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The NC State Shelton Center has decided to cancel all summer 2020 Shelton Challenges due to coronavirus crisis. We apologize for any inconvenience and we look forward to continuing this leadership camp in the summer of 2021.


The following requirements are preferred for individuals applying to the Shelton Challenge.

  • Need to be a rising 9th – 12th grade student (includes graduating seniors)
  • An unweighted 3.0 grade point average (GPA)

The Shelton Challenge is a six day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for a variety of topics including personal leadership assessment and interpersonal dynamics; role of values and ethics in leadership; leadership traits and approaches; teambuilding and empowering others; civic and social responsibility; and goal setting.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, a coordinated service project and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.


The cost to attend the Shelton Challenge six-day residential program is $500. This cost includes all curriculum materials, lodging and food, low and high ropes training, transportation during the week and night activities.

With submitting the application, please mail a $100 deposit to hold space in the program. The deposit will go toward the final payment of $500.

Please make checks payable to Shelton Challenge at NCWC and mail to the following address:
N.C Wesleyan College
Attn: Quinderra Spellman
3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, NC, 27804

In the memo section, please write the student’s name. If the applicant is not accepted to the program, the $100 will be refunded. If the applicant is accepted, and the applicant then chooses not to attend the program, a refund may be provided up to a month prior to the date to attend the program.

Applications are only considered complete upon receipt of application, $100 deposit and two references.

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