Leaders-In Training (LIT) is a new program that celebrated its first cohort in Summer 2019. LIT is a leadership program at Camp Alleghany for Girls for 16-year-olds and/or rising 11th graders .
The LIT program is designed to bridge the transition from camper to counselor at Camp Alleghany as well as to empower young women to practice life skills, jobs, and leadership in the nurturing camp environment.
During the LIT summer, the Leaders-in-Training practice performing counselor duties like supervising younger campers or leading and teaching a new camp activity. They give back to camp and the local community through service projects that they help design. And they experience multiple opportunities to step out of their comfort zone and become more resilient, confident young women through activities like group wilderness hikes, learning to change the oil in a car, or public speaking (among other things).
Throughout the summer, LITs are given several chances to work together as a team, advocate for themselves and others, and step up into leadership roles.
LITs can be returning campers or entirely new to ‘Ghany. While LITs are still participants in the camp setting and are supervised by their adult staff, the purpose of the program is to build a bridge between campers and counselors (or other work settings) and empower them as young leaders in and out of camp.
The LIT Program fosters growth in leadership and life skills as girls continue developing the independence and confidence to take on the challenges of their world, both now and in the future. And LITs experience the Camp Alleghany for Girls mission and belief through leadership activities involving:
- Public speaking opportunities
- Event, activity, and service project planning and organization
- Confidence-building through age-appropriate “you can do it” challenges
- Thoughtful service projects in and out of camp
- Group reflection sessions touching on natural curiosity and empathy
- Deep encounters in nature
- Personal goal setting and program support for those goals
- Opportunities for structured independence
Please follow one of the two buttons below, either for parent information or for prospective LIT participant information.