Camp Leatherneck

Camp Leatherneck 10 Years 


Camp Leatherneck focuses on individual leadership development, provides opportunities for student/faculty/staff interactions, emphasizes the importance of understanding diversity, and promotes social responsibility by participating in community service.

FREE 2-day leadership retreat for incoming students

Organized and facilitated by current student leaders (Camp Leatherneck Leaders)



  • Discover your own leadership strengths
  • Learn how to get involved on campus
  • Get tips for academic success
  • Participate in a variety of activities


  • Learn about local service opportunities
  • Hear stories from servant leaders
  • Give back as a member of WIU Move-in Crew for fall opening weekend


  • Connect with over 100 peers (Campers) & 20 current student leaders (Camp Leaders) 
  • Establish lasting friendships to begin your first year
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Meet WIU staff and administrators who are passionate about your success at WIU

Contact Info

Camp Leatherneck
Phone: 309-298-3232

Camp Leatherneck 2019 Important Dates

Monday, June 3:  Camp Application opens at 6:00 am

Sunday, June 30: Camp Application closes at 11:59 pm

Monday, July 15: Campers will be notified no later than this date if selected to attend Camp.  All correspondence will be via students' email portal.  

Wednesday, August 14: Camper Move-In & Introduction to Camp

Thursday, August 15: Depart for Camp

Friday, August 16: Return from Camp & New Student Convocation

Apply for Camp Leatherneck HERE