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Leaders in Training

Become a Leader

Is your teenager looking for an exceptional summer experience? Our Leader-In-Training (LIT) program offers a unique opportunity for 14-17 year olds to develop their leadership skills, all while sharing their experience and enthusiasm with the next generation of campers. Those accepted into the program will be able to interact with children, lead activities, pursue their passions, and enjoy time at Greenacres. LITs are required to volunteer for two weeks of camp during our camp sessions which run from June through August.

2022 Applications
We will be accepting applications for Leaders-in-Training from March 28 through May 27. Please join our mailing list for updates about the program.
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Ideal Candidates

Leaders in Training is the perfect opportunity for teenagers looking to explore their interests in arts, agriculture, the environment, and teaching. Greenacres provides a place where they can gain hands-on experience while working and learning directly with our full-time educators. The ideal candidate is a teenager who is motivated and loves working with children.

FAQ

Do I have to participate all summer?

No, we only ask for a two week time commitment from our Leaders-in-Training. These DO NOT have to be consecutive weeks. Camps run from June 13th through August 5th.

Will I need training?

For accepted applicants there is a MANDATORY half-day group training session that covers program basics. The 2022 date is June 4th, 9am-12pm.

Do I have to have been a camper at Greenacres in the past?

No the program is open to all teenagers between 14 and 17 who are interested.

What ages can participate?

We accept candidates between 14 and 17 years old at the time of camp starting.

Can I get service hours with this program?

Leaders-in-Training may fulfill school service hour/volunteer requirements. Please contact your school and our program managers for details about whether or not this program would meet your requirements.

Do I need any special equipment or clothing to participate?

Greenacres will provide any materials related to the camps in which you are a participant. Once your application has been accepted, participants will go through an orientation that will explain the best way to dress for camp. All LITs will receive a Greenacres camp t-shirt.

How do I apply?

If you join our mailing list, we will email you when applications open. Applications will be accepted for Summer 2022 from March 28th – May 27th.

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Program Managers

Mary Gordon and Emily Pickett

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