Leadership Training (LT) is a big step up from Senior Camper Year as it focuses specifically on character development through various leadership roles. These responsibilities come with many inherent challenges that stretch young leaders, providing meaningful opportunities for growth.
Each LT has the option to either go through the rigorous process of becoming a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard or earn community service hours. The lifeguard certification process includes a 32-hour course with training on CPR for the Professional Rescuer. LTs who successfully complete the course leave with the certifications and abilities to apply for lifeguarding jobs back home. Campers who instead choose to focus on community service are granted additional responsibilities around camp, such as the creation and teaching of their own activity to other campers. These LTs are awarded 32 community service hours at the end of their term.
No matter if an LT chooses to focus on lifeguard certification or community service in their activity time, all LTs work together in their various responsibilities around camp. LTs spend their days mentoring their cabin in the Adopt-a-Cabin program, taking lifeguard courses or doing community service,sorting and delivering mail, running and cleaning up the Oasis snack shack, assisting counselors as they teach activities, and helping our Leadership staff with evening program set-up and breakdown. It’s a lot, but the opportunities to make memories are truly endless.
The LT program brings in inspirational speakers who share information on preparing for college, goal-setting, healthy lifestyle guidelines, and the importance of faith in making major life decisions.