Youth Leadership Program


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.

They will also gain hands on camp counselor experience, assisting senior counselors in working with sibling groups, running activities and helping ensure that our sibling groups have a wonderful week together.

This year, our program will run a little differently to ensure the health and safety of our attendees and each YLP will be assigned to a pod that they will remain with for the week.

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

Camp dates: August 17-22, 2021

Registration opens: April 15, 2021

Registration closes: August 1, 2021

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The person completing the application will be asked to complete part 1, download an application form for the participant to complete before returning to the registration system to upload the form and complete part 2.

The registration fee for YLP candidates is the same as for campers, the DCF-rate of $587 for the week. Candidates who qualify under the DCF Chafee Funding will also receive a small intern stipend for their participation in the week.