Des Plaines Park District

Leader in Training Program

Summer 2018 Information will be available in February.

2017 Leader In Training Program

 

Camp Sunshine Schedule

LIT Director at camp on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Monday: General Camp Activities
Tuesday: General Camp Activities/ Sunshine Campers Swim Lessons
Wednesday: General Camp Activities /PM Leisure Center Game Room
Thursday: Swimming/General Camp Activities/PM Swimming at Iroquois
Friday: Leadership Peer Meeting / LIT Director trip to Mystic Waters


Camp Discovery Schedule

LIT Director at camp on Mondays and Tuesdays
Monday: General Camp Activities / PM Mountain View Adventure Center
Tuesday: Swimming/General Camp Activities/ PM Swimming at Chippewa
Wednesday: General Camp Activities
Thursday: General Camp Activities/ Sunshine Campers Swim Lessons
Friday: Leadership Peer Meeting / LIT Director trip to Mystic Waters


About The Leader in Training Program

For Summer Camp Counselors Ages 13–15

Every year, the park district runs a special Leader in Training Program for youth ages 13-15 who are interested in becoming summer camp counselors. Registration is closed for the 2017 camp season.

Download these PDFs:
LIT Application
LIT Evaluation
LIT Welcome Letter

Are you interested in learning what it is like to be a camp counselor? The Teen Leaders who are accepted into this program are support staff at Camp Sunshine and Camp Discovery under the supervision of our adult program counselors.

Regular LIT meetings focus on leadership skills: how to plan and teach games and crafts to campers, share experiences, and more. The program is designed to help high school aged youth realize their leadership potential and develop the skills needed to be a major contributor to the success of our most impressionable age group of campers.

Complete the application and submit a letter of recommendation from your school principal.

Questions? 847-391-5700 or via email: Jeanette.Berard@dpparks.org

As an LIT you will be required to register for at least 2 weeks of summer camp in order to participate. This is not a paid position. Participants in the Leader in Training Program will receive 2 shirts and a name tag, which must be worn each day.

Camp Sunshine, LIT

Min/Max: 2/4
Leisure Center, Room 110
Two-week sessions
Monday–Friday, 7:00a-6:00p
Regular Rates: R: $80/ NR $100 (These are the 2017 rates)
*Session 2 Regular Rates R: $64/NR: $80

Session 1 6/12 – 6/23
Session 2* 6/26 – 7/7
Session 3 7/10 – 7/21
Session 4 7/24 – 8/4
*No camp 7/3 & 7/4

Camp Discovery, LIT

Min/Max: 2/4
Prairie Lakes, Meeting Rooms 1 & 2
Two-week sessions
Monday–Friday, 7:00a-6:00p
Regular Rates: R: $80/ NR $100 (These are the 2017 rates)
*Session 2 Regular Rates R: $64/NR: $80
Session 1 6/12 – 6/23
Session 2* 6/26 – 7/7
Session 3 7/10 – 7/21
Session 4 7/24 – 8/4
*No camp 7/3 & 7/4