The LIT (Leader in Training) program at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village provides our oldest campers with an incredible leadership experience. The program presents a variety of opportunities for valuable learning experiences aimed at the personal growth of each individual as well as the growth of our camp community as a whole. Here are some of the highlights of the LIT program:
- Being positive role models for all campers.
- Learn to plan and then implement creative programs for both Poyntelle and Lewis Village campers.
- Work with a Poyntelle bunk counselor, specialist, or supervisor and learn about working on staff at CPLV.
- Afternoons participating and sometimes leading Individual Select and Free Swim activities on Lewis Village.
- At the end of each session, LITs plan and lead either a three or four-day competitive and spirited color war for Lewis Village.
LITs are in a unique position as the oldest camper at CPLV. There are privileges as well as responsibilities that the LITs must work towards such as special trips off-camp. The LIT program is designed and run by an experienced LIT Director as well as male and female LIT counselors and supervised by the CPLV Executive Director.
- In all work in which LITs participate, they are supervised by both the LIT program staff as well as CPLV general staff, supervisors, or directors.
LITS are the oldest campers on Lewis Village. This role endows them with the responsibility to become positive role models for other campers as well as opportunities to be creative.
- One of the most cherished opportunities is to participate in rope burn during the final color war.
- Living in a separate circle of shacks with four LITs per shack. There is at least one staff member of the same gender who lives in a separate shack within both the boys’ and the girls’ LIT circles.
- Volunteer opportunities.
- College recruitment experience at Cornell University.
- Register for Camp: click here!
- Email Mallory Saks, Assistant Director, to set up an in-person interview. Mallory’s email address is Mallory@poyntelle.com.
- Complete and send in an essay (topic provided by Mallory) as well as 3 letters of reference. Please have references send their letters directly to the CPLV winter office.