Leadership Development for Teens Ages 15-17


Do you have a special place in your heart for the magic of summer camp?

Do you value the growth, learning, traditions, and friendships that are crafted at camp?

Do you have an interest in leadership and a desire to develop those skills with younger and first-time campers?


If your answer is YES, then we invite you to apply to be a Leader in Training (LIT) for the summer of 2017!

The LIT program provides teens with a safe place to grow and discover the leadership side of themselves in the camp setting they already know and love.


What is a LIT?

LITs are teens that are 15, 16, or 17 years old who have been to camp with us at least once. Even though they’re too old for residential camp, they want to stay involved in camp life and help make sure camp stays awesome for the younger generation of campers.


We will be accepting 8-10 awesome candidates and preference will be given to returning LITs. There are two sessions of training offered, June 28th-30th & July 12th-14thFirst year LITs pay full price tuition for their session/s, while second and third year LITs pay just half price.

What are the benefits?

  • Valuable job experience in the field of outdoor education and recreation
  • The amazing experience of providing an outstanding experience for younger campers
  • 50% off Residential Camp for second and third year LITs
  • 10% off teen expeditions (attending as a camper) in their first year, 15% off in their second, 20% off in their third
  • 20% off all merchandise in the Camp Store

How does it work?

After being accepted, LITs will sign up for the week(s) of camp they would like to LIT for. First year LITs may choose any of our one-week residential camps and second & third year LITs may choose between one-week residential camp, multi-week residential camp, and one-week expeditions.


At the start of their session, the LIT will arrive before the campers to get settled, then greet the campers alongside the instructors. They will act as an assistant to the instructors by leading games during transition times and downtimes and by helping to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all campers. The LIT will also plan and lead games for Camp Olympics one evening during the session!


If the LIT would like to attend more than one session, their ability to return will be determined by their instructors based on their performance during the first session they attend.

I'm in! How do I sign up?

Awesome! You may begin the process by filling out your basic information on the right-hand side of this page.

  • We will send you the application via email.
  • We'll setup a phone/Skype interview, review your references, and check with your past instructors from previous years.
  • We will make a decision within two weeks of your phone interview an will be in contact following our decision.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected].

It is important that it is the LIT themselves who take the initiative to apply, fill out all the application materials, and ask any questions. All essay-style questions should be filled out in their own words.

Apply to be an LIT!


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Adventure Links Summer Camp Instructors
atc univetsity

What are the primary responsibilities?

  • Under the supervision of Adventure Links Lead Instructors, lead on-site activities for campers age 8 – 13
  • Provide supervision and guidance for campers throughout their camp experience.
  • Assist Instructors with camp preparation, facilitation,  and clean-up
  • Assist with facility maintenance as necessary
  • Specific responsibilities will be determined based on the specific camp session

Will there be any training?

Each LIT will attend a free 3-day training where they will learn how to work with homesick campers, group management techniques, and behavior management skills. They will have the hands-on opportunity to practice these skills by leading meal preparation and games with campers during training.