Summer LEADS Program


Thanks for your interest in our annual Summer LEADS camp. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 annual Summer LEADS camp has been cancelled. We look forward to another opportunity to offer a fun-filled, enriching and educative experience in future in a safe and enjoyable environement for all participants. 


The Fourth Annual Summer LEADS Program 

Join us for the fourth annual Leadership Experiences in Agricultural Development & Sciences (LEADS) Program. This is a USDA grant funded program that provides leadership and experiential learning activities for high school students (junior & seniors) and community college students. Participants are engaged in a 5-day camp, where they will participate in exciting hands-on educational activities, field trips to agribusinesses, field and lab activities, campus tours and much more!

Lunch will be provided daily for camp participants. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from campus. 

Download 2020 Summer LEADS flyer. (Download Spanish Flyer 2020 Summer LEADS flyer)

Special Attractions:

  • Early registration is $25 before May 22, 2020 
  • Registration fee will be $35 after May 22, 2020
  • Scholarships
  • Daily prizes
  • Field trips
  • Explore the world of agricultural science  


High School Students: June 8-12, 2020. Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Community College Students: June 15-19, 2020. Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, CA


Register for the 2020 Summer LEADS Camp (2020 Summer LEADS Camp CANCELLED)

Camp Form:

Download and complete the release form and bring it on first day of camp:


Agriculture Interest Survey:

Ag Interest Survey


Camp Surveys:

Pre-camp survey: Pre-camp survey link

Wrap-up Survey: Post-camp survey link


Please contact us with any questions


Dr. Oluwarotimi Odeh (Project Director), 209-667-3961 or


Comments from Summer LEADS Program Participants:

Alexandria Tyler, Modesto Junior College (2017): "Summer LEADs Camp was a great experience! They covered a wide range of interests in the Ag department. From people that are interested in the animal sector all the way to people that want to fly drones for agricultural purposes. I feel that this is a great opportunity for people that want to work in  agriculture but are not quite sure what sector they want to work in yet."

Dakota Browning, Merced College (2017): "It was much fun meeting new people and being able to see what Stan State Agriculture has to offer. I recommend exploring the Agriculture Industry through the LEADS program within Central Valley, as well as memories that will last a lifetime."

Garrett Wade, Pitman High School (2016):"This program was truly an amazing experience that opened my eyes to more career opportunities. It was a great networking opportunity and I would definitely recommend this camp to other students."

Ryan Brewer, Pitman High School (2016): “Overall, it was a very informative experience. I learned a bunch about the industry and opportunities that are available through Ag. I would definitely recommend it to others.” 

Sarah Baskins, Merced College (2016): “At first, when I heard about the LEADS program, I was hesitant to want to take that much time off to attend a small summer conference. But looking back now, I am very glad I did. If you have the opportunity and time, I highly suggest taking the week to participate in this fun learning conference. You'll gain so much from it”