WLS FAQ

 

 

What is Warrior Leadership Summit (WLS)?

WLS is a conference designed to disciple and encourage Native American young people, ages 15-35, in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Every summer, hundreds of young people from tribes all across the United States and Canada come together to worship, learn, have fun, and connect with each other.

Who is WLS for? 

If you are Native American and between the ages 15-35 Warrior Leadership Summit is for you!  

Can I bring children younger than 15?

We ask that you do not bring younger students to WLS for a variety of reasons including: space limitations, distractions, and the intensity of the sessions. We understand that this can be an inconvenience and we really appreciate your cooperation to ensure the week is as beneficial to participants as possible.  If you have an individual  / question please feel free to contact us.

Is there family housing available?

No, we do not have family housing available, other than for program personnel (Elders, Battle Council teachers, nurses, etc.).

Do you provide separate rooms for leaders?

We depend on each group to bring enough room leaders to cover the size of their group.  Guys and girls are housed separately, and you should plan on at least one leader to seven students.

Can I register online?

At this time you can only reserve your spot online. This means that you lock in the early bird registration rate and you are eligible for better housing. Once you submit a request online, we will make sure to send you the paperwork so you can be fully registered by the time you arrive at WLS, which will expedite your check-in process.

What does it take to be “fully registered”?

You are fully registered once we receive (for each person):  registration form, the registration fee, a signed Hold Harmless/Photo release form, and a completed & signed Medical Release form.

*If we do not have all of the signed and completed forms for each person prior to the deadline, please be prepared for longer wait times at registration due to processing times for the paperwork.

What is the best time to arrive at Windermere?

We request that you plan to arrive between 10 am – 3 pm on June 26, 2017.

What is the housing like at Windermere Conference Center?

The majority of the housing at Winderemere is quality camp accommodations.  Each room houses eight (8) people, with one bathroom/room.  The rooms have bunk beds and standard camp mattresses.  If one of your leaders has a medical condition that would prohibit them from staying in this type of room, please call our office.  All housing is on a first-come, first-served basis. http://www.windermereusa.org/project/spring-valley-dorms/

What is the typical schedule each day at WLS?

Each day includes:  breakfast, morning session, lunch, Battle Councils (breakout sessions), free time, dinner, evening session, and a Late Night event.

What should I bring?

  • Sleeping bag or other bedding 
  • Appropriate summer clothes 
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Medical information (IHS or other insurance)
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Bath towel
  • Flashlight
  • Modest one-piece bathing suit
  • Light jacket
  • Personal spending money (optional).
  • Not responsible for lost or stolen property

What should I NOT bring?

  • Gang rags or colors
  • Midriff-showing tops or thin/spaghetti-strap tops
  • Excessively cut-up or thread-bare clothing
  • Clothing that is indecent or has inappropriate images or slogans
  • Two-piece bathing suits
  • Short shorts
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs or medication (unless prescribed by a doctor)
  • Tobacco of any kind (smoking is prohibited)
  • Pornographic materials
  • Knives, firearms, or weapons of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Pets