Registration Closed Friday, June 2nd
Think of us for next year!

When you become a Leader-In-Training (LIT) at one of our 10 different summer camps, you'll have the opportunity to gain real life work experience and leadership skills all while having fun in the sun. LIT experience can also count towards community service and looks great on a college application.

Teens 13 - 17: Don't be a slug over summer!
Gain job experience AND have fun!

L.I.T.'s work with youth ages 4 to 14 helping plan and lead summer camp activities, field trips and more. All participants will go through an interview and L.I.T. training program learning valuable job skills. Just choose the camps and dates you'd like to work and soon you'll be on your way to a summer of fun.
Space is limited so please consider a first and second choice for camps you'd like to work.


  • Fees: $10 per week /Add $1 non-resident fee per registration OR
               $50/$55 non-residents for the entire summer (Fees include L.I.T. training and t-shirt)
  • Ages: For those between 13 - 17 years
               Must be 13 years old by June 19, 2017  OR  If you are a former Arcata Recreation
               Camper, you must be 13 years by Fall.

Mandatory Interview and Training

Mandatory Interview:
All new L.I.T.s must take part in a 20-minute informational interview: Choose either
Wednesday, May 31 OR Friday, June 2 * Interviews will be scheduled at the time of registration.

These trainings are essential for preparing L.I.T.s to work with youth, confidently lead camp activities, and develop leadership skills that will help them be successful throughout the summer.
See Leader-in-Training Brochure (PDF) for more details.

Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For all L.I.T.s working specifically with Redwood Day Camp there is an additional training on Saturday, June 10 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.