Senior Leader In Training (Sr. LIT) Program

An incredible leadership internship for high schoolers
(Entering Grades 9-12)

Welcome to our LIT program!

Working with children is one of the best ways to learn and practice leadership. Why? Because they’re pretty honest about what they like and how they feel. You’ll get very clear feedback about how well you are interacting with them. Also, you get to play with them inside and outside the classroom.

What you do

Your main role at camp is culture keeper–you embody the mindset that everyone at camp is a genius creator and interact with each based on that expectation. You also play and bond with the campers and collaborate with counselors to make camp an epic experience.

Possible Roles: 

  • Making LIT: Help students build life-size forts, backdrops, props and other epic creations 
  • Acting LIT: Help direct the student performance for your room and participate in counselor skits

What you learn

In addition to leadership skills you’ll learn the Stanford Design Thinking Process, an effective problem solving approach, as well as the Imagineerz Philosophy, an approach to reaching goals effectively.

Grow your skills

As an LIT, you’ll help counselors and campers. There is room for you to decide how you want to grow your leadership skills. Like being in front of a group? Focus on public speaking, teaching, and entertaining. Prefer to work more individually? Work on coaching campers through obstacles and celebrating i-can moments.

Logistics

Hours: 8am – 3:30pm

  • Checkin at 8am 
  • Can checkout anytime between 3.30pm and 6pm 
  • Earlier start on Monday, arrive by 7:30am

Cost: $0/week (Can earn community service hours)

Locations: 

  • Palo Alto: Fairmeadow Elementary School (500 E Meadow Dr.) 
  • Mountain View/Los Altos: St. Nicholas School (12816 El Monte Rd.) 
  • Cupertino: Bethel School (10181 Finch Ave.) 

Commitment:

Camp: 2 or more weeks at any location(s) between June 10th-Aug 12th

Pre-camp:

  • 2-3 Hours of self-study
  • Team dinner: Friday, May 31st 2019, 5PM-8PM
  • Training: Saturday, June 8th 2019
  • Setup Day: TBD

Post-Camp: One day of post-camp reflection and celebration (August)

 

Note: Spots are extremely limited and spots will fill up quickly.