Growing Leaders

At YMCA Camp Harrison, we formalize our leadership development for campers who have completed their sophomore year in high school to teach valuable leadership skills while developing their work ethic.

For older teens and college students, please see our work at camp page here.

Leaders in Training (LIT) | For Rising High School Juniors

Our 4-week, LIT (Leaders-in-Training) Program, is focused on leadership development and growth of spirit, mind, and body. LITs participate in team building activities, go on a special excursion, hear from guest speakers, learn their strengths through written assessments, and set goals to prepare for the next phase of life. LITs leave with a better understanding of self and equipped to be better leaders, all while forming friendships with their peers and counselors that last a lifetime.

This program is not limited to those who want to become camp counselors, but is open to anyone who is interested in nurturing their leadership potential. Applicants will find the necessary information using the links below. Please, feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Two Week Camp

For rising 7th and 8th graders.

Having two weeks in the same cabin allows campers to grow closer with counselors and cabin mates and have more time to enjoy all the activities Camp Harrison has to offer. During the weekend, campers will enjoy special adventures and activities only available to our Two Week Campers.

Teen Adventure Camp (TAC)

For Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

Teens come together for three weeks of adventure and fun, while forming their own community here at camp. TAC combines elements of leadership training, traditional camp activities, and spiritual growth to give teens the ultimate Camp Harrison Experience.

If you have questions about our LIT program, call 800-514-1417 or email