Leader In Training (LIT)
This program is for young people in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade, who are highly motivated, ready to work, and play hard, and who demonstrate additional responsibility in accepting the challenges of leadership.
Learning by Doing
We help you figure out what good leaders do and say.
- Group Games, Role-Playing, Initiatives and Discussions-allow for you to build leadership skills like teamwork, responsibility, respect, motivation, listening, problem solving, planning, initiative, creativity, persistence, presenting, problem solving, and observation with your peers.
- Create, Plan, and Present- your own special events and programs for other campers and staff within camp.
- Community Service - share your leadership talents with the local community. Check out the Community Service Page for projects we have done in the past and information about what projects we are doing this summer.
- Ceremonies and Recognition - everyone likes getting awards! You will have a chance to become the LIT of the session voted by your peers, a graduation ceremony at the end of the session, plus some other milestones along the way.
Choose Your Own Style
- Daily Responsibilities - there will be plenty of opportunities for you to practice your leadership skills in numerous areas in camp. Choose ones that fit your style. These responsibilities could include leading grace, making the tokens for a friendship campfire, decorating for a banquet, setting up or picking up after a special program, helping at canteen, etc.
- Daily LIT Class - each day you will participate in a 1 hour class designed to help you build your leadership skills, plan programs and events, and discuss leadership topics. The class will run for the first 6 days of camp.
- Personal Time - sign up for activities geared toward your individual interests to sharpen skills or to have fun. Remember to keep in mind that you are a participating leader - you cannot turn off being a leader.
- One-on-One Time - conversations with LIT leader to discuss goals and your progress as a leader.
FUN and More FUN!
- Live with other LITs/CITs in a cabin, and be under the leadership of a counselor mentor.
- It is a co-ed program.
- It's doing things that only LIT's can do! We have added all sorts of fun into the program. We want to keep them a surprise, but get excited!
- Open to campers going into 9th, 10th or 11th grade and looking to continue their camp experience in a new and challenging way.
- We require that participants are willing to do their best to act responsibly and respectfully as a part of our learning team. One must have a basic level of ability to learn and get along with others.
- Participants who fell short of doing their best to follow the Code of Living or adhering to camp policy in a previous camping experience may not be eligible for the LIT program. We are not expecting perfect behavior. A LIT is committing to doing their best to live in our camp community.
- Successful completion of the LIT program does not necessarily mean that one will be invited or accepted into the CIT program or as a counselor when turning 18 or 19 years of age.
- A camper going into 11th grade who could be a CIT may be more interested in being a LIT and sharpening his or her leadership skills by gaining experience in leading people in general.
- Dishwashing - Due to all of the unique opportunities of the LIT program, you will only be able to commit to doing dishes 6 times in a two week session. We want to make sure you have plenty of time for fun!
What is a LIT? What do we do at camp? Find out the answers to these questions AND more!
What is a CIT? What do we do at camp? Find out the answers to these questions AND more!
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