Leader in Training
This program is specially designed for our older teen campers to enjoy a summer of play and work as they transition from being our oldest campers to becoming our newest staff members.
WHY BECOME AN LT?
LT stands for Leadership Trainee. Teens participating in our Leadership-in-Training program learn to become a counselor and camp leader by working with younger campers and being positive role models. We have found that our best leaders and staff are often those who have been through the camp experience as a camper.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE LEADERS-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM?
To be eligible to be a Leadership Trainee, a camper must be entering 10th grade as of September 2017.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
The program includes staff supervision, training, and mentoring in a group or specialty area, these leadership development opportunities are balanced with daily camp activities, and off campus day trips two days a week. LTs will be rotated among camper groups and specialty areas every two weeks during the summer to experience the different aspects of camp. The LTs will be carefully placed in the area where we feel they will be most successful.
WHO SUPERVISES THE LEADERS-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM?
The LTs are supervised by our LT Coordinator. The coordinator works closely with each of the LTs to provide supervision and training. The coordinator will accompany the LTs on all off campus trips.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL WEEK LOOK LIKE?
3 days a week on the campground
Mornings - LTs work the first 4 periods with their assigned group of younger campers or assist a specialty staff member with their program. They develop leadership and organizational skills.
Afternoon - LTs have lunch together then participate in camp activities including free swim and an option period (clubs).
2 days a week day trips off campground
2017 LIT TRIP SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)
- Tuesday 6/27 Belmar Beach
- Thursday 6/29 Great Adventure / 6:00pm Late Night
- Wednesday 7/5 Kayaking or Paddle Boarding at Spruce Run
- Thursday 7/6 Dutch Springs Water Park / 6:00pm Late Night
- Tuesday 7/11 Asbury Park Beach
- Thursday 7/13 Freedom Fest, State Fair/ 6:00 pm Late Night
- Tuesday 7/18 Manasquan Beach
- Thursday 7/20 Camelbeach Mountain Water Park / 6:00pm Late Night
- Tuesday 7/25 Belmar Beach
- Thursday 7/27 Great Adventure / 6:00 pm Late Night
- Tuesday 8/1 Jenkinson Beach
- Thursday 8/3 Hurricane Harbor / 6:00pm Late Night
- Tuesday 8/8 Manasquan Beach
- Thursday 8/10 Mountain Creek Action Park / 7:00 pm Late Night
- Tuesday 8/15 Asbury Park Beach
- Wednesday 8/16 Dorney Park / 6:00pm Late Night