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Outstanding students from across Texas meet for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to unique and historically significant Texas destinations.

Lone Star Leadership Academies are Sunday-Friday overnight camps offered throughout the summer for outstanding 4th-8th graders. Campers have the opportunity to explore significant sites in Texas’ three largest metropolitan areas with other outstanding students… all before 9th grade!

During the camps, young leaders travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to significant Texas sites. In addition to improving their leadership abilities, participants gain self-confidence and independence, and develop new friendships with other high-achieving students from across the state. Visit the links below to learn about sites visited during each camp experience!

  • Norah Rami
  • 2016 Grand Prize
  • Full Scholarship Winner
  • "What the Lone Star Leadership Academy Means to Me"
  • Video Contest

Trip Information

"This camp had such an influence on my daughter and now my son. After each camp, I have seen great improvement in their ability to interact with their peers and in their confidence. Seeing them learn so much and get so excited about what they learn is great!

— Participant's Parent, Keller, TX

"I commend Education in Action for the opportunity it is providing young people to experience their state government and learn the importance of being involved in their communities."

-The Honorable Jane Nelson, Texas State Senator, District 12

“I could write several pages about the positive impact the Lone Star Leadership Academy has had on my daughter. Your organization came along at a time when she was really struggling with feeling different from her classmates (so common with GT kids) and this experience showed her she wasn't alone. I sincerely believe this experience has changed the trajectory of her childhood if not her life. I owe you a huge debt of gratitude.”

- Participant’s Parent, San Antonio, TX