The Leaders in Training program, or LIT for short, is a part of the Leadership Development Program at Camp Edwards. The LITs spend two weeks living in Runge Lodge and spend one night on a camp out at a nearby state park. We recommend for campers to go through the LIT program before the JL (Junior Leader) Program, because skills built in the LIT program will benefit them greatly. Those who are 15-16 are eligible to enter into the program.
The Leaders In Training Program is the first program in the Leadership Development Programs, here at Camp Edwards. The goal of the Leader in Training program is to craft leaders with the characters and virtues that have been stressed through the honors system at Camp Edwards. The Leaders in Training will be given the resources to learn patience, empathy & respect, stress management, communication skills, responsibility and how to be proactive, the overall goal of the program being leadership. By the end of the two weeks, we hope that you all will be able to take those leadership skills back into your communities and use them as future leaders at Camp Edwards.
Although the main focus of the LIT program is training participants to be leaders, we also want to stress fun and interaction with other campers as well! Besides team building and other leadership related activities, there will be time to test leadership skills with other campers around camp.
Important items to bring specifically for LIT:
- A waterproof watch
- Two plain white t shirts
- A notebook
- A folder
- Pens and Pencils
- A Bandana
- Khaki shorts/pants of appropriate length
- Sleeping bag (for the camping adventure!!)
- Girls: Please bring at least one one-piece swimsuit
- Closed toed shoes
- Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
- A positive attitude
- Crazy outfits for THE DANCE
- See Camp Edwards packing list for other necessities; Remember that you will be here for two weeks so pack accordingly. There will be NO opportunities to do laundry.