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Upon acceptance into a leadership program, a Summer Camp Registration Form, with appropriate fees, must be sent to the Registration Department at GSOFCT. Not all programs require an application but a Camp Registration Form is required for each session. Financial aid is available.

Space is limited for leadership programs. The first round of selections is made April 1. Selections continue to be made monthly until May 31 OR until positions are filled. A girl not accepted is welcome to attend camp in any open program at the regular fee. Leadership programs are not available at all camps. Please see individual camp links for sessions available and cost (if applicable)

Check out the descriptions from Summer 2014 below. Updated descriptions available soon!

Leadership Programs at Day Camps

LEAD - Grades 9 & Up
Training, skill building, and practicing being positive role models are the foundations of our long-standing program. Girls will have time each day to swim and participate in a camp activity of their choice. This entry-level leadership program does not require an application.

LEAD 2 - Grades 10 & Up
Girls who have completed at least one session of LEAD may apply for LEAD 2. Acceptance is not guaranteed. After a day of reviewing the LEAD curriculum, they will focus on building their skills in all areas of camp program. During the second and third weeks, they will be assigned to units or activity areas for part of each day to practice their skills.

Apprentice - Grades 11 & Up
Girls may apply to be an Apprentice at camp if they have successfully completed at least one session of LEAD and/or LEAD 2. This is the perfect way for girls to see what working at a camp would be like and to show us that they will be great camp counselors. Girls will be assigned to units of campers or assist in program areas. Successful participation in leadership programs at other camps will be considered. Acceptance is not guaranteed. Pre-camp orientation required. There is no fee for this program.

Leadership Programs at Resident Camps
Leader In Training - Age 12-14
This leadership program allows girls to spend half of their time as a camper enjoying all activities at camp and the other half working on group dynamics and role-modeling for our younger campers. Application not required.

Counselor In Training - Ages 15 & Up
Focus is on leadership skills and working with younger campers in activity areas. Girls will learn how to lead programs and shadow staff in a variety of areas of camp. Service to camp, teambuilding games, and lifeguard training may be included. Application not required.

Counselor In Training 2
- Ages 16 & Up
Focus is on building skills in preparation to be a counselor at resident camp, developing and delivering program, and assisting in all areas of camp. Extra time will be spent in the candidate’s area of interest (boating, arts, sports, etc.). Successful completion of a Counselor In Training program at the same, or at another camp is a prerequisite. Application and an interview with the camp director required. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Horse and Rider - Grades 7-12
Four week equestrian leadership program with riding (eight rides) along with general camp program.

Wrangler In Training - Ages 16 & Up
Focus is on barn management and working with younger campers. There will be plenty of time to teach, lead, and learn. Riding time is not guaranteed. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

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