The purpose of Camp Echo’s teen leadership programs is to provide leadership development to teens in a setting that promotes respect and caring for people. These programs provide specific opportunities for teens to discover their leadership style and practice sound judgment. In addition, all of our teen programs are designed to prepare the participant for future staffing opportunities at Echo.
CITs are also paired with a cabin to shadow staff and learn skills to become effective cabin counselors. They learn from cabin staff to support the physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing of the campers.
Participation in the LIT program is not required but is strongly recommended for CIT participants.
This is a two-session commitment (1&2, 3&4, 5&6), and SITs will live in cabins together for the first session. Their second session on camp, SITs will live in the staff quarters of Traditional Camp cabins and be seen as additional role models for campers (although they are not allowed to supervise as they are under 18).
This is a no fee program and camp will invest in the participants by providing CPR/First Aid and Lifeguarding courses.
Please note: Staff-In-Training registration will open on January 6, 2020. If you have questions about the registration process, please let us know!
Note for Returning Families: This program is an update to the Junior Support Staff position.