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.

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

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 08 - June 19, 2020
Session 2: June 22 - July 03, 2020
Session 3: July 6 - July 17, 2020
Session 4: July 20 - July 31, 2020

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

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 02, 2020
Training Option 2: June 16 - 17, 2020

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, 2019.

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

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, 2020

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, 2019.

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