Leadership Development Program

The YMCA of Greater Boston Overnight Camps Leadership Development Program is an experience-based course for young adults to discover, practice, and hone their leadership potential in a variety of situations within the environment of North Woods and Pleasant Valley Camps.  The goal of the program is to train these young adults in their personal leadership style and other leadership skills to bring back to their various communities - hopefully including North Woods and Pleasant Valley Camps as our staff members - to better themselves and those around them.

Applicants are measured based on their application, evaluations from being a camper/LIT, references of community leaders and family, and interviews with the applicant themselves.  
These program are application-based and admission to the program is not guaranteed.

Leader-In-Training (LIT)

The LIT Program is the first year of a three year training program focused around the individual’s leadership ability, style, and progress over four weeks at Camp.  This program is a fee based program and will require you, once accepted, to complete a registration card. The focus in the first year of training is on creating an LIT team, teaching about community inclusion and fostering stewardship practices. Throughout the LIT program you engage in activities and discussions about types of leadership, communication styles and methods, service work, team-building and other leadership skills while still participating in camp activities. We accept 12-14 LIT's per four week session at North Woods & Pleasant Valley Camps.

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) 

The CIT 1 Program is a four week fee based program and is the second year of our leadership development program where our participants join us to study teaching styles and methods in activities as well as taking a lifeguard training course. CITs must be strong, independent, and focused on helping make a better community for all. With this they will gain valuable hands-on experience working with a youth, leading programs and activities, and working with fellow staff in program conception, creation, and execution. We accept 12-14 CIT 1's per four week session at North Woods & Pleasant Valley Camps.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

LIT Leader-In-Training Program: 15 years by Aug. 30th and completed 9th grade.
CIT
 Counselor-In-Training Program: 16 years by Aug. 30th and completed 10th grade.
DEADLINES

LIT Leader-In-Training Program: November 1st
Decisions by: December 1st CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 LEADER IN TRAINING APPLICATION

CIT  Counselor-In-Training Program: November 15th
Decisions by: December 15th CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 COUNSELOR IN TRAINING APPLICATION

 

APPLICATIONS: Please download, print, complete, and mail in your applications.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 LEADER IN TRAINING APPLICATION

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 COUNSELOR IN TRAINING APPLICATION

 

Mail to:
CAMPING SERVICES
Attn: LIT or CIT Applications

PO Box 10
Mirror Lake, NH 03853

 

Thank you and good luck!