Summer Options

Jr. Rec leaders - Recreation job pipeline Program

Entering Grades 9th-12th 

This program, formerly called Leaders in Training (LITs) is designed for teens ready to take on responsibility and learn skills that may help them land that first job. Jr. Rec Leaders will spend their time learning vocational skills, job etiquette and child development. They will participate in team builders and get hands-on experience assisting throughout the camp day at both Classic and Specialty Camps. Participants will have real-life professional expectations and responsibilities. Daily punctual attendance is required, arriving ready to learn and assist. Site locations and weekly schedules will be emailed the Friday before.

  • Week 3 – Classroom sessions will focus on the basics of working in Childcare. Topics will include (but not limited to): behavior, safety, dress code, professionalism, working with different age groups, working as part of a team, and more. 
  • Week 4 – Monday will be an all day certification training day with the American Red Cross in Babysitting & Child Care Preparation. At the completion of the course, the  Red Cross will issue certificates. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday Jr. Rec Leaders will assist at their assigned summer camps. 
  • Week 5 – Classroom sessions will focus on job preparedness including (but not limited to): how to create a work card/weekly plan, how to lead group games/activities, and how to adjust when things don’t go to plan. 
  • Week 6 – Classroom sessions will focus on branching out from their comfort zones, trying new projects & activities that help round out their skill sets, and build their voice and confidence in being a leader. 
  • Week 7 – Classroom sessions will focus on resume building, interview skills, and what high school students can do now to build their “employability” and “competitiveness“.

Camp Ravencliff: Teen leadership Program

Entering Grades 10th-12th - more information about Camp Ravencliff available at 

EC Camp Ravencliff's Teen Leadership Program offers students entering grades 10-12 a unique experience to foster professional development while still enjoying everything Camp Ravencliff has to offer. Teens selected for each programs will be role models for campers, work together with their peers, and receive support and personal development from camp staff.

Limited space is available in the teen program. Those who are interested in the program will complete an online interest form. A Director will be in touch to schedule an in-person group interview. All teens will need to participate in the interview process. Previous participation in the Teen Program does not guarantee acceptance. 


Counselors in Training (CIT's) will be assigned to a cabin and assist the lead counselor in all aspects of cabin life. These teens should be those who aspire to be counselors one day, who enjoy hands on activities with younger youth, and who are excited to try their hand at leading groups in activities, songs, skits, etc. 


Teens in Leadership Training (TILTs) help to facilitate different camp areas from daily activities, to mealtime, to campfire and more. They assist during activity periods in leading games, sports, crafts, etc. TILTs also help out around camp with special projects, led by their Director.