The LIT program is designed to begin the transition from camper to staff, as well as equip our future counselors with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful. The program includes weekly training sessions, opportunities to learn about all areas of camp, and practical work experiences. The goal of this program is to create a group of exceptional staff for the coming years of camp, as well as prepare the participants to take on leadership roles in the Jewish community at large. The LIT Program runs the whole nine weeks of camp and participating means committing to one entire week of camp (recommended minimum two week commitment), Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Acceptance to this program is limited, and is based on an application and interview process.
LIT I (entering 8th & 9th graders) cost: $200
LIT I is specifically designed to give young teens a great starting point on their leadership journey. LITs will have plenty of hands-on learning while also being exposed to child development, behavior management skills, and group dynamics. They will have the opportunity to bond with their peers as a group and also with campers that they will be working with daily. Participants will spend the majority of their day helping and shadowing counselors. There will also be some time built in for self-reflection and evaluation of their experiences.
There will be Basic First Aid training as part of the LIT I programs.
LIT II (entering 10th-12th graders) cost: FREE
LIT II builds on LIT I while also being an independent, stand-alone program. Teens will continue to develop leadership skills with more training in child development, behavior management skills, and group dynamics. They will also start to learn about program planning and implantation. In addition to shadowing counselors, LIT IIs will have more opportunities for leading activities with campers and play a more active role in camp by helping to plan special camp day events. There will still be time for peer bonding, self-reflection, and evaluation as part of the daily schedule.
There will be Basic First Aid training as part of the LIT II programs, with the possibility for CPR and AED training and certification.
Although L.I.T participants will be exposed to staff experiences and responsibilities, they are still considered campers. Therefore, all L.I.T applicants will need to fill out a JCAMP Camper application.