Camp Korey’s Leader in Training (LIT) program is an opportunity for former campers between the ages of 16 and 18 to gain leadership experience. With hands-on training and supervision from our full-time staff, LITs have the chance to return to camp in a role that allows them to grow as mentors and future leaders.
The LIT program at Camp Korey is a popular and competitive program, and unfortunately we are not able to accept all former campers that apply.
Please contact us for more information about the application and interview process.
Residential Life Coordinator
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About the LIT Program
The mission of the Leader in Training Program at Camp Korey is to help former campers enhance their leadership, teamwork, communication, and decision making skills through participation in our alumni program.
Our vision is for LITs to build these leadership skills by participating in workshops, mentor relationships, and hands-on counseling experiences, all within the Camp Korey community—which is built on the foundation of Safety, Love, Respect, and Empowerment. We hope that participants become strong leaders not only at Camp Korey, but in their own communities.
Who are Camp Korey’s LITs?
Camp Korey LITs are former campers, between the ages of 16-18. LITs must participate in an application and interview process in order to be accepted into the LIT program. They participate in this process—much like what they will experience when applying for college or careers—with the unique support and guidance of the Camp Korey LIT Coordinator and other members of the Camp Program Team. The LIT application process in itself can be a great opportunity for learning and skill development for our former campers!
What does the LIT Application process entail?
In order to become an LIT, former campers should fill out an application, which can be found online or requested by phone or email. The application includes school and volunteer/work history, personal statement questions, references from teachers, coaches, or community members, and a creative questionnaire. Once we receive the application, the LIT Coordinator will schedule an interview with all applicants. This interview is an opportunity for applicants to explain why the want to return to Camp Korey as an LIT, and what they hope to gain from the experience. It is our hope to be able to invite all LIT applicants to participate in the program. However, this may not always be possible due to the number of applications received and spots available in the program each summer.
What does the LIT program look like?
Each LIT will participate in one session during the summer at Camp Korey. Throughout this week, LITs will take part in workshops specifically designed to teach leadership, communication, and teamwork skills, while encouraging participants to discover their personal strength as leaders. Additionally, LITs will have a hands-on leadership experience within the Camp Korey program. Guided by the LIT Coordinator, Camp Program staff, and LIT Mentors, LITs will take on new responsibilities, step into leadership roles, and become role models for Camp Korey campers.
Leadership Workshop curriculum may include:
- Components of a role-model: Whom do you look up to and why?
- Child Behavior support workshops
- Team-building exercises
- Communication: How do we communicate and why is it important?
- Decision-making skills workshops
- “I am a strong leader because…” (empowerment and self-confidence building workshop)