DeMolay Leadership Conference
June 26 to July 2, 2016
At D.L.C., you will have some of the greatest experiences DeMolay can provide. Join your friends for a week long adventure filled with sports, teambuilding, creative projects, and leadership training!
Included in the registration fee is a day trip to Pinecrest Marina for boating, swimming, kayaking, and more. (This is where we’ll meet the young ladies of the Sweetheart Leadership Camp) A limited number of individual scholarships* are available from Northern California DeMolay. *These scholarships cover full or partial registration fees and are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Registrations postmarked on or before: June 8, 2016 $375.00
Registrations postmarked on or after: June 9, 2016 $425.00
Learn more about DLC:
Who Should Attend?
That’s right, YOU should attend D.L.C.! That is if you are an active DeMolay who wants to improve yourself and your chapter (and don’t mind having a great time doing so). Registration is open to all chapter members. New members, Project Leaders, Chapter Councilors and potential Councilors are all encouraged to attend. DeMolays coming back to D.L.C. for a second or third time will also benefit from the Chapter Leadership or the Advanced Leadership program. So you see, no matter what your level is, you’re welcome to attend and enjoy the many aspects of D.L.C.!
During the week there will also be a Sweetheart Leadership Camp. Check-out our website for more information: www.norcaldemolay.com
What will I do?
Camp is about having fun, learning about leadership, about DeMolay, and about making friends! When you arrive at camp, you’ll join a chapter with 10-12 other guys from different DeMolay chapters from around the USA and Canada. During the week, you’ll work on projects and activities with the members of this chapter.
Everyday, there are sports competitions, workshops, and other indoor and outdoor activities. You’ll have the chance to work on projects like a DeMolay Talent Show, Yearbook, Service Project, and more! Best of all, you’ll participate in all these activities with the members of your D.L.C. Chapter. You’ll learn to depend on each other for success and appreciate each member’s contribution to the team throughout the week.
Basically, you’ll have the best summer of your life and, as you’re on your way home, you’ll think it all went by too quickly!
The Ropes Course and Sports Program
Everyday, there are opportunities to take part in the brotherhood of athletic competition. The many excellent Regional Learning Center facilities are there for your athletic participation. In addition, each DeMolay will be given the opportunity to complete a High Ropes Course!
Pinecrest Marina Trip
One of the days during the week will be a trip to the beautiful Pinecrest Marina. This is the day that D.L.C. meets the girls of S.L.C. (Sweetheart Leadership Camp) for a day of fun in the sun!
Participants join a D.L.C. Chapter for the week which operates much like a regular DeMolay Chapter. The Chapter elects some leaders, works together in completing several projects, competes together in sports, and creates awards to recognize the members of their Chapter. Daily Chapter meetings are held which are led by the Chapter Master Councilor. In these meetings, Chapter members participate in exercises, games, and projects that emphasize the importance of valuing the input of every member of the team.
If you are new to your chapter or new to D.L.C., here’s what you’ll be learning about during the week to prime you for future leadership greatness: Goal Setting, Public Speaking, Chapter Event Planning, Group Techniques, The rich history & heritage of DeMolay, Ritual Techniques, Etiquette
If you’re on your way to becoming a Councilor of your Chapter, you’ll be learning about: Membership/Ritual, Installation Planning, PMC-MSA/Term Planning, Introductions and the short speech, Chapter Business Meetings, Marketing, The Masonic Family
If you are a Divisional or Jurisdictional Officer or your goal is to eventually become one, you may be invited to attend our Advanced Leadership Program, also known as ‘The KNIGHTS’. This program will provide an opportunity for you to explore and learn about different approaches and concepts of leadership. During the week you will be applying the different leadership concepts in ways you never have before. Time Management, Group Dynamics, How to lead a team
Where is it?
The DeMolay Leadership Conference will be held at the Sierra Outdoor School and Conference Center in Sonora, California.
Sonora is located in the foothill area east of Stockton. The Sierra Outdoor School and Conference Center is a great site with dorm-like cabins, a ropes course, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, a gymnasium, softball field, and star-gazing area.