Campers in Leadership Training (CILT) 9th-10th grade
Day and resident campers, ages 14-16, in this leadership training program receive valuable insights into principles of leadership and effective techniques for communication, goal setting and project planning, while having fun at camp. Our unique approach allows for learning, practice, mentorship and more practice, all rolled up into a great summer package. These skills aren’t just about summer camp. Responsibility, hard work, communicating well with others, flexibility, resourcefulness, caring, enthusiasm and perseverance are all lessons learned that will transfer into student life and beyond.
- Morning Leadership Class – mornings are spent in the CILT classroom, where lessons and projects are designed to build teamwork and communication skills laying the foundation for exemplary leadership at camp and in the community. Local field trips provide opportunities for project planning and community service.
- Afternoon Group Time – in the afternoons, CILTs will be paired with camp counselors who act as mentors during the activity portion of the day. Joining a group of younger campers and implementing skills learned in morning sessions will allow CILTS to practice their skills, and experience the rewards of helping others. There is also time set aside each day for CILTs to relax and have fun with their peers. Head to the pool, relax in the Quad, drop in at arts and crafts, or play some ping pong. There’s so much to do at camp!
- Evening/Weekend Activities – for resident CILTs, evenings and weekends are a combination of leadership opportunities and fun. Working with counselors to plan and lead evening activities adds to CILT skill building, and enjoying “high-school only” activities makes camp fun. High school campers live at the Upper Campus and ride camp transportation to and from the Lower Campus for program activities and meals.
Campers who successfully complete the CILT program will receive a “Certificate of Completion” that acknowledges their training in leadership, community service and camper management. CILT’s may also use the leadership program for school assigned volunteer hours. The best thing about the CILT program is the opportunity to help kids enjoy camp, assist in the local community and have FUN at the same time! They work hard, acquire skills, build friendships and enjoy a sense of accomplishment that will last a lifetime. Graduates of the program can add an impressive item to their college entrance applications and job resumes as they seek employment in later years.