Introduction to McCallie CLC Program

The McCallie Character Leadership Community program offers rising 8th and 9th grade boys an opportunity to live on the McCallie campus and be part of a select group of talented, intellectually curious peers who want to make the most of their abilities and learn to use those abilities to influence others in a positive way.

If you are selected to be part of the CLC program, you can expect to deal with issues that are important to our future. You will collaborate with leaders in fields that shape our environment and our communities. You will combine high-level classroom challenges with hands-on, real-world experiences.

Letter from CLC Program Director E. Duke Richey, Ph.D.

Testimonial article from 2016 CLC Camper: Max Gonzalez

What if you could be part of a summer program that would challenge you to make the most of your gifts and talents — that would stretch your mind, engage your heart, and spark your imagination?

What if you could experience living in a residential community of highly talented, highly motivated young men?

And what if you could have this experience at no cost?

The CLC Application Process

The McCallie Character Leadership community program is for boys who have exhibited academic excellence, extraordinary character and demonstrated leadership. Admission is selective and competitive. Criteria for selection include:

  • A nomination
  • A completed application
  • Free response essay
  • A teacher recommendation
  • Copy of transcript
  • Standardized Testing information from your school

Below is the application link to apply for the CLC camp.

CLC Application Form, Nomination Form, Teacher Recommendation & Transcript   Please download, print, fill out and return to McCallie to apply for CLC.

For more information about the selection process including scholarships available, please contact David Hughes at 423-493-5628.

2017 CLC Camp Dates:

CLC Session I: Sunday, June 18 – Friday, June 30

CLC Session II: Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 21

Grades: Rising 8th – 9th grade boys
Cost: The cost for the CLC program is $2,400; however, all accepted participants will receive full merit scholarships.

Camp check-in:
In the Millis-Evans room in Caldwell Hall, Sunday 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Camp check-out:
Awards Ceremony in the McCallie Chapel: Friday, 11 AM followed by a free b-b-q lunch in Alumni Hall at 12 noon.
Parents are encouraged to attend both events!