The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center
CELI will be offered in person. However, if conditions change, the camps will be offered on a virtual platform.
Students MUST be fully vaccinated to attend camp. Any student who has COVID-19 symptoms or has a known exposure to COVID-19 are required to email the result of a negative COVID-19 PCR test to our Volunteer Services Manager, Destiny Butler, by 4 PM on the Friday before Camp begins (7/21/2023) or the student will not be able to participate.
(These guidelines are based on the most recent guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The American Camp Association (ACA), and The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services)
About The ProgramThe Civic Engagement Leadership Institute is an intensive summer enrichment experience that empowers high school students to impact Triangle communities through socially conscious thought and action.
By exploring the root causes of social issues, working with nonprofit agencies, and formulating service projects, students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.
How can you become a change agent in your community?
This leadership camp is an intensive summer enrichment experience that helps high school students answer these questions and empowers them to impact Triangle communities through socially conscious thought and action. Students explore social issues, work with nonprofit agencies, and formulate service projects. Students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.
Graduation includes a Capstone Project presentation by student teams that addresses a community need – Think “Shark Tank”! A panel of community judges will evaluate presentations and select the winning team.
*We ask that students bring a laptop/tablet and charger each day if possible*
Camp will be located at the Duke Corporate Education building.
More information will be emailed to participants prior to the beginning of camp.
Program EligibilityRising 10th through 12th grade Triangle students.
The cost to attend CELI is $575
The Center works hard to ensure no student is turned away for inability to pay.
There are a limited number of scholarships available for need-based financial assistance for CELI.
The Institute runs Mon-Fri, from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Presentations of projects will be held on Friday from 4-5pm. Parents and family are invited to attend.
Students can be dropped off at 8:45am and picked up no later than 4:00pm.
Only students that have signed parental waivers will be allowed to go off campus for lunch. If you choose to pack a lunch for your student, please note that there is no refrigerator or microwave available. Snacks are provided daily. If your student has food allergies, please pack a snack for them.
PaymentPayments can be made online or by check. Paying by check, please make checks out to: The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center (TNVLC) With “Institute” In The Memo Line. Mail To PO Box 3374, Durham, NC 27702.
There is a $50 non-refundable administration fee for all registrations.
Full Refunds (less non-refundable administration fee) will be issued if cancellation notification (in writing) is received two weeks in advance of program start date.
Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to programs start date are not eligible for refunds. (Please contact program staff for emergency exceptions.
Email Destiny Butler, Volunteer Services Manager.