New Canaan YMCA

Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.)

Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.)

Leaders-In-Training Program (Entering Grades 7-8)

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Our Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.) program is designed to teach our oldest Camp Y-Ki campers the importance of responsibility, empathy, and working with others while having fun at camp. The L.I.T. program is divided into two sections based on camper experience, each is designed for campers to progress through building the skills to become a successful leader.


Led by L.I.T. Specialists, first-year L.I.T.s will blend regular camp activities with L.I.T.-focused activities to slowly introduce more freedom and group choice. First-year participants will complete a Red Cross Babysitting Certification course, instructing them how to properly and safely care for children. They will also spend time shadowing our Camp Specialists learning what makes a true leader. The L.I.T. program is a great way for older children to get out and enjoy the summer, while learning valuable life lessons and making quality friendships.


Designed specifically for L.I.T.s who have attended the program before. Led by L.I.T. Specialists, this program provides returning participants with greater independence and responsibility.  L.I.T.s will also spend time shadowing camper groups and counselors, as they further develop their leadership skills. Beyond the regular camp activities, L.I.T.s will also spend time planning and implementing camps/community enrichment projects focused on reinforcing one of the Y’s areas of focus: social responsibility.


Member and non-member registration is currently available. Register today!

*All camp forms are due June 1 through CampSpace.

Special Cares Support

Learn about inclusive support services offered for L.I.T.s at Camp Y-Ki for children with special needs. Preapproval required for support prior to camp registration.


For additional information and any questions about the L.I.T. program at Camp Y-Ki, contact Phil Prout at 203-966-4528 Ext. 193 or by email.

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