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Hopkinton Camps

In-Training Corps

The LIT and CIT program goals are for teens to develop leadership skills and work with younger campers while
experiencing what it’s like to work in the summer day camp environment.


Leader-In-Training  (LIT)

Entering Grades 7 & 8, Two Week Sessions

July 13 – July 24

July 27 – August 7

August 10 - August 21

The LIT (Leader-In-Training) program is designed to build leaders both at camp and within their community. At the core of the program is their own personal growth and development in leading others, learning different roles within a team, project planning, and communication with others. LITs will participate in a number of activities that are aimed at building their own unique leadership skills; team building, values sessions, positive role modeling and problem solving. They will be with our In-Training Corps Directors throughout their camp day for the two week session. LITs are not directly assigned to groups with other campers like CITs but will instead assist specialists in leading a few activities.   


Eligibility for LITs:

• Entering grades 7 and 8

Complete and submit an LIT Program Application

• Commit to the full two week program

• Have a desire to learn, grow and work together with others in a
   small teen community.



Entering Grades 9 & 10

Mandatory Training: June 22-26

Choose at least 4 of the 8 remaining weeks

CIT’s must attend a one-week training program the week of June 22 (required) with our In-Training Corps Directors. After the training week they will attend their selected 4+ weeks of camp in various roles: assisting counselors in camper groups, guiding campers in activities with the assistance of Activity Specialists, and other activities as assigned. The In-Training Corps Directors will connect with CITs throughout their summer giving guidance and feedback, written evaluations, and support. The valuable experience gained in the CIT program is often used on college entrance essays, for community service, and future employment in the community. Outstanding CITs may be selected by the Camp Director to return as Cadets once they are 15 years old and considered for employment as counselors once they turn 16.


Eligibility for CITs

• Complete and submit a CIT Program Application

• Complete an in-person interview

• Completing the LIT program is not required

• Commit to the full training (6/24– 6/28)

• Commit to at least 4 of the 8 remaining program weeks

• Have a strong desire to guide and be engaged with campers, act as
  a role model, and invested in leading others