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Teen Leadership Programs

Teen Leadership Programs

TEEN LEADER REUNION - February 21-23, 2020

Miss your camp friends so much that you can't wait to see them again!? This is your chance! Reunite, relax and come to camp's ONLY winter program this February. If you participated in WILD, LEAD I or LEAD II last summer, then you are eligible to register for this exciting teen leadership weekend.

We will be staying in heated lodges at camp, enjoying the wintery weather and enjoying the great company. We do some professional development workshops, drink hot cocoa and it's also a chance to do your CIT or JC interview in-person with the Camp Director.

Arrival begins anytime after 5:00PM on Friday and pick-up is at 2:00PM on Sunday. There is flexibility with times and campers will have access to the office should they have homework that needs doing.

Register online through your camper account. The fee for the weekend is $250 and includes lodging, food and activities.

W.I.L.D. Camp (rising 9th, 10th and 11 graders)

Get ready to be wild! Join us for this action-packed two-week session of high adventure and lifelong friendships. We've taken Wilderness, Inclusion, Leadership and Development to the max to help shape more confident and capable teenagers. Campers will experience our popular adventure activities with a whole new spin as we bike, climb, paddle and hike our way around the Berkshire Mountains. W.I.L.D. camp culminates in a 4-night backpacking trip where campers will hike, camp and grow together as they bond over campfire meals and starry nights. There are only 8 spots, so don't miss out!

*This program can be joined with a LEAD or CIT session.

L.E.A.D. Experience

L.E.A.D. is a TWO-WEEK EXPERIENCE that involves a significant amount of individual and group leadership programming for teenage campers, as well as the fun of traditional camp. Campers participate in community service, professional leadership development. LEAD stands for Learn, Experience, Act and Develop. There are no prerequisites for the LEAD program, campers must be at least rising 10th grade and campers can register for this program online. There are a limited amount of spots for LEAD, so make sure to register early!

C.I.T. - Counselor In Training

C.I.T. (Counselor In Training) is a FOUR-WEEK EXPERIENCE for campers who have successfully completed their LEAD program and are looking for the next step towards becoming a counselor at camp. CIT is an application-based program and applicants must be at least rising 11th graders to apply. The first two weeks of CIT are spent as a group, further developing leadership skills and working on a community service project. The second two weeks are spent learning to assist and shadow activities and completing an in-tent experience, living with younger resident campers as an assistant to an experienced, adult counselor. Only graduates of the CIT program are eligible to apply for a Junior Counselor position. You do not have to have completed the LEAD specialty camp to be eligible for CIT, however applicants who have will be considered above applicants who have not.


How to Apply for CIT

Our CIT program is selective and application-based. CIT is designed around the camper who truly wants to develop their “leader within”, as well as filling an increasingly important role as a leader in our Camp Family. For those that desire these goals, the CIT program can be a significant milestone on the path from camper to young adult.

  1. Complete the online application form. Remember, you are APPLYING for this program and your spot is not guaranteed until you are accepted. As part of the application, you will be asked to include contact information for at least two references. They will be sent an online reference form to fill out. We can not consider your application until both reference letters are filled out and returned. 
  2. CIT applications are due by January 1. If we receive your application after the due date and there are still spaces available, your application may be considered on a rolling basis.
  3. Once your application is received you will be contacted regarding a short 30-minute interview with the Camp Director. Once your application, references and interview are complete, we will let you know of our acceptance decision and help you get registered.

Online LEAD Application

If you have further questions, you may contact campdirector@campsloane.org or call (860) 435-2557.