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-MA 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 CTB-MA 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 $200 stipend for the week. Upon turning 21, YLP “graduates” are eligible to become full camp counselors.

Target population: Previous campers as well as new applicants, ages: 17-20

Camp dates: Our annual camp has been cancelled for August 2020. Please check back for 2021 dates in early 2021.

Location: Pittsfield, MA