Campers In Leadership Training

For Summer 2021, we are not able to offer our CILT program due to Covid safety guidelines for our cohorts.

  • 9th and 10th graders are welcome to sign up to be part of oldest camper groups for junior high to enjoy camp activities and some leadership experience within the group.
  • We plan to return to our regular CILT program in Summer 2022.

The Roughing It "Campers In Leadership Training" Program (CILT) is a co-ed program for teens entering 9th or 10th grade.

CILTs Pose as a Group
Junior Counselors Pose Wearing PFDs
CILTS Pose with their Younger Buddies

Campers In Leadership Training (CILT) - A Leadership Program for 9th & 10th Graders

The CILT Program provides special training and hands-on leadership opportunities in different camp activities, with a variety of age groups. Our high school students gain leadership skills while also participating in many of the teen camper activities.

Each week CILTs get a chance to assist with a group of campers between 4 to 10 years of age. The counselors and staff give ongoing feedback and evaluate their progress.  In addition to leadership training, CILTs also enjoy fun camp activities with their own age group.

Leadership Opportunities for the Future

  • Build your resume with real life experiences
  • Gain experience working with children of all ages
  • Earn community service hours
  • Help make a difference
  • Become a Junior Counselor (teens entering grades 11 & 12) after successfully completing our CILT program

The Roughing It CILT Program Includes:

  • Hands-on Leadership Experience with younger Children and in Camp Activity Areas
  • Ongoing Evaluation & Recommendations
  • CILT Service Project & Special Event Planning
  • Leadership Training Curriculum & Qualification Card
  • 1st Year & 2nd Year CILT Tracks
  • Specialty Instruction Clinics at Waterfront, Swimming, and Riding
  • Opportunities to Earn Certifications in Program
  • Areas such as Certified Horseman Association, ARC Basic and Emergency Water Safety, and Instructors Aid
  • Train to Be a Junior Counselor