The Camp Sequoia Leaders In Training (LIT) program is an innovative, inquiry based, camper directed six week experience for 16 and 17 year olds. This program allows campers to work with their division head to craft both a traditional camp program as well as off-site community based options and a longer capstone trip as they build and refine skills that will serve them well in a post-secondary environment.
From navigating budgets with a local university professor to speaking with hiring managers in local and regional industries to interview practice and resume construction, our LIT's have a program with the depth and flexibility to truly prepare and empower them to be successful after high school. Each year, our Division Head screens applicants and together campers and staff design a curriculum and activities for the group.
As LIT's, we strive to develop the social skills not only to be able to communicate effectively and empathize with others, but to act as good role models in our community. We do service projects to help those in need throughout camp and help others in the community. In recent years, the group has done volunteer work at the local thrift store, SPCA, built a fence for a local non-profit campground, designed and budgeted for local excursions including rock climbing, 3-D movies, car shows, paintball (as examples).
Throughout the summer the LIT's have the opportunity both to mentor and be mentored as they develop their CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE. This experience, in which campers budget using a daily allowance, a trip of their design and work through logistics, risk management and support needs for their excursions. Recent trips with campers have included NYC and Lancaster, PA.
LIT's will have an opportunity to
- Build teamwork
- Discover mutual respect for peers
- Being a role model in the community
- Learn to communicate effectively
- In a structured environment explore post-secondary options