Recognizing that high school students can get more out of a summer camp program, our LIT participants learn teamwork oriented leadership. Working together on a variety of projects, our staff and LITs form a mentoring relationship.
We coach our LITs, providing feedback and insight into their efforts on the different tasks they take on. A hiking trip, leadership workshops on site daily, and activity instruction are just a few of the important tools our staff use to teach teens what it means to be a leader.
Every year, former LITs highlight their experience in college essays and interviews. High School performance is obviously important in the college application process; so are the intangibles and programs outside the school environment. We give high schoolers the chance to learn real interpersonal skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives, beyond college even.
The program is centered on teamwork and interaction, so even if you have not been a camper at Tockwogh before that is okay. There is so much interaction with peers and staff, that you will find yourself a part of the group within the first few days. What will follow is a month of some of the most memorable and formative experiences in your life.
LIT applications are accepted throughout the year, though it is highly recommended that they be sent in early as spaces are limited. The application process consists of a written application, 2 written references and an interview.
Long Session 1: June 25- July 21
Long Session 2: July 23 – August 18
Program cost: $2,780
In addition to Leadership Camps and training programs, Tockwogh offers Camp Counselor Training here.