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Overnight: Leaders in Training


This 3-week program is for young people who are interested in and ready for the responsibility of caring for children in a camp environment while passing on the Hidden Villa legacy of social and environmental justice. LIT participants begin learning some of the skills they will need as counselors, supporting camp programs, as well as enjoying some camp fun of their own. Topics covered in LIT are communication techniques, conflict resolution, and some basic leadership skills to use with groups of campers. Trainees have the opportunity to practice these skills and work with experienced counselors in our Day Camp programs through a one-week volunteer internship after the training.

Unlike other camp sessions, an application is required for this program during the registration process. This application should be completed by the camp PARTICIPANT, not the parent/guardian. Applications for our LIT program will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all twelve spaces are filled. This process will be a combination of our staff hiring process, preparing youth for both employment and college applications, while still embracing the camp enrollment guidelines of preserving some spots for youth applying for financial aid, as we do in all of our camp programs.


Two Leaders in Training sit in a circle with Kinder campers


Make a reservation for “Leaders in Training – Apply”. Please confirm your contact information and then have the participant complete the application at the end of the enrollment process.

Who Is This For?

Youth entering 11th – 12th Grades in the fall.


2 weeks with drop off on Monday morning and pick up the 2nd Friday PLUS Internship.

Camp Sessions

June 15 - 26 PLUS 1-week volunteer internship (June 29 - July 3 OR July 6 - 10). 


$1,325 (There is no charge to apply.)

Financial aid is available on a limited basis, by request, for all youth and families with financial need.  Applications will be thoughtfully considered on a case by case basis and we will notify you as soon as possible of your scholarship amount.  In line with our camp values of inclusion, equity and accessibility, we strongly encourage children/youth who have experienced marginalization or underrepresentation to apply. 

Please register for a space designated for Financial Aid recipients. Once enrolled, your email confirmation will include further instructions regarding the Financial Aid Application.