Blue Sky's Outdoor Leadership Institute recruits several crews of ten 9th, 10th and 11th grade youth from a very diverse cross section of Richmond to come together in a 3-week, intensive leadership training opportunity each summer. Separate girls and boys crews will each prepare for and complete a 5 day backpacking trip, as well as meet each month September thru May to build a strong sense of teamwork and complete a meaningful community service project. OLI's purpose is to build teamwork and collaboration skills, increase confidence, leadership potential and community involvement. If you or you know a rising 9th, 10th, or 11th grader who would be interested in participating our leadership institute, please click the PDF's below to learn more.

Nominations for OLI 2015 will begin in the Fall of 2014. To ask a question or request more information, please email Steven Cottam at