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Leader-In-Training
Only 8th Grade +
Grades: 8+

Our EDMO Leader-in-Training (LIT) program is for those looking to build youth leadership and facilitation skills. Our program focuses on team bonding and a deepened sense of responsibility in both the day-to-day interactions and overall vibe and camp experience. Leaders-in-Training cultivate strengths, gain community service hours, the opportunity to earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award, access to a network of support in the enrichment field, and lay the foundation for leadership positions in the future.  

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Leadership, Initiative, Responsibility. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method™.

Future Leaders Start Here!

Whether you’re a new Leader-in-Training, a returner, a parent, or a guardian, this is the spot to learn about our two types of Leader-in-Training programs, as well as our new, easy 1-step enrollment process!

Exciting News! Any pre-approved LITs or former campers who have been recommended for the LIT program received an email in January!

Please Note: Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance into the LIT program. In the spring, enrollees must go through a 1-day interview/training process. If for any reason the program is not a good fit, any fees will be refunded.
  • Weekly Schedule & Responsibilities
  • Leader-in-Training (LIT) Position Options
  • Enrollment Process
  • Interview/Training Day Itinerary
  • LIT Program Benefits
  • LIT Scholarship Program

Leaders-in- Training are expected to be at camp from 8:10AM – 3:30PM each day. A sample schedule with some of the tasks an LIT will do during a typical day is below.

DAY/TIME CLICK ON EACH ACTIVITY BELOW TO LEARN MORE
8:10 - 9:00 AM AM Program Support

During our AM Care Hour, Leaders-in-Training check in with the LIT Coordinator, support in classroom set-up and support the AM Program staff with campers.

8:15 - 8:45 (Wednesday Only) Leadership Workshop

During the weekly Leadership Workshop, LITs get valuable face time with their site’s Camp Director. During this time, LITs learn about various leadership methodologies and how to incorporate them into interactions with campers and in their own lives and futures outside of camp.

9:00 - 9:30 AM Drop-off/Morning Rally

Leaders-in-Training support the rest of the EDMO team during the camper check-in by greeting families and playing outdoor games with campers. They then participate in the Morning Rally by performing songs, skits and more!

9:30 - 10:30 AM Enrichment 1

During the first enrichment block of the day, LITs support counselors and Instructors in the classroom while aiding students with their daily projects.

10:30 - 10:50 AM Snack

LITs sit with campers as they eat their snacks and help campers to clean up afterward.

10:50 - 11:50 AM Game Time

Leaders-in-Training actively participate in and lead outdoor games and activities with their camper groups and counselor.

11:50 AM - 12:25 PM Lunch

LITs are not required to have lunch with their camper group and can use this time to meet and check-in with the rest of the Leaders-in-Training  for the first 30 minutes. After they’ve eaten, they then help facilitate and participate in free play and the “Joke Song” with campers.

12:30 - 1:30 PM Enrichment 2

During this enrichment block, LITs support counselors and Instructors in the classroom while aiding students with their daily projects.

1:35 - 2:35 PM Team Time

LITs support counselors by modeling positive behavior, actively participating in social emotional learning activities and leading small activities.

2:40 - 3:00 PM  Closing Rally

Leaders-in-training participate in PM rally and support check-out by helping to bring campers our to their parents. 

On Friday, afternoon rally will include an LIT recognition ceremony as a public acknowledgement of each LIT’s hard work, growth and progress along our EDMO Leadership Ladder.

Team Leader-In-Training (LIT):

  • Supports Lead Counselors with facilitation, games and team vibe
  • Assists Instructor in the classroom with projects and classroom management
  • Aids Camp Director with various camp operations, admin and camper relations

Tech Leader-in-Training (LIT)

Knowledge of desktop Minecraft, Roblox, iStopmotion, and iMovie preferred but not required.

  • Helps across all tech programs including Minecraft, Roblox and Lego Animation
  • Acts as an Assistant Instructor and supports the EDMO Tech classroom and Instructor
  • Assists Tech Instructors in classroom management and organization
  • Supports campers as they build and solve problems in Minecraft, Roblox or Lego Animation.

Enroll in our Leader-in-Training Program. You will receive a confirmation email once enrollment is complete.

  • When you enroll, you will need to select:
    • Camp Location
    • Weeks you Wish to Participate in the LIT program
    • Interview/Training Day for your Region
    • Complete a leadership questionnaire to be used during training
  • LITs need to volunteer at least two weeks. Weeks do not need to be consecutive.
  • A weekly program fee of $90 a week (SF Bay Area) or $50 week (Sacramento Area) will be charged. Program fees are 100% refundable until April 30.

 

Anyone enrolled in the Leader-in-Training Program must attend a 1-day interview/training day in their region. Each training will take place from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 45 minute break for lunch.

Returning LITs are only required to attend the second half of the training day from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Currently scheduled dates are:

  • North Bay/San Francisco: May 12th, Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco
  • East Bay: May 20th, Lake Temescal North Entrance, Oakland
  • Sacramento: May 12th, Maidu Regional Park, Roseville
  • South Bay/Peninsula: May 12th, Sports Basement, 1177 Kern Ave., Sunnyvale

If you are unable to attend the above, make-up dates are:

  • Bay Area: May 26th, EDMO Home Office, 2295 Palou Ave., San Francisco
  • Sacramento: May 26th, EDMO Sacramento Office, 8421 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights

New Leaders-in- Training

  • 10:00 – 11:00AM: Group interview, as a pathway to a potential career, this process provides participants with real-life job interview experience in order to develop those professional and personal skills necessary to increase employability
  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM: New LIT Logistics Training: learn what a weekat Camp EDMO™ looks like. You will learn what your roles and responsibilities with the campers will be, prepare questions for returning LITs, and, of course, play fun camp games!
  • 12:00PM – 12:30PM: Lunch

New and Returning Leaders-in-Training

  • 12:30PM – 2:00PM: Welcome and EDMO Leadership Ladder training
  • 2:00PM – 4:00PM: EDMO Orientation (songs, rallies, games, cheer competition etc.), each LIT will have an individualized role depending on years in the program and role for the upcoming summer
A reminder email will be sent 2-weeks prior to the interview/training session in your region. Should you need to change dates, you may do so by accessing your EDMO account.
Aside from having a fun summer, our LIT’s can also gain these other benefits from our program:
  • Community Service. Hours volunteered at camp can be applied to middle and high school leadership programs or community service programs. You will receive a letter detailing the hours you volunteered at camp upon request from your sites Camp Director.
  • Earn the PVSA (President’s Volunteer Service Award). This year EDMO is proud to be a certifying organization of the PVSA. This means LIT service hours are eligible for the PVSA.  Just another awesome EDMO perk!  Levels and hours required are based on age. Please check out the PCVSA website to see how you qualify.
  • Counselor Pre-Approval. While at camp if your Camp Director thinks you’re ready to be a Counselor at Camp EDMO™, don’t be surprised if they hand you a letter stating that you’ve been pre-selected to be one in Summer 2019!

Letters of Recommendation are also available upon request.

The Corina LIT Scholarship Program was created in memory of Corina Stafford, a Camp EDMO™ Leader-in-Training who exemplified curiosity, courage and most of all, kindness. This program will provide five, 2-week scholarships to those in 8th grade and older who meet the requirements of a Camp EDMO™ Leader-in-Training and our scholarship program. Visit our Leader-in-Training (LIT) Scholarship Program Page to learn more and apply.

$50-$90/week depending on location (Pricing Varies by Location)

Sample Schedule

  • A Day in the Life...

Some kids thrive on routines and harmony. Others not so much. Good news! We’ve found the secret recipe that works for all EDMO campers!

DAY/TIME CLICK ON EACH ACTIVITY BELOW TO LEARN MORE
8:10 - 9:00 AM AM Program Support

During our AM Care Hour, Leaders-in-Training check in with the LIT Coordinator, support in classroom set-up and support the AM Program staff with campers.

8:15 - 8:45 (Wednesday Only) Leadership Workshop

During the weekly Leadership Workshop, LITs get valuable face time with their site’s Camp Director. During this time, LITs learn about various leadership methodologies and how to incorporate them into interactions with campers and in their own lives and futures outside of camp.

9:00 - 9:30 AM Drop-off/Morning Rally

Leaders-in-Training support the rest of the EDMO team during the camper check-in by greeting families and playing outdoor games with campers. They then participate in the Morning Rally by performing songs, skits and more!

9:30 - 10:30 AM Enrichment 1

During the first enrichment block of the day, LITs support counselors and Instructors in the classroom while aiding students with their daily projects.

10:30 - 10:50 AM Snack

LITs sit with campers as they eat their snacks and help campers to clean up afterward.

10:50 - 11:50 AM Game Time

Leaders-in-Training actively participate in and lead outdoor games and activities with their camper groups and counselor.

11:50 AM - 12:25 PM Lunch

LITs are not required to have lunch with their camper group and can use this time to meet and check-in with the rest of the Leaders-in-Training  for the first 30 minutes. After they’ve eaten, they then help facilitate and participate in free play and the “Joke Song” with campers.

12:30 - 1:30 PM Enrichment 2

During this enrichment block, LITs support counselors and Instructors in the classroom while aiding students with their daily projects.

1:35 - 2:35 PM Team Time

LITs support counselors by modeling positive behavior, actively participating in social emotional learning activities and leading small activities.

2:40 - 3:00 PM  Closing Rally

Leaders-in-training participate in PM rally and support check-out by helping to bring campers our to their parents. 

On Friday, afternoon rally will include an LIT recognition ceremony as a public acknowledgement of each LIT’s hard work, growth and progress along our EDMO Leadership Ladder.

“My daughter has enjoyed her second summer as an LIT and is learning valuable and important social life skills. Thank you, EDMO, for promoting the value of learning in a curious, fun and supportive environment. ”
– Helen K., LIT Alameda Parent