LIT

Leaders in Training ( L I T )

Welcome to Camp

Welcome to Leaders in Training camp!  Leaders In Training Camp is for campers entering grades 6-8 and will have a new look this year with staff ready to provide an engaging, fun atmosphere for each camper.  We will all strive to show campers how to be receptive to their surroundings.  Awareness is essential for response and action, especially for effective communication.  Self-awareness is necessary for self-worth and personal change.

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.

Pack a peanut/tree nut free snack and lunch. Lunch will be after changing from swim/fitness, either at the field on Elm Street, Mindowaskin Park, (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. The afternoon will be centered on Leadership skills. These will be demonstrated through games (physical and non- physical) and lessons. We have added Fitness Express Center and Rock climbing activities for our campers alongside swimming so camper will have an option of what activity in which they would like to participate.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: We will leave Bauer at 10:40 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 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:  YESTERcade – walking downtown

Week 2:  Dorney Park

Week 3:   Movie – walking downtown – Jusassic World

Week 4:  Sea Girt Marsh

Week 5: Child’s Play Challenge Course

Week 6: Camel Beach

Week 7:  Dave & Busters

Week 8:  Jersey Lanes

Week 9:  Harlem Wizards

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.