LIT Registration is closed for the 2022 Summer.
Please check in with us next spring. 

When you become an L.I.T. at any of our summer camps you'll work with youth ages 5 to 12 helping plan and lead summer camp activities! You'll have the opportunity to gain real life work experience and leadership skills all while having fun in the sun. Leader-in-Training Program experience can also count towards community service and looks great on a college application. 

     Weekly Fees: $20 per week / $22 per week for non-residents
OR $100 for five (5) or more weeks / $110 non-resident  
*Fees include one T-shirt.

      Ages: 13 - 17 years. Must be 13 years old by June 20, 2022 
If you are a former Arcata Recreation Camper and you will turn 13 by this fall,
you may be eligible to work at camps serving our younger age groups! Contact us to find out.

Training Date: Sunday, June 5th at Redwood Lodge Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

               HALF DAY: Enroll for a half-day morning or half-day afternoon camp
                                   (Art, Marsh, Redwood mornings, Skate)
               FULL DAY: Enroll at a full-day Camp (Adventure, Forest, Redwood Full Day)
                                  OR Combine camps by selecting a morning and an afternoon camp.

                (Please note, transportation is not provided to and from the Marsh or Skate Park)

 How do I enroll as an L.I.T.?
  • Determine the camps and dates in which you would like to enroll.
  • Decide if you want to enroll in half-day camp or full-day camp each week.
  • Complete and submit the L.I.T. Application/Contract AND a 2022 registration form to Heather Schmidt. Forms can be emailed to hschmidt@cityofarcata.org  ot brought to the Recreation office.  
  • When submitting your forms let us know which camps and weeks you would like to be enrolled. We will do our best to get L.I.T.s into their camps of choice, however they may not always be able to get their first choice. 
  • Online enrollment is not available to L.I.T.s at this time. Pardon any inconvenience.
  • Once enrolled you will be contacted to set up an interview date.
    (Dates TBD but typically set for  weekday afternoons in early June. All L.I.T.s willing to follow program guidelines will be accepted, interviews are a formality) 

L.I.T. Application / Contract

Must be completed by all Leaders-in-Training.

Youth Master Registration Form 



Must be completed by all Leaders-in-Training.  

Summer Camp Chart (PDF)
Use this chart to pick and chose which camps and weeks you would like to attend