Leadership Development Programs

Leadership

Takodah’s Leadership Development Program is designed to give campers finishing the 10th and 11th grades a theoretical and practical foundation in leadership, which will serve them in staff roles at camp or in their own pursuits. Daily leadership workshops, hands-on apprenticeships, trips, and great friendships are highlights of these complementary¬†programs!

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Leader Corps

For Youth Completing Grade 10

LC Information Packet 2017

Leader Corps (LC) is the first leg of the program, a two-week session aimed at giving campers the essential skills for leading group activities. Campers will learn about topics such as time-fillers, on-the spot games, lesson planning, giving directions, and speaking to groups in a daily Leadership Hour. On the practical end, they’ll put their knowledge to the test in an apprenticeship with a Takodah staff member assisting with a skills class. LC¬†campers will be encouraged to develop a special area of interest or proficiency, seeking to master a Takodah program at a high level of skill or complete a detailed project.

Campers in the LC¬†program are revered in the camp community. It’s the last year to enjoy some of our programs as campers, and to start making the transition toward greater responsibility.

Applicants will be enrolled in LC on a ‚Äúrolling admission‚ÄĚ basis starting on October 1 until all positions have been filled. Applicants will be notified of the decision within a few weeks of submission. At that time, applicants who are accepted into the LC program will have 30 days to secure their spot with a Summer Camp Registration Card and $125 deposit.

Interested applicants can find the application below, along with the link to an online reference form which should be sent directly to those you have chosen to act as references.

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  • Boys Leader Corps 1: June 25¬†‚Äď July¬†7
  • Boys Leader Corps 2: July 9¬†‚Äst21
  • Girls Leader Corps 1: July 23¬†‚Äď August¬†4
  • Girls Leader Corps 2: August 6¬†‚Äst18

Standard Rate: $1575.00

Leaders-in-Training

For Youth Completing Grade 11

LIT Information Packet 2017

The Leader-in-Training program (LIT) is a four-week intensive training aimed at preparing young men and women for the heavy responsibilities of working with youth. As an LIT, participants spend their first two weeks learning about managing a cabin group, matching their Leadership Hour lessons with practical experience providing supervised overnight coverage in Takodah cabins. LITs learn about working with children of different ages and their various needs, the sequence of events that can lead to a cabin group becoming a team, and how to assist campers having behavior or adjustment difficulties. LITs train to become certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid, as well as Lifeguarding. Finally, they serve a two-week apprenticeship as a co-leader to an experienced Camp Takodah staff member, getting a supervised opportunity to put their growing bag of tricks into action.

Countless Takodah alumni tell us that LIT was their best year of camp – a great culmination of the Takodah experience that led to incredible growth.

Applicants will be enrolled in LIT on a ‚Äúrolling admission‚ÄĚ basis starting on October 1 until all positions have been filled. Applicants will be notified of the decision within a few weeks of submission. At that time, applicants who are accepted into the LIT program will have 30 days to secure their spot with a Summer Camp Registration Card and $125 deposit.

Interested applicants can find the application below, along with the link to an online reference form which should be sent directly to those you have chosen to act as references.

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  • LIT Retreat (Boys and Girls): May 12¬†– 14¬†(optional – but strongly encouraged)
  • Boys Leader in Training (South Camp): June 24¬†– July¬†21
  • Girls Leader in Training (North Camp):¬†June 24¬†– July¬†21
  • Girls Leader in Training (South Camp): July 22¬†– August¬†18
  • Boys¬†Leader in Training (North Camp): July 22¬†– August¬†18

Standard Rate: $1675.00