The Leaders In Training Program is a unique opportunity available at Summer@CA. The program was established in 2008 to provide leadership opportunities to volunteers, ages 14 and up, who were considered “too old to go to camp” but still looking for some experience working with children in a camp environment. The program accepts around 15 new candidates each summer season to participate in the program. The selection process includes activities designed to give each candidate an opportunity to lead and follow, work individually and in groups, express themselves through public speaking and creatively through art. Each candidate is given an opportunity to create a resume and many are called back for one on one interviews. Once Leaders In Training are accepted the program, each candidate is provided with over 15 hours of training to prepare them for the first day of camp!
Interested? All interested candidates must review the position requirements at the Position Description link above. Candidates must attend the workshop, “Discover the Volunteer in You” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11:00am-3:30pm, on the Cary Academy campus. Parents and interested candidates are required to attend an information meeting prior to the workshop at 10:00am on March 18, 2017. This workshop is the first phase of the application process which will be followed by a scheduled interview and selections made the week of April 17, 2017.
“This year was my first year working as an LIT at Summer Programs. It really made my summer awesome and I loved working there, but I have noticed some differences in myself since I finished. I’m more outgoing now, I feel more confident, and I really try to step outside of my comfort zone more. I think all of these changes were due to the help I received from everyone at Summer Programs; especially the kids. I’ve branched out and become friends with more people, I’ve done clubs and other activities that I never would have done without Summer Programs, and I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to work there.”Ben H.
“It’s given me the chance to take control of myself and my schedule without the help of my parents, which is a great skill to learn to become less dependent on your parents while still in high school. I also loved the opportunity to meet and work with all kinds of people: kids, adults and coworkers. I was able to learn how to deal with these kinds of people before going out into the real world (college).”Julia G.
“The LIT program is a great for teenagers who are looking for their first job. You can benefit from the program with meeting new people, gaining work experience, and improving your leadership skills”Ryan J.