Youth Leadership Program

Our YLP Program, embedded into our week of Camp to Belong, is designed for older campers who are seeking to develop leadership skills and to become future camp counselors. YLP participants spend the first half of CTB in training, and the second half supporting Camp Counselors as Counselors in Training.

The objectives of YLP are for participants to be to describe leadership styles and which style they identify with, demonstrate the ability to give and receive constructive feedback, describe Counselor in Training role and expectations, communicate well with CTB campers, family group counselors and other staff , relate the concepts of self-care, leadership, communication and trust, develop self-reflection and self-insight skills, and to describe what it means to be an ally in the foster care system.

At the conclusion of the program YLP participants receive a stipend for the week. Upon turning 21, YLP “graduates” are then eligible to become full camp counselors.

Target population: Previous campers as well as new applicants, ages: 18-21

Enrollment opens: April 1, 2019

Enrollment closes: July 1, 2019

Registration: In addition to the CTB registration (link available in 2019), each YLP applicant is required to submit a YLP application.

Cost: to be updated Jan 1, 2019

Check back for more details in 2019.