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Leadership Programs

Leadership Programs at Summer Camp
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.

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LEADership Development - Entering Grades 7 and 8 - Two Weeks

Leadership, Education, Adventure, and Development. Develop basic leadership skills. Girls in this program will have an opportunity to plan a camp event and participate in a camp service project. In addition to focusing on teamwork, skill-building, leadership skills, and practicing being role models, the program includes some of our traditional camp activities like boating, archery, crafts, and hiking.

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Counselor in Training - Entering Grades 9 and Up - Four Weeks

Start your camp leadership track with this four-week advanced leadership program. CITs will focus on building their skills by working with units and leading programs. Girls have a chance to shine as younger campers look up to them as a role models. In addition to leadership development, girls will enjoy the fun camp has to offer. Girls registered in Counselor in Training will be asked to participate in a pre-training event held in June. Information to follow. All resident campers will go home for a short break every two weeks.

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Counselor in Training 2 - Entering Grades 10 and Up - Six Weeks

Successful completion of CIT 1 is recommended. In CIT 2, observe and learn supervision techniques of a variety of camp activities. This program concentrates on leadership training, child development, programming, and being role models. The CIT 2 program includes elements of the traditional camp experience and opportunities to work directly with younger campers. Our CIT 2s grow as they gain confidence and independence. All resident campers will go home for a short break every two weeks.

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Counselor in Training 2 with Water Safety - Entering 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. Successful completion of CIT 1 is recommended. Upon successful completion of the lifeguard course and the counselor in training course, you can apply as a lifeguard at camp in the future or other facilities. All this in addition to the core six-week CIT 2 program. All resident campers will go home for a short break every two weeks.

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Counselor in Training 3 - Entering Grades 11 and Up - Six Weeks

After successful completion of the CIT 2 program, girls can apply to this six-week advanced leadership program. A separate application and interview are required and acceptance is not guaranteed. Expand your knowledge of child development, program design, and being role models. Teach activities, continue to gain self-confidence, and make new friends. CIT 3s gain hands-on experience shadowing members of camp staff and assisting and living in younger girl units. CIT 3s will also share their knowledge and participate in daily reflections as a whole group. All resident campers will go home for a short break every two weeks.

* CIT 3 is not eligible for Early Bird Discount

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Wrangler in Training - Entering 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 2 is recommended. Some riding experience required, but this program offers limited riding time.All resident campers will go home for a short break every two weeks.

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Camp CEO
Looking for a unique older girl experience? Girls age 14-17* can join us at Camp CEO where the fun of camp combines with creating your own vision as a future woman leader. Through innovative and interactive workshops and activities, you’ll discover how your dreams, passions, and skills can transform you into the successful woman you want to be. 

(Special thanks to the University of New Haven College of Arts & Sciences, Advanced TV Production class for producing this video!)


You will be assigned to your own CEO buddy, who is a prominent business leader.They will collaborate with you during this journey while enjoying all the fun activities that Camp Laurel has to offer - horseback riding, boating, swimming, and archery. (*Girls who are 18 and still in high school are also welcome).

Dates: Three days, two nights - June 28-30