time to choose a room after the icebreaker and orientation.
  • First-time parents are invited to an informational meeting with SSI President James Muffett and Executive Administrator Joslyn Nelkie immediately after registration on Sunday at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. This is an optional meeting that all parents are welcome to attend, but parents of first-time attendees are strongly encouraged to stay. It 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 (517) 321-6233 x1000.
  • 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.
  • Parents are welcome to join us for evening Chapel at 7pm in the Atrium of the Johnson Center at Cleary University. Guest speakers are as follows:
    • Monday evening: Charleston Day – Pastor of The ROAD Church 
    • Tuesday evening: Mary Grace Braatz – Founder of LEGIT
    • Thursday evening: Elizabeth Hundley – Livingston County Clerk
  • Campaign students will participate in a gubernatorial debate Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Atrium of the Johnson Center at Cleary University. Parents are invited to come watch your student in action!
  • House and Senate students will debate their bills on Friday at the State Capitol in Lansing. Please check our website for detailed information before coming. The Senate session starts at 9:00am and the House session begins at 12:30pm. These sessions are held in the House Chambers (please use the third floor gallery). *There is always a possibility that we will move from the Chambers. Please check our website for updates before going to the Capitol. 
  • We will have a closing ceremony on Friday, July 26th at 5pm in the Johnson Center at Cleary University. All parents are invited to attend. We ask that those not attending the closing ceremony to arrive no later than 6pm to pick up your child.

If you need directions to Cleary University or the Legislative Sessions in Lansing, you can find the most up-to-date information 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: (517) 321-6233. 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 2019 LEAD gear that is available! You can purchase a LEAD 2019 t-shirt, LEAD backpack (only $6 and great for carrying your binder, water bottle, and other gear at camp!), or a commemorative group photo—or get a bundle of all three for $25! T-shirts, backpacks, and vintage SSI shirts will be available for purchase at camp.

See you July 21st!

Joslyn Nelkie, Executive Administrator
office@ssionline.org
517-321-6233 x1000

LEAD Contact Info

SSI/LEAD Phone Number:
517-321-6233

LEAD Location:
Cleary University
3725 Cleary Drive
Howell, MI

Office Email:
office@ssionline.org

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.