Leader-in-Training (LIT) Program
Recognizing that high school students can get more out of a summer camp program, YMCA Camp Tockwogh’s Leader-in-Training program is centered on building skills for teens. Teens learn through daily leadership workshops, a hiking trip, and shadowing staff while working together on a variety of projects. Our staff and LIT participants form a mentoring relationship; providing feedback and insight into their efforts on the different tasks they take on.
Every year, former LIT’s 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. This program provides our campers the chance to learn real interpersonal and leadership skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
The program is centered on teamwork and interaction, building relationships between new and returning campers. Our LIT’s find themselves a welcomed 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 their life.
In addition to the skills learned, LIT participants will participate in some traditional camp activities as well- including arts and crafts, sailing, high ropes, campfires, and athletic activities.
LIT applications are accepted throughout the year, though it is highly recommended that they are sent in early as spaces are limited. The application process consists of a written application, 2 written references, and an interview.
LIT Session 1: June 28 – July 24, 2020
LIT Session 2: July 26 – August 21, 2020
Program Cost: $2,975
In addition to Leadership Camps and training programs, Tockwogh offers Camp Counselor Training here.