Counselor or Leader in Training

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Leadership training, fun activities and trips for teens entering 8th and 9th grades.


Camp Discovery's Counselor/Leader in Training Camp offers our older campers opportunities to have fun at camp and also have an introduction to leadership skills and topics.  Each day LIT’s will have a recreational activity, one or two workshops on leadership skills, and work beside college-age counselors with campers to gain real life leadership experience. They will also participate in the theater program in developing skits and public speaking skills. Each session the LIT group plans and implements a field day, party or project for the campers. This project allows LITs to try out leadership roles, plan and implement projects, and work together with peers, staff, and campers to accomplish their goals. In addition each session the LIT’s will join Camp Discovery on two trips and take one trip on their own.

This program is ideally suited for older campers who have an interest in working with children. Leadership, team building, and project management skills gained will assist LITs in school and in many career areas.

Workshop topics include:

  • team building, organization tips & tricks, leadership qualities, group dynamics, and much more! 


Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn valuable skills for high-school, college and your future!  Have fun meeting new people and traveling to exciting locations in the NY/NJ metropolitan area!

Program I: July 2 to July 13

Program II: July 16 to July 27

Program III:July 30 to August 10

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Location:  Florham Campus - Madison, NJ and Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ

Days/Times: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM; Extended Care hours available if needed

Application and Cost Information:  This program is open to applicants entering 8th or 9th grades in the fall. Please call 201-692-6500 to register or visit our Registration and Fees page on this website.