This exciting new program is specifically designed for rising 8th and 9th graders to provide leadership training that is targeted for future camp counselors.
This program serves as a bridge between camper and counselor. Leaders in Training (LIT) will work along side counselors and campers to learn important skills needed to be successful as future camp staff members.
Candidates who are selected for this program will benefit from direct one on one mentor feedback to help grow specific leadership skills, such as: building relationships with campers, time management, problem-solving, crisis management, behavior modifications and interventions, group ice breakers, time management and the importance of a growth mindset in the work environment. LITs will learn to receive feedback and reflect on how to make improvements.
Rising 8th and 9th Graders
Two Week Program
Applications open in February.
Interested candidates should apply and qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.
Cost: $350 for 2 weeks
Must be available for the full 10 days of the program in order to be fully considered.
If selected, LITs will be sent a registration link.
LITs will spend half the day assisting and shadowing staff, while the other parts of the day will be targeted training with our Camp Director.
LITs will be instructed on specific leadership skills and then spend time practicing those skills in activities with campers.
Mentors and staff will give feedback specific to skills being practiced.
LITs will return to their cohort group to reflect on their practice and discuss how the will make modifications the next day.
During the 10 days, leadership training will occur less frequently. As LITs learn and practice skills, they will gradually be released to spend more time assisting staff and campers. The goal is to move the LITs from guided practice to independence by the end of the 10 days.