During his morning briefing, April 2, 2003, President George W. Bush reviews the progress of the war with members of the War Council. (P28531-23A)
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Camp 43 Accepting Applications

Unique Leadership Experience for High School Students Graduating in 2017, 2018 & 2019

Camp 43 

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will accept applications from 2017, 2018, and 2019 high school graduates for “Camp 43: Leader of One, Leader of Many” until April 24, 2017.

Held June 21-23, 2017, 25 high school students will be accepted for the 3-day summer camp. There is no cost for the camp. Lunch and snacks are provided daily along with a formal dinner on June 23 to conclude the camp. All participants are responsible for their own daily transportation to and from the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


Focusing on the importance of leadership and the decision-making process, participants will discover how values and personal beliefs affect their decisions, develop skills for working with diverse groups, and hear first-hand from high-level business executives about the methods they use to make decisions. The experience includes group activities, discussions, and presentations from prominent and successful community and government leaders.

“One very exciting part of Camp 43 is a real-time simulation in which the students take on the roles of members of the President’s Administration and collaborate to resolve a crisis,” said Education Specialist Sharon Brannon. “The exercise is very useful in and of itself, but having it take place in the actual historic room from the White House adds authenticity and tremendous energy and enthusiasm.”

Interested students should submit this application form, answers to 3 short essay questions, 2 professional letters of recommendation, and a resume to Bush43Education@nara.gov or by regular mail:

Education Specialist

   ATTN:  Camp 43
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
2943 SMU Blvd., Room 294
Dallas, TX 75205


Completed and signed applications must be received by the close of business on April 24, 2017. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance or placement on a wait list and information about camp logistics via e-mail no later than May 19, 2017.

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