Leaders in Training Program, Ages 13-14


Leaders in Training Program: Ages 13-14

The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is an opportunity for young people to continue to stay involved in camp as they get older and to help them build the skills they need to become a Junior Counselor while also participating in camp activities. Campers in the LIT program will participate in positive youth development and team building activities throughout the day while exploring the Long Island Sound both on land and on the water. The LIT program is unique because each program will vary based on participants interests. Campers will have the opportunity to sail, kayak, shadow a Junior Counselor, and act as a helper to Environmental Educators and Sailing Instructors. *We recommend campers sign up for two weeks of LIT camp to gain more leadership skills.


Program Dates:
Sessions Run 9am - 3pm

June 25- 29 | July 2 - 6* | July 9 - 13 | July 16 - 20 | July 23 - 27 | July 30 - Aug. 3 | Aug. 6 - 10 | Aug. 13 - 17 *no camp on July 4th 
Aftercare | 3-5pm all sessions
Campers can sign up for a maximum of two weeks of camp. We encourage sailing campers to register for two full weeks of camp to gain more sailing experience.

Program Fees:

$350/per one-week session
Aftercare $75/week

A Typical Day at Camp in the Sailing Program:

8:45 - 9amArrivalCampers sign in and meet with their Counselors in small groups.
9 - 9:15amSmall GroupsCampers meet with their Counselor and camp group for check ins and small group games.
9:15 - 9:30amMorning MeetingMorning meeting is for the entire camp to get together to sing silly songs, listen to camp announcements, and play group games to start off the day.
9:30 - 10:30amActivity 1: ShoreHabitats: Campers learn a habitat chant and song. They discuss different habitats that they will be exploring later in the morning and play a habitat game (sample).
10:30 - 11:30amActivity 2: ShoreCampers head to the preserve for a habitat scavenger hunt and some free Explore time (sample).
11:30 - 12pmLunchCampers bring their lunch or participate in the New Haven Meals program for lunch and have some free play time.
12 - 1pmWater Orientation and Sailing InstructionCampers review camp safety policies and learn sailing skills and techniques on land to help them in the water.
1 - 2:30pmSailingCampers gear up and get on the water!
2:30 - 2:45pmDebrief the DayCampers debrief their day in small groups by participating in reflection activities and games.
2:45 - 3pmPick up/DismissalParents/Guardians sign out their campers.

Please note that inclement weather may interrupt the sailing schedule. We always prioritize safety and will closely monitor wind and weather conditions.