The Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program is designed for youth who will enter 9th and 10th grade in the Fall of 2019. This program is perfect for youth looking for a leadership development opportunity that also love working with children in a camp setting. L.I.T.s will spend their time participating in camp activities, leadership focused activities, provide service in our community, take part in field trips and assist counselors with a variety of responsibilities around camp. Fridays are our special events days, where each L.I.T. will assist a Traditional Camp group and co-lead games and special events. Due to program demand and availability, eligible campers must apply for the program and take part in a phone interview prior to acceptance. The following is a general idea of their daily schedule:
|8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Campers arrive|
|8:30 a.m.||Raise flag, songs and announcements|
|9:00 a.m.||Morning lesson, assist counselors with a.m. rotations or enjoy day trips focused on service, employment skill building or healthy fun designed for young teens.|
|12:00 p.m.||Bag lunch (from home) with their counselor mentor and group|
|1:00 p.m.||Enjoy afternoon activity choices|
|3:00 p.m.||Assist with snack provided by HPR/Assist counselors with small group activities/games and capers|
|3:45 p.m.||Large group games for L.I.T.s|
|4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Pick-up time|
*Extended hours are available in the morning, starting at 7:00 a.m. and in the evening, ending at 5:30 p.m.
Available sessions and fees available on the L.I.T. Fees page.
An important component of the L.I.T. program is our off-site overnight. The two-night off-site overnight will take place Wednesday, June 12th – Friday, June 14th. A second one-night overnight at HPR will take place Monday, July 29th.
HPR is closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th
“[My daughter] has had a fantastic summer at HPR. She is sad to see it coming to an end. You provide such a wonderful environment for the kids. The character-building, along with the pushing of personal limits and challenges that come along with camp have made a huge impact on her. Being an L.I.T. provided a great transition year for [her] – she sees herself more as a leader/helper now than as a child. I am not sure what her summer would have been like without HPR, but I know it was a lot more fun – and she is a better person for having been to HPR. We are glad you are here making such an impact on so many kids!”
– Parents of an L.I.T. campers returning for her 3rd year