student leaders:
why should you come to ltc?

 

"When I entered LTC, I was eager to learn, ready to hear new ideas and optimistic about making friends. However, I received so much more than my expectations. I received a family. The girls in my townhouse quickly became my best friends as we talked and got to know one another better. The members on my team (team Red) became my motivators as we bonded through our catchy cheer and amazing teamwork. LTC, while engaging and informative, promotes so much more than just workshops and lessons; it promotes an environment centered around the growth of an individual in just 4, short days that go by too fast. LTC has created an environment like no other and I'll fondly look back upon my days here."

Anastasia Plank - Allentown High School (2017 Session 2)

"LTC was such an amazing experience and I just want to thank everyone who was involved that gave me this incredible opportunity. I learned a lot about myself and how I can help make an impact in my school. LTC made a positive impact on my life because I had to get outside my comfort zone, but in return I gained many new skills that are important to lead my school, such as public speaking. I got to meet so many new people and everyone was so supportive of one another. I am excited to attend LTC Advanced next year!"

Alexandra Haenny - Somerville High School (2017 Session 2)

"LTC was my favorite part of last summer! I had such a great time meeting fellow student leaders from the best state, New Jersey!
Besides attending workshops, which helped me fine tune my leadership skills, I was able to meet some really great people. My entire color group and I bonded immediately and we still keep in contact with one another. It was definitely a fulfilling experience and I would encourage everyone to attend and try!"

Shannon Mulreed - Somerville High School (2017 Session 2)

"This summer I went to LTC for the first time and I had so much fun. I loved all the fun activities and the meal times. LTC has made me more of a leader by giving me tips on speaking, being more understanding, and I feel I am more open to talking to and helping others."

Susan Ramsey - Logan Middle School (2017 Session 2)

"LTC was an awesome experience and the highlight of my summer. The jc's greeted us by danced and sang and it was a bit overwhelming but in a couple of hours I was doing the same. They some how also managed to sneak in lessons, yet everyone managed to learn and we had a great time and the environment was awesome plus they have some great skits!"

Lukas Mikulenas - Joseph E. Soehl Middle School (2017 Session 2)

"LTC was the highlight of my summer! The atmosphere was so fun and welcoming. Everyone that I met was so kind, and I met so many friends that I still keep in touch with. But more importantly, I learned so many skills helped me and will help me to be a better leader. I will definitely carry them with me for the upcoming school year!"

Megan Lee - Community Middle School (2017 Session 1)

"LTC is easily one of the best experiences of my life! I came to the TCNJ campus on my first day feeling nervously excited for the next four days; the JCs quickly made my worries disappear with their smiles and positive vibes. The staff always kept the delegates happy and entertained while packing our schedule with beneficial classes. We learned skills such as time management, public speaking, and resolving conflicts. and there was still ample time to socialize with other delegates. LTC not only teaches important leadership skills, it also provides a chance to make connections with other students around the state. The whole environment was perfect for inspiring delegates to go out and help their school and community!"

Catherine Abacan - Collingswood High School (2017 Session 1)

"My time at LTC was the best four days of my life. I met so many new people there and learned lots of new leadership skills. LTC really helped me break out of my shell. Everyone there was so nice and comforting It was no hard to settle in. Anyone considering going to LTC should definitely go. You'll have the time of your life!"

Jaden Pearson - Melvin H. Kreps Middle School (2017 Session 2)

"Before coming to LTC, I was told how great the 4-day and 3-night experience would be. Only when I finally arrived did I understand what they meant! Upon my arrival, everyone welcomed me with enthusiasm, and my nervousness quickly melted away. Not only did I learn many leadership skills but I had loads of fun! Everyone was so optimistic and easy to talk to, it was basically impossible to be anything but upbeat! I'm grateful to have been a part of LTC and will definitely be coming back soon!"

Angy Rushford - Melvin H. Kreps Middle School (2017 Session 2)

"LTC was such an amazing experience that I will never forget. My one friend has been telling me to do it for a few years and I am so happy I finally got the chance to go. Not only was it really fun and entertaining, but you learn so many life lessons as well. You learn ways to communicate and different ways to approach situations. Every class you take is unique and relates to something in your life no matter who you are. My favorite part was spending the 4 days with a bunch of people I have never met before and by the end we all felt like best friends!"

Brooke Wachenheim - N. Hunterdon High School (2017 Session 1)

"I didn't realize just how much LTC's impact stayed with me until I came back for LTC advanced. It felt like I was coming back home after a really long time. And just when I thought LTC couldn't get any better, it did! It was great to see people again after two years and to meet brand-new delegates. The workshops seemed even better than before and I got so much closer with everyone. The experiences I've had at LTC will truly stay with me forever and I hope I can return in the years to come!"

Medha Patil - Parsippany Hills High School (2017 Session 1)

"Words cannot describe what an amazing experience this was. I got to meet so many interesting people from all different backgrounds. All of the advisors there were incredibly helpful and are genuinely trying to make a positive impact on the delegates that attended. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone!"

Peter Davin - Kinnelon High School (2017 Session 1)

"LTC was one of the best experiences of my life! I met new people from schools all around the state, and got so many new ideas and gained leadership skills that I am excited to take back to my school. If you are worried about coming to LTC like I was, don't worry! I made so many new friends, and LTC was definitely some of the best days of my summer. If you're looking to learn new things that will help you grow as a leader and meet people that will make a lasting impact on your life, LTC is the place to go!

Ishika Varma - Community Middle School (2017 Session 1)

"I can hands down say that LTC was one of the best experiences in my whole life! I loved attending all of the classes and I got so much out of each one. I also made countless new friends that I am still close to. I can't wait to come back for LTC Advanced and then hopefully a JC!

Anna Terhune - Brooklawn Middle School (2017 Session 1)

"Returning to LTC as an Advanced Delegate was a memorable and inspiring experience! In class, we brainstormed ways to solve real world problems and strengthen our abilities as student leaders. I learned a lot of valuable lessons and built lasting friendships with some of the most positive people I've ever met! The people at LTC have such bright energy and excitement. I loved feeling comfortable enough to be myself at all times and just have fun! I would encourage every delegate to return for LTC Advanced! I'm truly going to miss LTC and all of the amazing people that have made an IMPACT on me!!!"

Leia Gibson - Burlington Township High School (2017 Session 2)

"LTC has opened my eyes to new and exciting opportunities that you can't get in school. Along the way, I've met amazing new friends! The workshops gave me insight on real world lessons that are critical for leadership. The LTC Games, Birthday Dinner, and the random dance parties were additions to the boatload of fun I experienced. The whole atmosphere is so optimistic and supportive. Nobody is there to judge, but just lift you up. The Communications workshop let a lot of people come out of the shell, some for the first time, and it really made me get a sense of getting to know people, and myself, a lot better."

Morgan Spinner - Kingsway Regional High School (2017 Session 2)

"As the first person from my school to attend LTC in 62 years, I can definitely say I will be coming back and bringing some friends with me to experience the LTC magic. I will forever be grateful for the memories made, lessons learned, and friendships created at LTC. I've grown as not only a leader but a person as a whole. This was definitely some of the best four days of my life!"

Cailyn Fiori - Notre Dame High School (2017 Session 1)

"As the JC's welcomed everyone by their cheers and dance moves, I knew these were going to be the best 4 days of my summer. Even though, I was overwhelmed by all the new faces at first, the whole LTC staff made it easy for me to break out of my shell. Just after a few hours, I was dancing and singing on the top of my lungs. Although, it was just four days, I managed to learn many things about leadership, both inside and outside the classrooms. The zealous environment was so contagious that by the end of the session, no one wanted to say goodbye. LTC has helped me in many more ways than I could have ever imagined and I cannot wait to spread all of my LTC knowledge to my peers!"

Muskan Jawed - South Brunswick High School (2016 Session 1)

"I really liked LTC! The games were very helpful with learning how to speak well. I also learned how to become a great leader and won the election for Secretary of my school by using the skills I learned!"

Shea Meredith - Logan Township Middle School (2016 Session 1)

"I liked LTC because I made lots of friends and learned how to be a great student council officer. I learned how to be a leader, run a meeting, and speak with ease. I also learned how to step out of my comfort zone. Overall I loved LTC!"

Grace Lombardo - Logan Township Middle School (2016 Session 1)

"When the day finally arrived, I was beyond excited and anxious as I got out off the car. Seeing all the JCs cheering on for me made me realize that this was the place for me. From the very beginning I knew that I would love it here. The congenial environment immediately helped me become friends with and feel comfortable with all the delegates and JCs/SCs. From the numerous JCs R.O.C.K and many different valuable classes, LTC was one of the most beneficial experience that helped me improve my leadership skills. LTC was a life-changing experience for me and without a doubt the four best days of my summer!"

Zayna Jawed - South Brunswick High School (2016 Session 1)

"I had pushed off LTC for two years until my best friend convinced me to go. I am so glad she convinced me. I had such an incredible time at LTC, and feel so incredibly lucky that I was able to go. Between what I learned and the people I met it is truly a life changing experience. Not only did LTC make me a better leader but it made me a better person. I truly hope those who attend after me will have a very similar experience!"

Matthew Dufner - Warren Hills Regional High School (2016 Session 1)

"Before coming to LTC, many of my friends had told me that this conference is undeniably the happiest place on Earth! I didn't believe that there was such a place, although my friends had told me differently, until I came myself. Only when I came to LTC did I find myself never wanting to go back home! Somehow, LTC has way of combining leadership lessons, such as tips for speaking with ease and managing time, with loads and loads of excitement and fun. On top of that, everyone at LTC is so optimistic, encouraging, and easy to talk to, making the 4-day and 3-night experience so wonderful. I'm so grateful to have been a part of the fun at LTC and hope to come back soon!"

Shruti Nagpal - Melvin H. Kreps Middle School (2016 Session 2)

"This summer I came back to LTC for advanced and I was not disappointed. It brought so much joy to me to see the same enthusiasm and excitement for a second summer. LTC has allowed me to meet so many new friends that I have become so close with outside of the LTC atmosphere. I've broadened my horizons to different experiences and different people which has made me love LTC even more. Everything I've learned from the games, to the class material, and just the overall respect the adults give to the younger kids is something that I want to bring back to my community. I was so grateful to be able to come back to LTC and hopefully next summer I will come back as a JC. LTC has been a life changing experience!"

Nicole Smith - Warren Hills Regional High School (2016 Session 1)

"Coming back for LTC Advanced this year, I was able to experience an unforgettable four days all over again! So many wonderful memories from playing circle games with the JCs to screaming at the top of my lungs at the LTC Games. LTC has also really helped me strengthen my leadership skills in all different aspects. From public speaking to how to implement new ideas in our communities, LTC has given me so many new skills that I’m excited to use in the future! But what truly makes LTC the happiest place on earth are the people. At LTC I’ve been able to met some of the most interesting and friendliest people in the state. The only regret is having to leave this life-changing experience and I would love to come back again!"

Vishesh Shah - West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
(2016 Session 2)

"Attending LTC has made a positive difference in my life by showing me in how many ways I am able to make a difference at my school. I want to use all the leadership skills I have learned to create a cleaner school. I am going to go and show my fellow classmates how much I have learned and how eager I am to pass along all that I have learned. Going to LTC the past two summers have helped me grown out of my public speaking fear, and I am now more willing to speak in front of my school. With all that I have learned this summer, I can not wait to make my high school the best place it can be"

Madelyn Dubbs - Kingsway Regional High School (2016 Session 2)

"My second year at LTC was even better than the first! I loved that the classes were focused on each of us discovering our individual visions and how we can work toward achieving them. I'm so thankful that I found such a positive environment that allows me to be myself and to accept others for who they are. I made so many amazing new friends and unforgettable memories!"

Gabriella LaSasso - Burlington Township High School (2016 Session 2)

"I had the wonderful opportunity to come back to LTC Advanced, and I can truly say that it was an amazing experience. The staff was so welcoming, and the JCs helped the delegates really step out of their comfort zones. I loved the engaging classes LTC Advanced had to offer; I felt that it allowed me to apply the skills and knowledge I learned the first time I went to LTC to real life situations. These classes were more in-depth and intriguing, and the SCs brought so much real world experience with them. Overall, I loved Advanced, as it gave me the same experiences of a delegate, but allowed me to explore myself as a leader in a unique way. I would recommend LTC Advanced to any delegate that as been to LTC!"

Alexei Sepe - Parsippany Hills High School (2016 Session 1)

"It was an amazing experience! The Junior Counselors were so nice and welcoming and the atmosphere was so refreshing and nice. I loved all the activities and the peace song. I have already decided to come back to LTC but this time in the Advanced program!"

RoseMiguels Dorsainvil - Union County Vocational-Technical School
(2016 Session 2)

"LTC was like no other camp I have ever attended. The energy and environment there cannot be replicated at any other Leadership Training Conference. This camp was so enjoyable for me because the entire community was so accepting of everyone. Whether you came from North or South Jersey, in the end it was like we were all this one big LTC Family. That's an important factor in every single camp and team. LTC was the best experience I've had!"

Jeffrey Jiang - Hillsborough High School (2016 Session 1)

"This summer I returned for LTC Advanced and it was one of the best decisions of my life! Getting to experience LTC again was so amazing. Not only did I get to participate in another LTC Games, songfest, and JCs Rock, but I also got to build on what I previously learned in my first year at LTC. The environment while at this conference is truly unbelievable and throughout the 4 days, you get to meet so many amazing, and inspiring people that help you become a better leader. The positivity that is shown in everyone is such a confidence builder. Every person you meet will help you in a different way and will assist you in becoming a better leader. I cannot express how lucky I was to attend LTC...twice!"

Christina Pace - Phillipsburg High School (2016 Session 1)

"Coming back for LTC Advanced was the best decision I've made in a while. I got the chance to build on my leadership skills since the classes went more in-depth this time. By the end of the four days we were able to plan and create a successful fundraiser or event to implement at our schools. I made so many new friends and amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Not only has LTC transformed me as leader, but also as a person! I could talk about about my experience for days and days, but you just have to come experience it yourself. LTC truly makes NJ Magical!"

Preya Patel - Parsippany Hills High School (2015 Session 2)

"LTC was an experience I will never forget. Being the only one from my school came on as a challenge to me but the overall environment and atmosphere at LTC allowed me to be comfortable with who I am without being judged. I learned so many skills that have already had a positive impact on me as a person and as a leader. Everyone around me had a positive outlook. I participated in many classes that gave me tips that I can apply to my schools student council to make it the best it can be. I also made so many great memories with so many new friends. Overall, LTC was an experience I will never forget. I suggest this to anyone looking for the best summer ever!"

Sid Sharma - Thomas Grover Middle School (2015 Session 1)

"Not only was LTC one of the best experiences, but it taught me skills that I will never forget, in order to be a great student leader. I'm really thankful I got the opportunity, and I wish it was longer!!!"

Rohan Patel - Community Middle School (2015 Session 1)

"LTC was absolutely the best experience I've ever had! I learned so much about becoming a better leader and a better person as well. I look forward to coming back to LTC Advanced!"

Medha Patil - Brooklawn Middle School (2015 Session 1)

"It's hard to explain the greatness of LTC in a short testimonial because LTC is much more than that. LTC helps you grow not only as a leader but also as a person. I loved LTC so much I came back for LTC advanced and that was the best decision of my life. If you are contemplating coming to LTC, do it! Just do it because the only regret you'll have is having to leave on day four!"

Sophie Czernecki - Holy Cross Academy (2015 Session 2)

"I just wanted to say what an incredible experience I had at LTC this year; and thank you for giving this opportunity to students across the state of New Jersey to expand and grow their leadership skills! I learned so much in four days, and I will bring back the knowledge I gained to my school, Saint Peter's Prep. I will spread the word of how great LTC is and hopefully next year we will send more students. I also plan on running for State Office in 2017, which I am already very excited for!"

Brian Savage - St. Peter's Prep (2015 Session 2)

"LTC was such a great experience and one of the best things that happened to me. Unsurprisingly, LTC Advanced was just as great as the first time I went. The environment and the people were absolutely incredible! I was able to learn so much more my second time around and build on my leadership skills even more. I had the chance to experience all this while meeting some amazing and unforgettable people! LTC has definitely made a huge impact on me as a person and as a leader. I'm more than glad I went back for a second time! However, it's really sad knowing I can't come back for another session, but hopefully I can come back as a JC!"

Juliana Kim - Mount Olive High School (2015 Session 2)

"LTC played a huge part in me realizing that I needed to be a stronger leader even if it meant speaking clearer and louder. It also showed me how much I love to be in the LTC environment and hope to return again as a JC in the upcoming summers. LTC had a fantastic impact on myself as a person and myself as a leader, I'm so glad Mrs. (Wendy Booth) Sitzler talked me into going!"

Tessa Beck - Palmyra High School (2015 Session 2)

"LTC was such a great experience for me and has made such a positive difference in my life. I have been inspired as a leader to really work hard in making my Student Council the best that it can be. I have so many great ideas thanks to talking with other delegates and advisors. I have made so many friends and memories in the four days that I spent at LTC, and it really is something that I will never forget. The skills I have learned at this conference will stay with me through the rest of my life. I loved LTC, as did every other delegate!"

Flavia Scotto d'Antuono - Burlington Township High School
(2015 Session 2)

"I didn't know what to expect, but after four days I knew I made the right choice. At LTC I learned many leadership skills that I will use in my life and in student council. LTC was a truly amazing experience. I met new friends which I will keep in touch with. The staff at LTC was very nice and welcoming. At LTC we learned from how to work in a group and as a team we will we did games as well as other activities in a group environment. While I was at LTC I made many memories that I will never forget. I can't wait to go back to LTC for many years to come!"

Demetrius Apostolis - Delaware Township School (2015 Session 2)

"Ever since I have come back from LTC I've tried to explain my time there, but there is no possible way to - you need to experience it for yourself. For me, it had to have been the best four days I could ever experience! I've learned so many new things to bring back to my school and made so many new friendships. There was not one moment where I didn't have a smile on my face. I am already excited to come back next year for Advanced and hopefully become a JC after that! Anyone who gets the chance to experience LTC should take it because you won't regret it!"

Hayley Kellar - Kingsway Regional High School (2015 Session 1)

"I was hesitant and nervous about going, not really sure what to expect. During LTC, I embraced the songs, activities, and people with open arms. I was able to meet so many people from across the state, scream circle game songs at the top of my lungs, and truly become a better leader. Now, saying I miss it would be an understatement. The experiences I gained, memories I gathered, and people I have met will last me a lifetime! I hope to be a part of the LTC community for so much longer and that many more aspiring leaders attend and learn from the lessons taught here. LTC is something truly magical, so cherish your time spent there before the time disappears right before your eyes!"

Austin Manalese - Edison High School (2015 Session 2)

"There is so much I can say about LTC! The impact it has on my life is obvious. Going to LTC allowed me to be inspired and see leaders I am striving to be. I learned new techniques involving scheduling, planning and how to actually speak with ease. The atmosphere was all positive and exciting. I felt at home and that I could talk to anyone I walked next to the whole time and they would be my friend! To anyone who is second-guessing going, don't!! After the 4 days you will not want to leave. I left the happiest I could be and with such a positive view on everything. With homecoming planning right around the corner, I feel 110% positive I can conquer the job!"

McKenzie Nugent - Kingsway Regional High School (2015 Session 2)

"LTC is so hard to capture in words, because it was, without a doubt, the best experience of my life. For the first time ever, I felt confident in my own skin and I was able to let loose without feeling judged. I absorbed so much about being a leader and being happy that it's hard to think about what my life was like before LTC. I made connections to people I never thought possible and I will hold onto every memory at LTC forever. To all the Junior and Senior Counselors at LTC: Thank you for making me laugh at any chance possible, and thank you for changing my life!"

Olivia Smithson - Washington Township High School (2015 Session 2)

"Since I got home from LTC, I've been telling my family and friends that my experience there was the best four days of my life! I will never forget the valuable lessons I learned in class, the many laughs I shared among my new friends, or the feeling of acceptance I got when I performed at the talent show. Everyone at LTC was so supportive of each other and spread a constant flow of positive energy. I can't wait to encourage other students in my school to attend this program and become stronger leaders, too! I would love to attend LTC Advanced and become a JC in the future. I'm already counting down the days until next year's session!"

Gabriella LaSasso - Burlington Township High School (2015 Session 2)

"It was really hard being the first and only delegate from my school again at LTC advanced, but I continue to be amazed at the energy, knowledge, and compassion that LTC emits to all of its delegates. I wish I could come back every year! Going through LTC twice made me even more grateful for the experience. I can't wait to maybe become a Junior Counselor and make the experience for others as MAGICAL as mine have been! LTC will always be a part of me and be my home. The memories here are so cherished and I have learned so much about being a leader, part of a group, and effective speaker. I am on the way of getting my school to etablish a chapter with NJASC! I want others to love this program like I do!"

Alexis Mignogna - Bishop Eustace Prep (2015 Session 2)

"It was a wonderful experience at LTC. The games, classes, and activities taught me that I have so much more to bring back to my school and to work on! I made so many new friends and LTC taught me that being a leader isn't just a person that takes charge and bosses everyone around, but it's a person who takes everyone's point or situation in mind and helps other towards the right path. Overall, LTC was truly magical!"

Oluwakemi Adewalure - Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences (2015 Session 2)

"When I pulled into TCNJ I was a bit leery, but as soon as I jumped into the action I was 100% on board. The program was not only extremely fun, but also full of pertinent information and many interesting new people. I was not only able to speak my voice, but also hear the voice and ideas of others, which is so valuable. On top of that the food was delicious; I don't think I'll ever forget the Mac 'n Cheese or the rhythmic words devoted to it. I'd recommend sending future student leaders, whether they are student council, sports captain, NHS officers or club presidents to this program, as it holds great value to me and I know it would have the same value to anyone who attended. Hopefully I'll see you again, maybe as a JC!"

Emily Williamson - Paul VI High School (2015 Session 2)

" I just wanted to thank you so much for this experience! When I got home from LTC I actually got that feeling of being home sick when I was watching the video of the session. I feel like I have become a better leader and I have came out of my shell. I wish I could give all of the staff light bulb paper clips. I also wanted you to know about JC Emmy; she said something to me that I will never forget and it meant so much. I am saving one of my light bulbs for her next year when I go to LTC Advanced. For once I feel like I belonged somewhere and it felt amazing. Again I would just like to say thank you one more time for the best week in my life and I am excited for many more years of LTC to come!"

Emily Dyminski - Kittatinny Regional High School (2015 Session 2)

 

Engaging GROUP ACTIVITIES that will inform, entertain, invigorate, and inspire you to become part of something special - and which are also a whole LOT of fun...
An outstanding SOCIAL PROGRAM which makes the overall LTC experience not only educational but extremely entertaining as well - you'll laugh as you learn...
New FRIENDSHIPS you'll quickly make and that will last a lifetime, plus valuable networking with fellow student leaders from throughout New Jersey...
Inspiring MUSIC that will not only entertain you - it will involve you as we create a special community where you will quickly feel right at home...
DISCOVER new things about yourself, and become part of a community where you can confidently bring out and share talents you never thought that you had...

If you want to become a STRONG student leader prepared to improve your school and community, come to LTC and you'll return energized to do all that and so much more!