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Ages: 14–17 (at time of camp)

The Shaver’s Creek Summer Camps Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program provides high school students with an opportunity to develop and exercise their leadership skills while providing young campers with positive outdoor experiences. LITs spend their time at camp in a group of about 10 children ages 4–5 (Wee Wonderers), 6–11 (Discovery/Explorer), or 12–14 (Investigators) that is led by an adult naturalist. The role of an LIT is to support their naturalist by helping to manage the group and lead activities while developing leadership skills and serving as a positive role model for campers.

We are seeking responsible, enthusiastic, and energetic volunteers who value the impact and importance of connecting with the natural world. If you enjoy being outdoors and working with kids, are interested in challenging yourself and working toward personal goals, and want to support healthy relationships between people and the environment, the LIT program might be a great fit for you!

COVID-19 Information

In accordance with all University health and safety stipulations concerning Youth Programs, Shaver’s Creek has constructed a plan to keep everyone safe during summer camps. Please familiarize yourself with the plan’s practices

Application Information

No cost for accepted applicants

Dates (choose all that apply to your interest and availability):

June 22–25, 2021 (Discovery/Explorer)
June 22–25, 2021 (Investigators)
June 28–July 2, 2021 (Discovery/Explorer)
June 28–July 2, 2021 (Investigators)
July 13–16, 2021 (Discovery/Explorer)
July 13–16, 2021 (Investigators)
July 19–23, 2021 (Discovery/Explorer)
July 19–23, 2021 (Investigators)
July 27–30, 2021 (Discovery/Explorer)
July 27–30, 2021 (Investigators)
August 2–6, 2021 (Discovery/Explorer)
August 2–6, 2021 (Investigators)
August 11–13, 2021 (Wee Wonderers)

Registration is now open

Application is all online for the LIT program. It opens in March 1, 2021 and is due by March 31, 2021. If you do not receive an automatic, instant email confirming your application then it did not go through. Please try again before reaching out to Marie Taylor for assistance. Following application, candidates will schedule a phone conversation to take place beginning mid-March and offers will be made by the end of April. Please note that this is NOT a full summer commitment — LITs participate in one or more selected weeks of camp per summer based on availability and preference.

For more information:

Kayla “Acorn” Czekaj
LIT Coordinator
Phone: 814-863-8521