Teen/Leadership Opportunities

Just the Challenge your Teen Needs!

Give your teenager the experience that develops social and leadership skills, builds confidence, and offers an awesome, transformative adventure.

Teen Adventure Program

Two – week trip for campers entering grades 9 – 11

  • Adventure campers learn planning, safety and first aide, and cooperative living skills at Lake Nichecronk
  • Campers will embark on 3- or 4-day trips canoeing the Delaware River and hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Leader-in-Training

Two – week sessions for campers entering grade 10

The LIT program is the first step in Camp Speers YMCA’s progressive Counselor In Training program. In addition to participating in our unique outdoor recreation program, LIT campers will experience a number of camp related responsibilities including:

  • Working alongside camp staff
  • Assisting in running an all camp program
  • Working as a group to complete an on-site service project

Counselor-in-Training

Four – week sessions for campers entering grade 11

The Counselors-in-Training (CIT) program helps campers to assume more responsibility and maturity in beginning to develop the skills necessary to become a counselor. Each participant undergoes an interview process, requiring references, in order to participate. This interview and application process is designed solely to prepare and familiarize each CIT with the traditional hiring process.

Once CITs arrive at Camp, they receive leadership training and seminars, in-cabin teaching experiences with overnight and day campers, community service projects and some amazing off-camp trips.

CITs can expect to leave camp with experience leading groups, more self-confidence and independence, and a chance to be selected as a junior counselor for the following summer.