Light Foundation Camp Vohokase 2022 Leadership Academy graduates, Matt Light and staff. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Light Foundation graduates four

Four Washington DC young men graduate from Light Foundation four year Leadership Academy

GREENVILLE – The Light Foundation flagship program Camp Vohokase graduated four Leadership Academy young men bringing the total number of alumni to 42 since its start in 2011.

“I am proud of our seniors from DC and all they have accomplished in their four years inside and outside of this program,” said Matt Light. “This camp was special because of those young men.”

This year’s camp was extra special as they paid tribute to our country’s military and first responders. Fourteen young men took part in the Police and Fire training exercises with the Union City Police and Fire Department as well as completing a grueling 10-Challenge Confidence Course through the middle of the night.

“In the 15 years of Camp Vohokase, we’ve never had a more demanding camp for these young men to take part in,” Light stated. “It’s a feeling of great pride within yourself after completing such an impactful camp.”

At two remote locations in Darke County, the young men spent over 12 hours completing challenges that would test them both mentally and physically.

“To be a part of something special like this is why we do what we do,” said Camp Vohokase Director, Brandon Ervin. “It is truly a brotherhood within the walls of Camp Vohokase and these young men will share these memories for the rest of their lives”.

The Light Foundation Leadership Academy offers young people a variety of outdoor and hands-on learning activities that support their social and emotional learning; build strong, good character; and equip them with the tools and skills needed to start their leadership journey and stay with them every step of the way.

Matt Light speaks to 2022 Leadership Academy graduates along with 2023, 2024 and 2025 classes. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Matt Light teaches Leadership Academy members the art of starting a fire with flint. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Matt Light is presented a gift from 2022 Leadership Academy graduates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Camp Vohokase Director, Brandon Ervin speaks at Leadership Academy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Light Foundation Camp Vohokase Leadership Academy 2022 graduates. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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