Student Leadership camp kicks off at CSU

(Troy Rivera/

(Troy Rivera/

FORT COLLINS — The annual Student Leadership Camp is underway on Monday, with more than 450 students and advisors flocking to the campus of Colorado State University for a week-long retreat which teaches them how to be leaders within their schools.

This year's camp is the 52nd in history, and it marks the start of the 2016-17 school year for CHSAA activities.

The camp seeks to give its attendees skills they can use throughout the school year, and touches on topics like diversity, self-evaluation, team-building, technology and how to build leadership programs.

Camille Yameen will be this year's keynote speaker. She is a motivational speaker who traded in a job working for clients all over Las Vegas and the strip to go work for the Peace Corps in Madagascar.

CHSAA assistant commissioner Harry Waterman is the camp's coordinator and director, and Rashaan Davis, the advsior at Highlands Ranch High School, is the curriculum director. The full CHSAA administrative staff will visit on Tuesday.