Prepare to boldly take your leadership abilities where they have never gone before with this year’s 2016 Student Leadership Camp.

Organizers will take students “Trekking the Stars” during the all-day adventure at the Prothro Center at Lake Texoma, Friday Aug. 5. Students 18 or older and enrolled in the fall semester are encouraged to sign up for the camp soon, as registration spots are filling up quickly.

An annual event designed to instill leadership values and problem-solving skills through team-building activities, this year’s camp theme draws influence from the Star Trek universe. The Star Trek theme was first suggested by Dr. Michael McConachie, professor of political science at the Spring Creek Campus and one of the camp leaders.  Organizers hope the games and activities will inspire students to be courageous, creative and innovative in their pursuit of a greater understanding of leadership.

“The theme promotes the idea of thinking beyond the boundaries of what is possible,” said Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, director of the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, who oversees the LEAD program.

The day will include team challenge rooms, team building games, inspirational speeches and general merriment, this time with more air conditioning. After reviewing last year’s camp, organizers have decided to move many of the challenges inside to better accommodate against the heat. Student leaders are very involved in planning the event this year, along with numerous faculty and staff who will serve as advisors at the camp.

In addition to activities, campers will have the chance to learn more about the Leadership Empowerment and Development (LEAD) and Leadership Development Institute (LDI) programs at Collin College, both of which are devoted to immersive leadership skills training. LEAD has a co-curricular focus, while LDI is an academic program that mixes core classes with leadership education.

To sign up for the camp or for more information, log into, select Collin College, then click on the Leadership Camp icon near the top of the page. Students may also contact the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement at or call 972.881.5927.