Teen Leadership Programs


Young Adults 14-16 years old

Cost: $500 for the 4-week session

Dates: July 8-August 2, 2019
The 4th week can be chosen by the participant (Week 7, 8 or 9)

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.

NOTE: CITs will complete an interview and must express a strong interest in working with children in order to be considered. This is limited to 12 CIT’s.

Campers download the Camp Ketcha Counselor In Training Application 2019

Parents please fill Registration and Medical Form online.




Young Adults 15-16 years old

Cost: There is no cost for the program however campers must pay the $20 registration fee and pay for any additional services they need such as early, late care or bus transportation.

Dates: Two week session chosen by the camper

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.  Participants will learn how to apply the values of Camp Ketcha in leading group activities. Campers will be assigned to a counselor for the two week period and learn counseling skills, behavior management, group management, risk assessment and more through hands on real world experience.

NOTE: LIT’s must complete an interview with the  Camp Director if they are new to Camp Ketcha and have successfully completed a CIT program.

LIT’s also need to fill out the Registration & Medical Form Online.


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