Spring Lake Day Camp’s outstanding Leadership Training Program is for boys and girls entering 10th grade as of September. This popular program has consistently been successful, giving each LTP the unique dual opportunity to train to become a part of our staff while enjoying the social, physical and developmental components of the program as a camper.
Our combination work-camp-trip program enhances the camper’s summer by exposing them to every aspect of camping life. LTP trainees generally work for part of the day in a group of campers and spend the remainder of the day following their own program with their supervisor. Through hands-on experience and guidance from staff and supervisors, the LTPs become better prepared for any future work with children, in and out of a camp setting.
We believe this program will cultivate leadership skills and enable LTP graduates to assume the responsibilities of a staff member the following summer. Spring Lake is dedicated to building a committed staff from within its camper population. When our LTPs are hired as a member of our SLDC team, they are expected to exemplify several core values — enthusiasm; a strong sense of responsibility; initiative; professionalism; and respect for the camp, its rules and regulations, campers, and administration.
Each LTP is evaluated throughout the summer by the program’s supervisor and administrators. Only those LTPs who have successfully completed our LTP program are eligible to join our SLDC staff the following summer. We look forward to our LTPs making a positive difference in our campers’ lives.