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Teen Leadership at Camp Sweyolakan

A summer at Camp Sweyolakan is far more than going to camp. It’s an opportunity to positively impact kids and have summer fun in the process!

Camp Fire youth leaders develop strong character, life skills and values. They help kids understand the world around them and their impact on it. As campers learn to push themselves, they gain confidence, independence, leadership skills and a positive outlook. Summer camp teaches understanding, patience, responsibility and cooperation.

Here are the different Youth Leadership Opportunities available at Camp Sweyolakan:

Dishwashers & Buglers

How would you like to attend camp at no charge while building your leadership skills? Dishwashers and buglers are an essential part of making camp run and teens will grow through time management, responsibility and communication. Dishwashers and buglers must fulfill their duties but are free to participate in all other programming with their unit. Check out the Dishwasher Agreement or Bugler Agreement for more information.

Teen volunteers must be entering the 8th grade in the fall.

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Counselor in Training (CIT)

The Junior and Senior Youth Leadership Counselor in Training (CIT) program will help develop skills to make you a great camp counselor and competent leader of children in any venue! Skills will include communicating with children, listening, teaching positive behavior and values, understanding behavior and handling conflicts in positive ways, leading games and activities, and teaching outdoor skills. You will also learn about camp operation and the role and duties of camp administrator and staff. These skills will be valuable in any career that you choose!

Following successful completion of the 3-week Junior Leadership program, participants return the following year for 4 weeks as a Senior.

All participants are required to complete the application process and are subject to acceptance prior to registration. Junior CIT applicants must submit 3 (THREE) letters of recommendation; Senior CIT applicants must submit 1 (ONE) new letter of recommendation.


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