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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 OR Boats and Boots) 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!

Registration Information

No cost for accepted applicants

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

June 16–20, 2020 (Discovery/Explorer)
June 16–20, 2020 (Boats and Boots)
June 22–27, 2020 (Discovery/Explorer)
June 22–27, 2020 (Boats and Boots)
June 29–July 4, 2020 (Discovery/Explorer)
June 29–July 4, 2020 (Boats and Boots)
July 14–18, 2020 (Discovery/Explorer)
July 14–18, 2020 (Boats and Boots)
July 20–25, 2020 (Discovery/Explorer)
July 20–25, 2020 (Investigators)
July 28–August 1, 2020 (Discovery/Explorer)
July 28–August 1, 2020 (Investigators)
August 5–7, 2020 (Wee Wonderers)

All programming cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Registration is due by March 1, 2020.

If you do not receive an automatic, instant email confirming your registration then the registration did not go through.  Please try again before reaching out to Marie Taylor for assistance. Following registration, candidates will schedule a phone conversation to take place in March and offers will be made by the middle 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