Leader In Training

Ages: 12-15

Formerly our CIT Program, the goal of our LIT Program at Camp NAC is to provide participants with the tools they need to become a great leader. Each week, LITs will learn different leadership and life skills that will help them in the future. By spending a portion of their day assisting on of our counselors, they will develop leadership skills and act as a role model for younger campers. In the afternoons, LITs will participate in an instructional period where they will work on the weekly theme. LITs won’t miss out on any of the fun because they will still be playing games of their own, participating in team activities, and swimming in the outdoor pool complex! This program is ideal for teens who have a genuine interest in working with kids and learning how to be a role model and leader in the community.

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Below are the descriptions for each week of our 2017 LIT Camps:

A taste of our entire summer LIT program all in one week! Team Building on Monday, Leadership Tuesday, Money Management Wednesday, Cooking Thursday, and Games Galore Friday. This preview of the rest of your summer will be a great way to start.
Tackle big tasks with the help of teamwork! LITs will spend the week working together to solve fun challenges and puzzles. Learn how each team member can use his or her own skills to benefit the larger group.
This week is all about giving back to make a difference. At the beginning of the week, LITs will discuss what causes are important to them. LITs will learn the importance of volunteering and how they can help others through their service. 
Do you have what it takes to be a good leader? This week at camp, LITs will identify good leadership qualities and how to be a great role model. Practice different leadership strategies and see how to apply them in real life situations. By the end of the week, LITs will be ready to put what they learned into practice with the campers. (Note: No camp July 4th – discounted rate.) 
This week is all about games, games and more games! Each week, LITs spend part of their day working with younger campers. This week, we’re focusing on learning how to teach younger campers to play fun games, in addition to encouraging good sportsmanship. Prepare for a fun week ahead! 
Can you find your way around the kitchen? We’ll be covering the basics during this week of cooking camp, designed with teens in mind. Learn how to make balanced, nutritious meals that are sure to impress, without the help of Mom or Dad! This camp has a $35 material fee.
Junior lifeguarding involves a significant amount of physical activity, while building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. Throughout the week, campers will work together with lifeguards to learn the skills needed for entry into the Lifeguard Certification Program. LITs will not receive a certification in this camp. 
Campers will become Red Cross Babysitting Certified this week! Campers will leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for infants and children up to the age of 10, as well as to manage a babysitting business. This camp has a $30 certification fee.
LITs will learn basic first aid training and real life application of these skills. If you are looking to get First Aid and CPR certified for a future job, campers will learn the basic skills for success. LITs will not receive a certification in this camp.
Whether you’re looking to start your first job or save up for a big purchase, knowing how to be responsible with your money is very important. This week, LITs will learn the importance of saving, how to create a budget and more!

A sample schedule for LIT’s Babysitting themed week is below:

9:00-9:15 Check in & quick meeting for assignment
9:15 – 11:00 Observation & Interaction with Kids
11:00 – 11:20 Dodgeball
11:20 – 11:30 Change for Swimming
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 1:00 Swimming
1:00 – 1:10  Change from Swimming
1:10 – 2:00 Babysitting Lesson: LITs will collaborate on Babysitting topics, laid out in the American Red Cross Babysitting Guidebook.
2:00 – 3:00 Babysitting Games: LITs will brainstorm and play games that they can use while babysitting children of different ages.

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