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About Campers in Leadership Training (CILT)

Campers In Leadership Training (CILTs) participate in leadership lessons focused on working with youth and learning general job skills at their chosen summer camp: Blue Camp, Explorer Camp, or University Village Albany (UVA) Summer Camp. The program concentrates on building a camper’s communication skills within both large and small groups, professionalism, career and self-development, teamwork, critical thinking, technology, confidence, discipline, and initiative. From activities such as lesson planning to mock interviews, the campers develop the necessary skills to become a part of Berkeley Youth Recreation’s future camp staff or obtain employment elsewhere.

A Day in the Life

A typical day for a CILT begins with a skill-based workshop, where they practically apply skills in a camp setting, as well as other activities throughout the day. CILTs develop their leadership skills while working with younger campers at our Blue, Explorer, and UVA summer camps. CILTs always work with campers that are at least two years younger than they are. CILTs receive an evaluation of their workplace strengths and skills, coaching on how to maximize those strengths, as well as a UC Berkeley Leadership Certificate upon completion of the program.  

CILT Program Objectives

The CILT program is for youth that have completed 8th -10th grade and are looking for an opportunity to start building leadership and career skills in a fun camp environment. While they are still campers, CILTs are treated similarly to camp staff in an effort to provide an immersive, professional experience. This approach grants CILTs opportunities to create a lesson, lead an activity, or be tasked with other camp-related duties. Many of these skills are transferable and can be used by participants in their future career endeavors. In addition, CILT participants will learn the many skills required to be a successful Counselor-in-Training (CIT) in subsequent years. 

Ages & Eligibility

Must be aged 13 – 14 (by June 1, 2024)

Locations

2024 Campers in Leadership Training Sessions

Register for CILT (Blue Camp) Starting 1/23/24, 10AM

Register for CILT (Explorer Camp) Starting 1/23/24

Register for CILT (UVA Camp) Starting 1/23/24

Session & Camp Ages Price Dates
Session I (Blue, Explorer) 13 – 14  $410

6/10/24- 6/21/24

No Camp 6/19

Session II (Blue, Explorer) 13 – 14  $366

6/24/24 – 7/5/24

No Camp 7/4 or 7/5

Session III (Blue, Explorer)

13 – 14  $456

7/8/24 – 7/19/24

Session IV (Blue, Explorer) 13 – 14  $456 7/22/24 – 8/2/24
Week 1 (UVA) 13 – 14  $166

6/17/24 – 6/21/24

No Camp 6/19

Week 2 (UVA) 13 – 14  $208

6/24/23 – 6/28/24

Week 3 (UVA) 13 – 14  $166

7/1/24 – 7/3/24

No Camp 7/4 or 7/5

Week 4 (UVA) 13 – 14  $208 7/8/24 – 7/12/24
Week 5 (UVA) 13 – 14  $208 7/15/24 – 7/19/24
Week 6 (UVA) 13 – 14  $208 7/22/24 – 7/26/24
Week 7 (UVA) 13 – 14  $208 7/29/24 – 8/2/24
Week 8 (UVA) 13 – 14  $208 8/5/24 – 8/9/24

 

Questions? Contact:

Evan Amsden, Youth Programs Coordinator – Blue Camp – eamsden@berkeley.edu

Kaitlyn Dividock, Assistant Director Youth Programs – Explorer Camp –  kaitlyndividock@berkeley.edu.

Aniya Williams, Youth Programs Coordinator – UVA – aniyawilliams223@berkeley.edu

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