Leadership in Training Program (LIT)

Ready to find out what type of leader you can be?

The Tabor Summer Camp Leadership-In-Training (LIT) Program seeks returning and new campers who are interested in gaining leadership skills throughout the summer with hands-on experiences, course-work, and activity-based knowledge. This is a four summer program. Skills learned during the summer(s) as a LIT can be applied in any future endeavors where working with others is crucial. LITs must be able to reflect on their experiences throughout the summer and be willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone in order to learn what it means to follow and what it means to lead. Please read more on our LIT programs below, and note that both the day and residential programs are a 6 week commitment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants for the LIT program must have past camp experience (whether Tabor Summer Camp or another program) and be proficient in English (reading and writing).

LIT - 1 & 2

For campers entering 9th or 10th grade; ages 14 and 15 (age by start of the program); all returning and new (to Tabor Summer Camp) campers may register.

LIT 1 is for campers entering 9th grade and LIT 2 is for campers entering 10th grade. Leadership in Training (LIT) 1 & 2 focuses on team building and getting to know one’s self. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What makes a good follower/teammate? How do you learn the skills necessary to be a leader? Under the guidance of the LIT Coordinators, campers will understand how he/she functions on a daily basis and how to be a good follower. Engage in activities, trips, course work, community service, camp play, and group discussions led by our LIT Coordinators. Discover your strengths and areas that challenge you through smart feedback and emotional intelligence building. By learning how to follow, one can understand the role of a being good teammate, how it feels to be led by various leadership styles, and eventually, how one grows to be a leader. New and returning campers are invited to join.

LIT - 3 & 4

For campers entering 11th or 12th grade; ages 16 and 17 (age by start of the program); successful completion of LIT 2 program and acceptance by the Program Director are required in order to participate in the LIT 3 & 4 program.

Dive deeper into leadership and be prepared to lead other campers and LIT 1 and 2s. Examine the leadership skills you possess and the ones you need to build on. Learn how to publicly speak and find your own voice as well as examine the culture of Tabor Summer Camp and the values of the program. Adaptability and dependability become hallmarks of this group as they discover what areas of camp they excel at as well as learning the ins and outs of running a summer program.

Activities, trips, course work, community service, camp play, and leadership training remain a core part of their development. Working closely with Activity Heads, LIT 3 and 4s increase his or her responsibilities at major and minor activities throughout the summer and gain further understanding in their roles as leaders/followers in each area.

Applicants (the camper) first must complete an 'LIT Program Application' by clicking here and have successfully completed the LIT 2 program. Our campers that did not have the option to attend the LIT 1/2 program and now would like to participate in the LIT 3/4 program can also apply. Once the application is received it will be reviewed by the Program Director and parents will be notified regarding acceptance via email. We ask that parents please wait to register online until this process is complete. This process will not begin until camp registration opens.

Working at Tabor Summer Camp after the LIT Program: Successful completion of the LIT program does not guarantee employment at Tabor Summer Camp. Applicants must be high school graduates, college students, graduate students and teachers who LOVE working with children. It takes committed work and effort to create a memorable Tabor Summer Camp experience for our campers. Please click here to view the employment process.