As our campers continue to grow, our Lonehollow Leadership program grows with them. By focusing on communication, teamwork, and character building with our teen campers, we hope to both help prepare them for life after high school and bring their Lonehollow experience full-circle. We want them to continue to advance in their camper career until they are guiding and leading our younger generation of campers. The outline below shows the path to leadership our teen campers take.
Lead Climbers (10th Graders)
At its core, the Lead Climber program is a two-night out-of-camp trip designed to promote campers’ potential by taking them out of their comfort zones and pushing them to create an environment supportive of teamwork and perseverance. Lead Climbers also participate in leadership training throughout each two-week session and have the unique opportunity to speak at Closing Ceremony.
Leader-In-Training (11th Graders)
As our oldest campers, LITs finish their time at camp still actively participating in the full crew experience. Campers not only participate in activities, but also assist in teaching them. Through a combination of activity assistance, camp jobs, and a special community service project, LITs have the opportunity to earn 35+ service hours over the course of each two-week session. In keeping with our full-circle concept, we want campers who complete the LIT program to become Lonehollow’s next generation of leaders.
Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T - 12th graders)
The CIT program at Lonehollow is designed for former campers entering their senior year of high school. Through the CIT program we allow former campers to complete the transition from camper to counselor that began in the LIT program. CIT’s are held to the same standards as Lonehollow Guides, participating in the complete application and interview process. While at camp, CITs live in a cabin with campers and teach activities during the day. All CIT positions are paid positions.