Lafayette County, MO Summer Camps

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Lexington, MO 64067

Wentworth Military Academy and Colleges Camp LEAD is an exciting, unique summer program that provides a blend of academic and summer adventure. Mornings are spent in the classroom, where some students pursue classes that advance their academic progress while others take classes designed to make up credits. A variety of courses are offered including some offered for college credit. Afternoons are enriched by challenging activities and trips designed to stretch their personal limits. There is an emphasis on leadership and character development. All students benefit from our unique combination of military structure academic enrichment and life-skills development.

Camp Type:
Residential Camp
Gender:
Coed
 
 
Lexington, MO
Camp Type:
Residential Camp
Gender:
Coed
 


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Lafayette County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 638.86 square miles , of which 629.31 square miles is land.


About Lafayette County, MO

Lafayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri . As of 2010, the population was 33,381. Its county seat is Lexington . Lafayette is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area . The county was organized 16 November 1820 from Cooper County and was originally named, "Lillard," for James Lillard of Tennessee. On 16 February 1825, the name was change to "Lafayette," for the Marquis de La Fayette .

Lafayette County was settled primarily from migrants from the Upper South states of Kentucky , Tennessee and Virginia . They brought slaves and slaveholding traditions with them, and quickly started cultivating crops similar to those in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky: hemp and tobacco . Lafayette was one of several counties settled mostly by southerners to the north and south of the Missouri River. Given their culture and traditions, this area became known as Little Dixie . In 1860 slaves made up 25 percent or more of the county's population. Residents generally supported the Confederacy during the Civil War. Before and more heavily after the Civil War, Germans directly from Germany and German Americans from the St. Louis area settled in the area making up a large part of the population of Concordia, Emma, Wellington, Napoleon, Higginsville, Mayview, and Lexington. The German population tended to support the Union during the Civil War. Peter Youree , who designed the first skyscraper in Shreveport , Louisiana , was born in Lafayette County in 1843.


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