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Leadership Training Program

Our Leadership Training (LTP) is an opportunity to develop girls’ leadership skills while having fun in the outdoors. These opportunities are a valuable foundation for future experiences both in and out of camp. Our focus will be on the exploration of what role a staff member has in developing camp programs and nurturing campers.  

If you are an Ambassador and want a chance to experience camp in a whole new light,  check out the below opportunities to have fun and learn how to be a spectacular staff member in the future.  Please note that each opportunity requires you to submit an application found below. Once your application is received, you will be sent an email, which you can then use to register for the CIT program.   

CIT 1 (Counselor in Training) (Grades 11-12) 

In CIT1, establish leadership and outdoor skills to learn the ropes of camp and working with children.  CIT1s will work as a team to discover each individual’s abilities as a leader, analyze campers and their needs, and experience the basics of camp life. CIT1s will have opportunities to lead activities, shadow counselors, and take a trip off site.  Once this level is complete girls that continue may choose either CIT2 or WIT (Wrangler in Training).  WIT is only available at Camp Crossed Arrows.   Prerequisite: Interest in leadership development and eventually becoming summer camp staff.    

CIT 2 (Grades 12-Entering College) 

In CIT2, develop leadership and outdoor skills to focus on the skills needed for working at camp and with children. CIT2s will develop techniques for teaching and listening, while working as a team with unit staff. CIT2s will have opportunities to attend mini staff training, be considered a Junior Counselor, and visit other camps including CCA.  Available at both Camp Cahinnio and Camp Crossed Arrows. Prerequisite: Successful completion of CIT 1 or its equivalent. Please contact the Camp Director for information on equivalent experience.   

WIT (Grades 12-Entering College) 

In the Wrangler in Training program, girls will learn to assist in carrying out camp equestrian program under the guidance of the riding director. WIT’s will improve teaching and leadership skills by practicing hands-on instruction to campers in horseback riding and horsemanship, both on and off the horse in mounted and ground activities and instruction relating to the equestrian program.  Available only at Camp Crossed Arrows. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Wrangler, Advanced Wrangler and CIT 1 or its equivalent. Please contact the Camp Director for information on equivalent experience. Candidates must be knowledgeable in horse handling and care and have proven experience in Western riding style.         

**Once your registration form and deposit are received a spot will be held until the timeframe established above.