Summer Leadership Program
This Leadership Program will give campers aged 15-18 a chance to experience camp through the lens of being a leader within the Brigadoon community. Campers will learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders within our community and within their own community. Campers will also have an opportunity to get more actively involved in Brigadoon and give back to camp.
During this pre-camp training session, campers will participate in a program focusing on the skills required to be effective, intentional leaders within our camp community. Training sessions will cover behaviour management, mentorship, and program facilitation skills, among others.
Campers will join us during their condition-specific week as a Leadership Camper. Though campers will have an opportunity to participate in our program areas like they usually would, the focus of this week of camp will be to get more involved in camp and apply the skills learned during their Training Week. Campers should be prepared to take on a leadership role at camp, including:
- Setting up/cleaning up camp programs
- Assisting in cabin groups during mealtimes and at bedtime
- Helping a programmer running a Pursuit for the week
- Taking responsibility for running a campfire, evening program, and other camp activities as appropriate.
Campers will be expected to assist staff members in the behind-the-scenes aspects of camp and will gain a greater understanding of what is required to run a successful camp program.
Who We’re Looking For
This program is separate and distinct from our off-season Teen/Leadership retreats (Winter Teen Retreat and March Break). Attending one of these events does not necessarily mean that the camper will be accepted to the new Pilot Program. These two programs’ requirements, expectations, and age limits are different.
To be a good candidate for this pilot program, we are looking for campers who:
- Are hardworking
- Have a positive attitude
- Can effectively manage the majority of their care
- Are mature
- Are willing to help out in any way necessary (some tasks assigned will not be the most fun!)
- Are kind and compassionate
- Are interested in giving back to Brigadoon and helping our campers to have a positive camp experience
How to Apply
Campers will register separately for this Leadership Program. They will be required to fill out a supplementary leadership application, answering questions related to their skills, abilities, and reasons for wanting to be involved in the leadership program.
Camper applications will be assessed, and spots will be offered based on the discretion of the Brigadoon Leadership Team. Campers will be offered places based on suitability for the program, as determined by the Brigadoon Leadership Team.