If you loved Rawhide Ranch’s camp programs as a child and you want to give back to the program—or if you just plain love children and camp life—becoming a leader-in-training at Rawhide Ranch might be for you!
Rawhide Ranch’s 2011 Leader-in-Training Program, or the LIT Program, as we like to call it, is a hands-on program for high schoolers between their sophomore and junior years. Program participants will learn leadership skills and will serve as role models to their peers and to campers of all ages. The program focuses on communication, teamwork, empathy, responsibility, respect, creativity, conflict resolution, and problem solving. Our goal is to teach leaders-in-training lasting leadership skills and instill them with a confidence they can carry into their schools, jobs, and communities. This program is also an excellent way to round out college applications!
During the LIT Program, participants will shadow a camp counselor throughout the daily activities of a cabin of campers, including meals, free time, coffee breaks, and evening activities. They will also participate in the camp programs and will help teach classes and electives to campers. LIT participants are able to take part in the weekly horse show, if they choose, and are responsible for promoting and maintaining the ranch’s recycling program. LIT participants will also learn the valuable skills of First Aid and CPR training.
To join the LIT Program, applicants must be able to attend four consecutive summer camp sessions: July 24–August 20, 2011. Please note, these dates are NOT flexible and applicants must be available for the entire four weeks. Free time is provided each Saturday at noon to each Sunday at noon. The fee for the 2011 LIT Program is $1790 for skills that last a lifetime. For more information and how to apply to the LIT Program, visit our website. Hurry! Applications are due February 1.
In our next post, we’ll tell you about the next leg of the Rawhide Ranch journey: our Counselor-in-Training Program!