Our YLP Program, embedded into our week of Camp, 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 Camp in training, and the second half supporting Camp Counselors as Peer Leaders.
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 peer leader role and expectations, communicate well with 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.
For 2020, camp will be virtual and will include leadership and communication skills as well as sessions with college recruiters and local entrepreneurs who have experienced foster care.
Target population: Previous campers as well as new applicants, ages: 17-20
Camp dates: August 23-27.2020
Registration opens: July 21, 2020
Registration closes: August 15, 2020
Pre-registration link: Sibling Connections’ Camp MA
Registration fee: $75 per participant