Leader-in-Training Program

litpaint2016 LIT Dates: July 6-29
Apply before April 8th (or sooner!)

Overview: As a Leader-in-Training, you will go beyond experiencing camp activities to learning how to share what you love with younger campers, all while building meaningful 21st century employment skills. LIT’s work to improve their leadership, communication, planning, problem-solving, collaboration, productivity, and conflict resolution skills.  You will be given opportunities to lead on your own and to develop what we call a Growth Mindset. Structured challenges provide LIT’s with a chance to succeed (and fail) in a safe and supportive environment.

LIT applicants should have these four essential commitments:

  1. Strong interest in growing your 21st Century Skills.
  2. Desire to better understand your strengths, your passions, and your voice as a leader.
  3. Willingness to “practice failing” with a mindset towards learning.
  4. Enthusiasm for team and community building in an environment where you rely on others, hold others accountable, and providing peer-to-peer feedback.

Camp Fire expects LITs to be eager learners who are willing to participate in a focused, caring, and impactful way. You should expect to be challenged, to stretch comfort zones, and to act as positive role models for campers, exemplifying the Camp Fire Promise, Vision, Mission and Values.

Eligibility:  LIT candidates must be 16 or 17 years old by July 6th.

Application Process:

Click here to learn about 21st Century Skills
Click here to explore Growth Mindset

Additional Details:

  • LITs, as campers, will be supervised. Camp leadership staff will be assigned to oversee the LIT program, and will coordinate LIT assignments through the camp community, and act as their liaison with counselors.
  • LITs must complete a health history form that will be made available to them.
  • LITs may be transported during camp sessions only in Camp Fire-approved vehicles, with approved drivers.
  • Failure to follow policies and procedures, including acting as an appropriate role model, will result in their removal from the program, with the parent/guardian responsible for transportation of camper from the camp or council property.