Camp Harbor View’s Leader-in-Training (LIT) program has been developed for former campers who are turning 15 years old before July 1st and would like to continue their relationship with Camp Harbor View during the summer and year-round, too. The LIT Program was born from the success, fun and energy of the summer camp. It provides the opportunity for campers to grow and develop into leaders in the community and helps prepare them for college. LITs become a part of the team responsible for running the upcoming summer camp. They are the backbone of the CHV community and support each other as well as the new campers.
Alumni campers are invited to fill out an application and join us at the camp for the LIT interviewing session during April vacation. We will talk about important life skills like writing resumes, interviewing, dressing for success, etc.
During the summer, the LIT program features two main components, including an education piece and on-the-job training. In addition to daily classroom time (75 minutes each day, alternating between math and English), LITs participate in regular field trips, meet weekly with staff to formulate goals and monitor their progress, and receive a stipend for their efforts in assisting the camp program. 17-year olds also complete two-week internships at locations throughout the city. Monthly meetings and regular check-ins throughout the school year help to further support their growth and success.
Campers who have attended Camp Harbor View in the past are eligible to apply for the Leader In Training program when they turn 15. The application process includes an interview for which there are mandatory preparation workshops over April vacation. Please contact the LIT Director, Al Simpson, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.