Registration Opens Monday, April 9
Registration Closes Friday, June 1

When you become a Leader-In-Training (LIT) at any 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 this summer!
Gain job experience AND have fun!

Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.s) work with youth ages 4 to 14 helping plan and lead summer camp activities, field trips and more. L.I.T.s will learn valuable job and life 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. Use our Sunshine Chart to plan.

  • Fees: $14 per week /Add $1 non-resident fee per registration OR
               $70/$75 non-residents for five (5) or more weeks (Fees include Training and T-shirt)
  • Ages: For those between 13 - 17 years
               Must be 13 years old by June 18, 2018  OR  If you are a former Arcata Recreation
               Camper, we are happy to enroll you, but you must be 13 years by Fall.

Mandatory Interviews

All new Leaders-In-Training must take part in a 20-minute informational interview *.
Choose from either: Thursday, May 24 OR Wednesday, May 30 OR Friday, June 1
Interviews will be scheduled at the time of registration.

Mandatory Training

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.
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. AND Sunday, June 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

See our Leader-in-Training Brochure (PDF) for more details.