The JLs, or Junior Leaders, are campers who are 16 years old and entering their junior year of high school. The JL program takes the leadership lessons learned in LIT to help develop the camper into a prospective staff member. JL’s learn camp operation by working with younger campers. They have the opportunity to take on a bigger leadership role during their camp session, spending one week shadowing cabin leaders and will achieve a greater sense of “team” with their JL family. JLs are evaluated on their performance and are encouraged to keep their leadership skills sharp through multiple volunteer opportunities throughout the rest of the year. Once completed, the camper becomes an eligible candidate for employment the following summer. While JL is not required to become a staff member, the experience gained in the program provides them an inside track on our camp operation and expectations.