Leaders Made Here

At YMCA Camp Thunderbird, teens gain valuable leadership skills while developing their work ethic.

YMCA Camp Thunderbird is proud to offer a progressive Leaders In Training program for 13 - 15 year old campers through our Day Camp program. Each level of LIT will have unique experiences & development opportunities. Our goal is to develop teens into talented & confident leaders through exposure to new roles and responsibilities at Day Camp.

Should you have an interest in our Leader in Training program, we encourage you to fill out an interest form and a member of our team will reach out to you soon.

LIT-1 Discover | Ages 13 - 15 (in their 1st summer experiencing LIT)

All participants must first interview and be accepted into the LIT 1 program before enrollment.

YMCA Member Fee: $565
Non-Member Fee: $640

LIT-1s may attend one session that is two weeks in length, per summer. There are six LIT-1 spots per session.

Session 1: June 7 - June 18, 2021
Session 2: June 21 - July 2, 2021
Session 3: July 5 - July 16, 2021
Session 4: July 19 - July 30, 2021

LIT-2 Grow | Ages 14 - 15 (in their 2nd summer experiencing LIT)

All participants must have been promoted from the LIT 1 program before enrollment.

YMCA Member Fee: $625
Non-Member Fee: $700

LIT-2s must attend one training 2-day option and must attend three additional service weeks (that follow the training days) per summer. There are 12 LIT-2 spots per training days.

Training Option 1: June 3, 2021
Training Option 2: June 21 & 22, 2021

LIT-2 programming will include goal setting, skill mastery, presentation practice & delivery and independent/unique roles, in addition to having fun! LIT-2 campers are selected after serving in an LIT-1 role the previous summer and will be contacted directly about registering by December 1, 2020.

LIT-3 Serve | Ages 15 (in their 3rd summer experiencing LIT)

All participants must have been promoted from the LIT 2 program before enrollment.

YMCA Member Fee: $700
Non-Member Fee: $775

LIT-3s must attend one training day and must attend four service weeks (that follow the training day) per summer. There are nine LIT-3 spots per training day.

Training Day: June 4, 2021

LIT-3 programming will include training in basic CPR and First Aid, project management and personal achievement goal setting---and, having FUN! LIT-3 campers are selected after serving in an LIT-2 role the previous summer and will be contacted directly about registering by December 1, 2020.

If you have questions or to request an interview for LIT-1, contact us at 704-716-4100.