The Leader in Training (LIT) Program is a mentorship program for high school aged campers that focuses on leadership development and prepares them for future jobs, whether as a counselor at Camp Backcountry or elsewhere. This program gives students training, mentorship, and real-life experiences to sharpen their organization, social, and responsibility skills, all while earning volunteer service hours.
Camp Backcountry prides itself in being an inclusive program that celebrates diversity and differences. Regardless of background or current school, teens from the region come together to spend their summer working and playing alongside each other in the wild.
LITs will be paired with a counselor-mentor upon arrival Monday morning, who they will learn from throughout the week. LITs will spend the week going on adventures with and assisting with one camp group, consisting of campers ages 7-8 or 9-10. LITs will participate in special activities, leadership training, and exclusive programming designed specifically for the teens.
LITs must commit to participating in a minimum of 2 weeks with the program. The teens may choose to work with our nature camps, horse camps, or art camps based upon their interests. The program is competitive and requires a Letter of Interest be submitted to the Camp Director. Students, not parents, are responsible for communicating with Camp Backcountry staff regarding the Leader in Training opportunity.