Programs & Activities

Junior Training Program

For those entering 9th grade

Our Junior Training Program has been a very popular summer experience for teens entering 9th grade and at least 14 years of age. This program gives this age group the unique dual experience of working alongside camp specialists in the many arts, sports and adventure related areas for part of the camp day while enjoying the benefits of being a camper for the remainder of the day.

The JTPs assist specialists in areas that they choose for the first few periods of a day, three days per week throughout their summer. While at the specialty areas, they work with various age groups, supporting the specialists in instruction and guidance with their projects and activities. For the remainder of their day, the JTPs engage in camper activities with their peers in a program tailored to their age group – from free swim to the adventure challenge area, to fine arts, to the many sports specialties and so much more, as well as have the opportunity to select preferred specialties.

These 9th graders also participate in all-camp activities such as Color War, Spirit Day, Carnival, and spirit contests. They experience group activities and community service projects that promote team building, confidence development, leadership and communication skills with children, peers and supervisors.

In addition to the in-camp program three days a week, the JTPs go on day trips 1-2 days each week throughout the summer, as well as go on an overnight trip at some point in the summer. These trips are included in their program and tuition. (If the camper chooses to not go on a particular JTP trip, he/she does not come to camp that day, as the entire group and supervisors go on the trip.) What an ideal summer experience for this age group!

Each JTP is evaluated throughout the summer by the program’s supervisor and administrators. Only those JTPs who successfully complete the JTP program are eligible to enter our Leadership Training Program (LTP) the following summer, which provides training to be a camp counselor and part of our SLDC staff.

Enrollment is limited to 25 campers and includes an application process with the completion of short answer questions, three references, as well as an interview for those who are new to the camp. This program is available for 4 to 8 weeks enrollment during the summer, and the tuition price does include the one to two trips per week, transportation, lunch, and JTP shirts. Click here to log in to our CampInTouch program in order to complete your child’s camper application.