The Leader in Training (LIT) program is designed to grow and develop leadership and life skills that can be applied in many different settings. During the camp session, LITs will assist the counselors with daily activities, provide support for younger campers, help facilitate camper activities and participate in LIT-only programming. LITs are transitioning out of the camper role with increased responsibilities under the supervision of counselors and camp staff.
LIT Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
- Former Children's Healthcare of Atlanta camper for one or more years
- Articulate the benefits of the camp experience
- Age 16 or 17
- Possess mental and physical ability to maintain independent and consistent supervision of campers
- Have mental, visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activities of camp program
- Demonstrate the ability to be a positive member of the volunteer team
- Demonstrate flexibility in a changing environment
LITs will be expected to:
- Attend Leader in Training orientation session prior to camp
- Commit to participating the entire week of camp
- Be a positive leader and role model for all campers
- Be prompt at all times
- Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Use appropriate language and behavior at all times
- Dress in appropriate attire
- Treat campers, volunteers and staff in a professional and respectful manner
- Keep all medical and personal information concerning campers confidential
- Be open to learning from the staff and volunteers
- Be a helpful team member for the counselors and fellow LITs
- Comply with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta policies and procedures, as outlined in the Leader in Training manual
Duties and responsibilities of Leaders in Training:
- Help provide general supervision of campers
- Help maintain a clean and safe camp environment
- Help guide activities and keep the campers engaged
- Work with counselors to provide age-appropriate activities in designated areas
- Provide support and encouragement to campers
- Design and direct an evening program at camp with other LITs, guided by camp and program staff
- Assist in the dining hall during mealtimes
- Communicate daily with counselors about needs, activities and issues of concern
- Discuss any problems, concerns or suggestions with camp and program staff
- Work with counselors and other staff members as a team
- Perform other tasks as requested by camp staff and volunteers
- Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2016.
- Leaders in Training are expected to complete the LIT portion of the electronic application independently and provide professional references upon application.
- A Leader In Training Assessment Day will take place at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (date to be determined).
- Acceptance as a Leader in Training will be determined by May 1.
- Once selected, all Leaders in Training are required to attend orientation (date and location to be determined).
- Fee: Camp Courage asks for a donation of $100; however, Children's wants every child to be able to attend. If the suggested donation for camp is an issue, please indicate on your application that you are interested in a scholarship. The cost to Children's and Camp Twin Lakes to send a child to camp is approximately $1,000. Additional donations are always welcome.