Teen Training & Leadership Programs



July 7-August 1
Cost: $600 for the 4-week session

Young adults 14-16 years old
Limited to 12

Young adults interested in making a positive impact on children are ideal candidates for our innovative Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. CITs explore potential career paths involving children and prepare for possible future work as a camp counselor.

The CIT program covers leadership development, behavioral training, motivating campers, portfolio development, job application and interview training, ropes course belay training, and basic First Aid, as well as an equestrian program workshop.

The first half of the program consists of hands-on training. During the second half, CITs are placed within groups under the leadership of seasoned counselors to experience being a counselor. The program includes a CIT overnight.

NOTE: CITs must complete an interview and express a strong interest in working with children.

Download the CIT APPLICATION 2014
CIT’s also need to fill out the Registration and Medical Form


Session 1:July 14-25 or
Session 2: August 4-15
Cost: $200 for the 2-week session
(campers choose one session)

Young adults 14-16 years old
Limited to 8

Young adults who have completed the CIT program at Camp Ketcha or at another camp and are interested in continuing to become a leader should enroll in the Leadership-In-Training program. The LIT program will teach leadership skills, the basics of group development, self-initiatives and responsibilities. Participants will learn how to apply the values of Camp Ketcha in leading group activities.

The first week is spent in leadership training. Through a series of group discussions, team-building initiatives, and challenge course participation we will explore each participant’s potential and leadership abilities. The remaining week will be spent demonstrating leadership abilities among camp groups and program areas.

NOTE: LIT’s must complete an interview with the  and have met all pre-requisites.

LIT’s also need to fill out the Registration & Medical form

Note: Annual registration fee is required for all summer programs