Camp Program Speakers

NTLP always provides the best youth motivators in the nation! Check out these bios for more information about the inspiring motivators who were featured at our 2017 programs.

Note: Friends and family are invited to hear our inspirational speakers along with our attendees at our closing program on Sunday!

NTLP is proud to use The Fisher Agency as its booking agent for the majority of our speakers for 23 years!

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Paul Parsons
Friday Night Entertainment
California Programs
Paul Parsons is a professional speaker, entertainer and hypnotist. His performance, which opens NTLP on Friday evening, is designed to both relax and invigorate the audience and help set the pace for a motivating and enjoyable weekend. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and an accomplished musician, Paul played with the Milwaukee Catholic Symphony at the age of 13. With his genuine enthusiasm and sincerity, combined with lots of audience participation, Paul guarantees a performance that is motivating, hysterically funny and amazing.
Scott Greenberg

Scott Greenberg
Bouncing Back
Finding Resilience in the face of adversity
Friday Opening Speaker
Chapman University, Southern California
NTLP is proud to note that Scott Greenberg has been a featured speaker at NTLP camps for over 20 years.

Scott Greenberg was attending the New York University film school when doctors discovered a softball-sized tumor in his chest. As a kid, Scott heard his grandparents talk about how they survived the holocaust. He looked to their experiences for lessons in resilience as he began a battle for his own life. Inspired by their strength, Scott went on to beat the cancer, run the Los Angeles Marathon and ultimately become one of the most popular youth speakers in North America.

This upbeat presentation focuses on how strong and powerful we all are. Everyone gets their “cancers” – problems we don’t expect or deserve. But that’s not what matters. What matters is how we react.

Students will learn how to use humor and mental discipline to access their full strength,  keep problems in perspective and leave with a renewed optimism and excitement for their lives.

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Calvin Terrell
Saturday Speaker
Chapman University and CSU Sacramento
Back for his 9th consecutive year with NTLP, Calvin Terrell has become the speaker that students not only want to hear over and over again, but want their friends, classmates, teachers and parents to hear as well.

Calvin Terrell is an internationally recognized authority on leadership and personal development. For over a decade, his impact on his listeners has been profound and his life has inspired millions through his “Chicken Soup for the Soul” story in the (now famous) series. Calvin has mastered the art of effective diversity training helping hundreds of schools and organizations to measurably decrease violence, hate speech, and prejudice of all kinds. Poetic and candid, Calvin opens his spirit and that of his listeners as he disarms the powers of intolerance and injustice. His efforts for students are unparalleled and Calvin’s activism has garnered him multiple awards from educational, religious, and civic organizations.

Scott Backovich

Scott Backovich
Be a catalyst!
Sunday Closing Speaker
Chapman University, Southern California
Scott’s presentations begin as a giant party. In one moment, students are laughing hysterically, moving actively on their feet, and shouting “ROCK ON!” at the top of their lungs. Yet only minutes later, that same room is silent; students find themselves hanging on to every word of Scott’s heartfelt and challenging message. It is at this point that the students in attendance realize they are hearing their own personal call to action.
Each and every student has the power to influence their world in some way, shape, or form. It takes passion and determination to make it a better place. Regardless of the situation, capacity, or context, the only way students will truly change their circumstances is if they decide to be a catalyst—someone who changes the status quo.
Davey Muise

Davey Muise
Find your shovel
Friday Opening Speaker
CSU Sacramento
Despite growing up in a broken home in New England, Davey viewed his situation as an opportunity to overcome his surroundings and use them as a platform to inspire others. He’s harnessed the lessons he’s learned from living through depression, divorce, abandonment, and failure and used them to help inspire future generations to do better.

Davey uses his music as a vessel to tell youth across the globe that they are not alone in their fight; that although we may feel weak and useless on our own, we can band together and become a force enough to foster real change in our lives and event in the lives of others; that we can “find our shovel” and dig ourselves (and others) out of negativity we may be buried in.

EJ Carrion

EJ Carrion
How to find your passion
and take massive action
Sunday Closing Speaker
CSU Sacramento
EJ grew up in low-income communities and a single-parent home. He quickly began falling behind academically, but after a powerful life-changing event, EJ used the wake up call to transform his trajectory and future. He eventually graduated from high school and went to receive a prestigious Bill Gates Scholarship that he used to become the first college graduate in his family.

Featured on ABC, NBC, and Fox news affiliates, EJ Carrion is the #1 Amazon Best Selling author of Accelerate Your Success: How to Create a Future and Stand Out When College is Not Enough, which teaches students how to market and brand themselves when everyone is going to college and no one is hiring.

Success comes down to putting in the work. The challenge is that most students lack the necessary motivation to succeed. That’s why EJ uses his funny and engaging personal story to illustrate how those who take action do, in fact, succeed. This presentation will help students connect the dots between their hard work now and their future success.