LIT

Leaders in Training ( L I T )

Welcome to Camp

Hello Everyone!  My name is Lena Fagan-Nelson. I am the new Leaders in Training Camp Director for the summer of 2019! This year will be my 5th year working with the Westfield YMCA summer camp and I am I super excited about it. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and I look forward to help shape strong leaders of our future while giving them a fun summer to remember.

Welcome to Leaders in Training camp!  Leaders in Training Camp is for campers entering grades 6-8 where our staff will be providing an engaging, learning and fun atmosphere for each camper. We will be working on effective problem solving, proper communication with ourselves and others, self-awareness, self-growth and how to be positive effective leaders to our society.

Our camp combines elements through work and play to bring out the leader within each camper.  Topics discussed throughout camp will include effective communication, active listening, trust & self-esteem, stress management, personal responsibility & accountability, respect, and teamwork.  Each day will include leadership/character building activities, swimming & fitness, cooperative games, and reflection on the days’ activities.  The ultimate goal is to prepare campers to be Counselors in Training and future community leaders.

What to Bring

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays:   Swimming Suit, Towel, and any change of clothes, if needed, for swimming and/or Fitness Express.  *If you have questions about your child swimming or would like to have extra instruction during swim time we are open to talk about providing that for your child.  Appropriate shoes such as sneakers are recommended as some of our activities will be physical. Sneakers must be worn for the climbing wall and fitness express center.

Pack a peanut/tree nut free snack and lunch. Lunch will be after changing from swim/fitness, either at the field on Elm Street (weather permitting) or Bauer.

General Schedule

Drop Off – 8:30-9:00am –  Bauer Family Branch –  Please fill out paperwork (permission slips) and hand it on the first day of camp.

Pick Up – 4:15- 4:30pm – Bauer Family Branch –  Campers may walk home if permission slips are on file.

The mornings will focus on Teambuilding activities and games while the afternoon will be centered on Leadership skills. These will be demonstrated through games (physical and non- physical) and lessons. There will be options to go to  the Fitness Express Center or Rock climbing wall for our campers alongside swimming, so a choice of what activity in campers would like to participate in will be available.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: We will leave Bauer at 10:30 am to walk to the Main Y for changing for Swimming or Fitness Express Center 11:15 am -12 pm. Everyone swims on Mondays. Campers will sign up on Mondays for their choice for Swimming or Fitness Express Center. *If you have questions about your child swimming or would like to have extra instruction during swim time we are open to talk about providing that for your child.

Each Friday, campers will have the option of going down town to buy their lunch. Campers are not required and are still able to bring their own lunch. The camp will still eat together at the previously listed locations.

Please wear your camp shirt on Thursdays for Trip Day. If your child has not received a shirt, one will be given on Thursday.

Week 1:  6.27 – Jenkinson

Week 2:  7.3 – Field Day ** Camp will be closed Thursday the 4th of July this year! Instead we will have a Field Day on July 3rd.  **

Week 3:   7.11 – Sea Girt Marsh

Week 4:  7.18 – Spider Man Far from home

Week 5: 7.25 – Someone comes in

Week 6: 8.1 – Camel Beach

Week 7:  8.8 – Dave & Busters

Week 8:  8.15 -Jersey Lanes

Week 9:  8.22 – Yestercades

Each Friday, campers will have the option of going down town to buy their lunch. Campers are not required and are able to bring their own lunch. The camp will still eat together at the previously listed locations.