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Leadership Programs

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)
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Leadership Programs at Day Camps

LEAD - Grades 9 and up - Two weeks
Leadership, Education, Adventure, and Development. Develop basic leadership skills while also enjoying the thrills of camp during this two-week program. In addition to focusing on teamwork, skill-building, leadership skills, and practicing being role models, girls will enjoy the fun camp has to offer. The campers in this program will have an opportunity to design a camp program and plan a camp event. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait! No application required.


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood





LEAD 2 - Grades 10 and up - Two weeks
Continue on the camp leadership track! After successful completion of the LEAD program, girls can apply to this two-week advanced leadership program. In addition to leadership development, girls will enjoy the fun camp has to offer. The LEAD 2s will focus on building their skills by working with units and leading programs. Successful completion of LEAD or similar program and separate application are required. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Click here for an application.


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood





Apprentice - Grades 11 and 12 - Four to six weeks
Warm up your vocal cords for leading those silly camp songs, practice starting gimp, and encourage girls to try again. You have a chance to shine as younger campers look up to you as a role model. If accepted into this program you will be assigned to assist a unit of campers or a program area. Successful completion of at least one session of LEAD, LEAD 2, or a leadership program at another camp, application, and interview are required. Acceptance is not guaranteed and a pre-camp orientation is required. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Click here for an application.


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood







Leadership Programs at Resident Camps


Leadership Development - Grades 9 and up- Two Weeks
Girls who are ready to begin developing basic leadership skills while also enjoying the thrills of camp will find themselves at home in this two-week program. In addition to focusing on teamwork and leadership skills, girls will enjoy traditional camp fun. Participants in this program will have an opportunity to design a camp program, plan a camp event, and participate in a camp service project. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait! No application required.

Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails





Counselor In Training - Grades 10 and up - Four weeks
Observe and learn the supervision techniques of a variety of camp activities and enjoy special time with other leadership girls. This four-week Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program will concentrate on leadership training, basic camp management, child development, program design, and being role models. The CIT program also includes elements of the traditional camp experience and opportunities to work directly with younger campers. Our CITs grow as they gain confidence and independence while taking charge of their own camp experience. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait! CITs will go home for a short break the weekend between the two sessions. No application required.



Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails





Counselor In Training 2 - Grades 11 and up - Six weeks
Continue on the camp leadership track! After successful completion of the CIT program, girls can apply to this six-week advanced leadership program. Expand your knowledge of basic camp management, child development, program design, and being role models. In addition to the focus on leadership development, girls will enjoy the fun camp has to offer, teach some activities, continue to gain self confidence, and make new friends. The CIT 2s will have an opportunity to develop, write, and deliver camp programs and all camp activities, plus plan and complete a camp service project. CITs will gain hands-on experience by shadowing members of camp staff and being assigned to assist in younger girl units. CIT 2s will also enjoy time with the CIT 1s, with formal and informal opportunities to share their knowledge as well as participate in daily reflections as a whole group. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. Acceptance is not guaranteed. CITs will go home for a short break the weekends between the three sessions. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Click here for an application.


Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails





Counselor In Training 2 with Water Safety - Grades 11 and up- Six weeks
If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard and have strong swimming skills, you can take the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course as part of this program. You’ll be able to apply to be an aquatics specialist at camp in the future and also apply to be a lifeguard at other facilities. All this in addition to the core six-week CIT 2 program. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. Acceptance is not guaranteed. CITs will go home for a short break the weekends between the three sessions. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Click here for an application.


Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails





Wrangler In Training - Grades 11 and up- Six weeks
WIT is an advanced leadership program concentrating on horse handling skills, barn management, child development, and program design. Continue your development as a role model preparing for the next logical step – being a future camp staff member! Successful completion of CIT or similar program and an application and interview are required. Some riding experience required but this program offers limited riding time. Acceptance is not guaranteed. WITs will go home for a short break the weekends between the three sessions. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Click here for an application.


Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails






Apprentice - Grades 11 and 12 - Four to six weeks
Warm up your vocal cords for leading those silly camp songs, practice starting gimp, and encourage girls to try again. You have a chance to shine as younger campers look up to you as a role model. If accepted into this program you will be assigned to assist a unit of campers or a program area. Successful completion of at least one session of LEAD, LEAD 2, or a leadership program at another camp, application, and interview are required. Acceptance is not guaranteed and a pre-camp orientation is required. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Click here for an application.

 

Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails

 


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