Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) - Entering 9th Grade

Making the transition from camper to leader!

Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) is a hybrid program that provides both a great travel camp experience and valuable hands-on leadership instruction needed to be a successful summer camp counselor.

H e r e ’ s  t h e  L E A D  o n  t h e  p r o g r a m . . .

  • L.I.T.s will alternate their weeks in summer camp between being a counselor intern (specific group and specialty) and as a travel camper which includes one extended (4 nights/5 days) overnight trip per 4 week session.

  • In summer 2015, L.I.T. campers will look forward to:
    Week 3 ( July 13 – July 17 ) New England - kayaking, fishing, candlepin bowling, Fenway Park
    Week 6 (August 3 – August 7) North Carolina - Bryce Mountain Resort, Natural Bridge, Smoky Mountains National Park

  • In counselor internships, L.I.T.s work independently and as part of a leadership group honing communication skills, developing trust and engaging in creative thinking with professional speakers and facilitators.

  • L.I.T.s successfully completing at least one 4-week session of the program have first priority to work at Camp Yachad the following summer as a Counselor in Training (C.I.T.).

  • L.I.T.s will learn about games and activities that engage young campers; they will learn how to work with peers and supervisors, and they will learn leadership styles and approaches, time management, communication and organization skills.

  • Get this...lunch (when at the JCC), snacks and door-to-door transportation are all included.

Staff Detail

An adult Staff Unit Director and an Assistant Unit Director oversee L.I.T.s at the JCC. An additional staff member joins them for the extended overnights.

Give us a call!
If you have questions about any Camp Yachad programs, please give any one of us a call.  We are happy to help!
Michael Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer/Camp Co-Director, at x218 or mgoldstein@jccnj.org
Jodi Hotra, Camp Co-Director, at x235 or jhotra@jccnj.org
Mallory Zipkin, Associate Camp Director, at x240 or mzipkin@jccnj.org
Cathy Pizzella, Camp Administrative Director, at x209 or campyachad@jccnj.org 

Camp Yachad is available to JCC members! For more information about membership, contact Caren Goldberg at cgoldberg@jccnj.org.


Countdown 'til Camp

Upcoming Events and Dates

July 12, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
July 22, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 30, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 31, 2015 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
July 31, 2015 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
August 2, 2015 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
August 3, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 24 - September 2, 2015
September 10, 2015 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
September 13, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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