Cal Youth and Outdoor Programs has a Junior High and High School Leadership-to-Work Program that provides kids with an opportunity to learn outstanding leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life.
Participants in the Campers in Leadership Training (CILT) and Growing Outdoor Recreation Professionals (GORP) are considered camper/leaders and pay a fee to take part in these programs. Counselors in Training are volunteers, and do not have to pay a fee. Junior Counselors are staff members; there are both volunteer and paid positions at this level. In order to progress through the leadership training levels, individuals must receive recommendations from staff and program supervisors.
More information on CILT program (for those completing 8th grade, 7th grade also considered): http://camps.berkeley.edu/camps-by-activity/leadership-training/campers-in-leadership-training/
CIT, JC, and Counselor positions : http://camps.berkeley.edu/people/jobs/ (need minimum 4-6 weeks of availability during camp season)
Cost and Session Information
Summer Camp 2016 Registration begins January 12th!
CILTs are considered campers in a leadership training role, and therefore pay a fee ranging from $270 to $450, depending upon the program and session
Counselors in Training-volunteer position, no cost
“Growing Outdoor Recreation Professionals” or GORPs are considered campers in a leadership training role, and therefore pay a $275 camp fee.
Junior Counselors are considered staff members and are volunteer and paid positions.
Sessions vary from June-August