Camp Mendocino Leaders in Training
Camp Mendocino Leaders in Training (LIT) program is a job readiness and character development program for teens age 15-17. Due to a limited number of spaces available each session, this is a competitive application based program. The LIT program has grown significantly over the last ten years, and is not only a strong and powerful program for teens but is also the heart and soul of Camp. Most campers idolize the LITs, and cannot wait to become one. The LITs serve as role models, support staff members at Camp, generate enthusiasm, and walk away with so many skills. The LIT program is a program and not a job (although there is a small stipend attached to it based on teen performance). Teens will not be employees of Camp Mendocino or Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In the LIT program, teens will run the dining hall, shadow adult staff members, and participate in workshops including: communication, conflict resolution, money management, resume writing, interviewing, and youth development. Attending Camp Mendocino previously is not a requirement of the program - every year we have teens who are brand new to Camp who fit right in to the Camp family. Having been a part of Camp as either a camper or LIT does hold weight as we look at applicants, but simply “loving” Camp is not enough to be accepted into the program. We are looking for teens who will contribute to our Camp community. Our best LITs are team oriented, hard working, enthusiastic, motivated, and goal oriented. Many of our best Camp staff were LITs when they were teens.