Riverside Military Academy
Riverside Military Academy

Riverside Military’s Summer Leadership Academy Dates Announced

Amanda Willis
The dates for Riverside Military Academy’s 2022 Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) are set,
and applications are now being accepted.

SLA is a three-week summer program available to rising 6th through 12th grade students.
The 2022 program offers two options: SLA (Co-Ed) with a focus on leadership and character
development, communication, and competency; and SLA (Male Only), a military-style
program designed to prepare students for military school or a future in the service.

While the two options vary in style and goals, either will help your student reach his or her
full potential and develop leadership skills for a successful future.

Summer Leadership Academy (Co-Ed) is June 12 – July 1, 2022 and is open to male and
female students who are rising 6th through 12th graders. Activities are geared toward
camaraderie, teamwork, morale, college preparation, and career options. Some anticipated
activities include:

  • Classroom instruction with guest speakers
  • Leadership training and assessments
  • Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and hiking
  • Excursions to Medieval Times, team building centers, and a Federal Courtroom
  • Graduation ceremony (July 1, 2022)
Students will finish the program by preparing an oral and written project presentation.
Successful completion of the academy results in a half credit elective for high school.

The cost is $3,900 for domestic students and $4,500 for international students.
SLA (Male Only) is July 10 – 30, 2022 and is offered to male students who have interest in a
service academy, ROTC, or a secondary military school. While both academies are geared
toward leadership development, students who enroll in the July Academy will receive a
more structured experience, giving them a better understanding and preparation for service.
Activities include:
  • Patrolling, rappelling, mountaineering, and digging foxholes
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Overnight trips to Ft. Benning and Camp Merrill
  • Service Academy Prep
  • Peer leadership opportunities
  • Daily PT and PT assessments
  • Tactical training (SQD and PLT) and evaluation
  • Field craft
  • Drill and ceremony
  • Graduation ceremony (July 30, 2022)

Participants will discuss and begin several entry requirements for ROTC or service academy
including the application process, essay, and physical fitness tests.

An added benefit of SLA (Male Only) to students entering Riverside Military Academy in the
fall 2022 semester is the ROC (Recruit on Campus) cycle will be completed.

The cost is $4,376 for domestic and $4,990 for international.
Start your application now to secure your student's spot in Summer Leadership Academy.
Deadline for applying is May 3, 2022 and availability is on a first come, first serve basis.


Riverside Military Academy (RMA), established in 1907, is one of the nation's premier all-boys
college preparatory schools. RMA, serving young men in grades 6-12, is located in the city of
Gainesville, GA, less than 60 miles from the heart of Atlanta.. Our distinctive military
structure, academic rigor, as well as athletics, leadership, and character development
programs enhance the overall educational experience while producing young men of
character, sound judgment, and a commitment to excellence.
    • Male and Female campers whitewater rafting

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 reads: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Riverside Military Academy complies with Title IX.

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