Future Leader Camp (FLC)
Stetson University’s Future Leader Camp is a leadership development and personal development program designed specifically for High School Juniors, Seniors, and incoming College Freshmen.
FLC promotes the development of leadership skills through the leadership of others and hands-on exercises. Learn how to be a successful college student, work as part of a team, communicate effectively, and ultimately begin your life of significance. The final day of FLC will include a Leadership Reaction Course. The LRC is a low-level military obstacle course that stresses teamwork, leadership, and individual confidence. There are 12 obstacles in all - some are easy, some are moderate and some are - well - tough!
FLC is directed by retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch, a proven leader and college level professor.
On-site housing and all meals are included in the cost of the camp. Campers are supervised and evening activities are planned and required.
Stetson University offers a custom scholarship program that allows qualifying high school students the opportunity to earn funds for their education by participating in select camps and programs. Sign up at Raise.me and begin earning scholarship dollars for your financial aid package at Stetson! Through this program, participants currently in grades 9-12 may qualify to earn $250.00 for their portfolio under “Summer Programs.” A maximum of $750.00 dollars may be earned in this category, which allows participants to attend and earn scholarship dollars from up to three of Stetson’s Summer Programs.
Lieutenant Colonel Oakland McCulloch, U.S. Army (Retired)
Oakland McCulloch was born in Loudon, Tennessee and raised in Kirkland, Illinois. After graduating from high school he was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point and attended school there for two years. He then graduated from Northern Illinois University and received his commission as an Infantry Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Course in 1986.
In his 22 year career in the Army, Oak McCulloch held numerous leadership positions in the Infantry, Quartermaster and Armor branches. He assisted in disaster relief operations for Hurricane HUGO in Charleston, South Carolina and Hurricane ANDREW in south Florida. His operational deployments include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq as a Generals Aide-de-Camp, the Congressional Liaison Officer in support of operations in Bosnia and the Operations Officer during a Peace Keeping deployment to Kosovo. He held instructor positions at the US Army Ordnance School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Australian Command and Staff College, University of South Alabama and Stetson University. His last position in the Army was a three-year tour as the Professor of Military Science at the University of South Alabama where he led the training and commissioning of Lieutenants and tripled the size of the program in his three-year tour.
LTC McCulloch retired from the Army in September 2009 with over 22 years of active service and joined the staff at the Bay Area Food Bank as the Associate Director. He was also the Vice Chair for Military Affairs on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Mobile Rotary International Club. LTC (Retired) McCulloch left the food bank in December 2010 and is now the Senior Military Science Instructor for the Army ROTC program at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. In October 2013 He was also hired to be the Recruiting Operations Officer for the Eagle Battalion Army ROTC program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
LTC (Retired) McCulloch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Northern Illinois University in 1987 and a Master of Military Arts and Science in History from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 2002. He received thirty-one military service awards including the Bronze Star, eight Meritorious Service Medals and the Humanitarian Service Medal.