Leader-In-Training
Entering 9th-12th Grade Only

Our EDMO® Leader-in-Training (LIT) program is for youth entering 9th-12th grade of high school who want to build leadership and facilitation skills. (Students graduating 8th grade in the Fall of the current academic year may apply.) Our LIT 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, access to a network of support in the enrichment field, and lay the foundation for leadership positions in the future. Please note: LITs will no longer go through a 1-day interview/training process. LITs will instead receive a training packet and have the option to help the camp staff with site set up.

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 (LIT), a returner, a parent, or a guardian, this is the spot to learn about our three types of Leaders-in-Training, as well as our easy 1-step enrollment process!

  • Weekly Schedule & Responsibilities
  • Leader-in-Training (LIT) Position Options
  • Enrollment Process
  • LIT Program Benefits
  • LIT Scholarship Program

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

*Please note the schedule is 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for our Alameda Ruby Bridges location

DAY/TIME
Early Care Support
8:10 - 9:00 AM

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

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

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.

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

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!

Enrichment 1
9:30 - 10:30 AM

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

Snack
10:30 - 10:50 AM

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

Game Time
10:50 - 11:50 AM

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

Lunch
11:50 - 12:25 PM

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.

Enrichment 2
12:30 - 1:30 PM

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

Team Time
1:35 - 2:35 PM

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

 Closing Rally
2:40 - 3:30 PM

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 

  • 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 (Knowledge of desktop Minecraft, Roblox, and Scratch preferred but not required.)

  • Helps across all tech programs including Minecraft, Roblox and Cartoon Coders
  • 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 Cartoon Coders.

Equity Leader-in-Training (This position at EDMO® Equity camp locations only. Unique application required)

  • Cultivate leadership potential by learning foundational leadership skills through the lens of equitable youth development programming.
  • Commit to the entire length of the Equity program (4 – 6 weeks)
  • Exposure to the various facets of the camp experience by shadowing the CD’s, Coaches, Instructors, and Counselors.  
  • Assigned to specific members of the team during the camp day and responsible for tasks/duties as assigned.

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

  • When you enroll, you will need to select/complete the following:
    • Camp Location
    • Weeks you Wish to Participate in the LIT program
  • LITs need to volunteer at least two weeksWeeks do not need to be consecutive.
  • A weekly program fee of $99/week (Bay Area) and $69 (Sonoma & Sacramento region) will be charged. Enrollment Fees are waived if you are working at one of our Bay Area Equity sites. Program fees are 100% refundable until April 30.
    Enroll Online

Enroll in our Leader-in-Training Program Equity (Alameda (Equity), SF – Glen Park & SF – Mission).

  • To become an Equity Program LIT, applicants must complete an online application:
    English Application Spanish Application OR Download an application and mail it to Camp EDMO, 2300 Merced Street, San Leandro, CA 94577
    English Application Spanish Application
  • Select the desired Equity Program camp location
  • Commit to the entire length of the 4-6 week program
  • Please note there is no enrollment fee for LITs working at an equity site.
Aside from having a fun summer, LIT’s will 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 site’s Camp Director.
  • 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 you receive an email after camp stating that you’ve been invited to apply with a priority application for Summer 2021!

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 scholarship program provides five, 2-week scholarships to youth entering 9th-12th grade in Fall of 2020 who meet the requirements of a Camp EDMO® Leader-in-Training, but need financial assistance to participate.  Visit our Leader-in-Training (LIT) Scholarship Program Page to learn more.

English Application Spanish Application

$69-$99/week (Pricing Varies by Location)
“This has been my third year as an LIT and I am so grateful for the experience! I enjoyed every moment and am very excited at the prospect of being a counselor next year. ”
– Ivan H., SF-Castro Leader-in-Training