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Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT)      
COLT is facilitated by a professional speaker and is a phenomenal way to kick off the new school year and train your chapter officers. We offer two sessions of COLT at both Camp John Hope and the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center to accommodate more chapters. Both sessions provide instruction and team time to prepare chapter FFA officers for their year of service. Teams are encouraged to set goals, gain ideas from other chapters, and work with their advisors to plan their Program of Activities. Participants discover their role as chapter leaders and learn the value of working as a team. The event provides an interactive learning environment for students throughout the state.

COLT is available at the FFA-FCCLA Camp in Covington and at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley In addition, members from the 2017-2018 State FFA Officer team will be at both locations. Teams will be encouraged to set goals, interact with other chapters to gain new ideas, and work with advisors to plan their Program of Activities. Officers will also be empowered to take on their role as chapter leaders and bond together as a team.  This summer, we are offering two, 3-day, “retreat style” COLT Conferences in July that are open to any chapter in the state.

COLT – BLUE (FFA-FCCLA Camp and Camp John Hope)
July 17-19, 2017 (Registration begins Monday morning at 8:30 a.m.)
Price: $80 - Includes lodging Monday and Tuesday night, meals (Monday lunch through Wednesday breakfast), and conference materials (t-shirt, official FFA manual, etc.)
Early Registration option: $95----Includes everything listed above plus Sunday lodging and Monday breakfast. This option is a great way to get in some extra team time! 

COLT – GOLD (FFA-FCCLA Camp and Camp John Hope)
July 19-21, 2017 (Lunch begins at noon with registration beginning at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday)
Price: $80 - Includes lodging Wednesday and Thursday night, meals (Wednesday lunch through Friday breakfast), and conference materials (t-shirt, official FFA manual, etc.)
Early registration is not available for GOLD. 

Both sessions will offer similar content and activities. See the attached tentative schedule to learn more. Everyone in attendance should bring the following items:

  • Medical Authorization/ Conduct Form  
  • Linens, pillows, towels, personal articles          
  • Close-toe shoes         
  • Appropriate casual clothing                
  • Appropriate clothing for water activities, mud course, and/or recreation
  • Calendar/planner and other chapter materials needed for team time      
  •  Official FFA Dress

Please mark your calendars for COLT and completely fill out the online registration form. If you have any questions or concerns about the online registration form, please let me know.

Registration and full payment are due June 16, 2017.

In an effort to offer quality conferences, each conference location will have a maximum number of seats available. Each session of COLT at the FFA-FCCLA Camp in Covington will have 200 seats available, and each session of COLT at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley will have 150 seats available.  Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued. There will be no lodging/meals cost for non-advisor chaperones. Chapters are encouraged to bring a chaperone for each gender and have a ratio of one adult per 10 students. As always, there is no cost for bus drivers. T-shirts for bus drivers and chaperones are $10 each.

Again this year, we will host an Opening Ceremonies contest. A middle school and high school winner will be selected. Chapters are not required to participate. More information will be available to chapters that register for COLT.

Chapter Officer Leadership Training is a great opportunity for you and your chapter officers to come together and plan a successful year for your FFA Chapter. If you have any questions concerning the 2016 COLT Conference, please contact Erin Nessmith at (706) 552-4457 or enessmith@gaaged.org.


   
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
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