The Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program is designed for youth who will enter 9th and 10th grade in the Fall of 2021. This program is perfect for youth looking for a leadership development opportunity that also love working with children in a camp setting. L.I.T.s will spend their time participating in camp activities, leadership focused activities, provide service in our community, take part in field trips and assist counselors with a variety of responsibilities around camp. Fridays are our special events days, where each L.I.T. will assist a Traditional Camp group and co-lead games and special events. Due to program demand and availability, eligible campers will apply for the program and take part in a phone interview prior to acceptance (we also feel this is great leadership practice for future employment). The following is a general idea of their daily schedule:
|8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.||Campers arrive*|
|8:30 a.m.||Raise flag, songs and announcements|
|9:00 a.m.||Morning lesson, assist counselors with a.m. rotations or enjoy day trips focused on service, employment skill building or healthy fun designed for young teens.|
|12:00 p.m.||Bag lunch (from home) with their counselor mentor and group|
|1:00 p.m.||Enjoy afternoon activity choices|
|3:00 p.m.||Assist with snack provided by HPR/Assist counselors with small group activities/games and capers|
|3:45 p.m.||Large group games for L.I.T.s|
|4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Pick-up time*|
Extended hours are available in the morning, starting at 7:00 a.m. and in the evening, ending at 5:30 p.m.**
*This summer, due to potential COVID restrictions, we may have to expand our drop off and pick up window to allow for reduced numbers of campers arriving and departing at the same time. Once we receive updated guidelines in the coming months we will update registered families.
**Due to potential COVID restrictions, we will open our extended day registration in the spring once we have received updated guidelines for summer 2021.
Available sessions and fees available on the L.I.T. Fees page.
Overnights & Offsite Experiences:
An important component of the LIT program is the overnights and offsite experiences. We plan to evaluate our ability to do offsite programming once we receive guidance for summer 2021 from the Minnesota Health Department.
HPR is closed Monday, July 5th
“[My daughter] has had a fantastic summer at HPR. She is sad to see it coming to an end. You provide such a wonderful environment for the kids. The character-building, along with the pushing of personal limits and challenges that come along with camp have made a huge impact on her. Being an L.I.T. provided a great transition year for [her] – she sees herself more as a leader/helper now than as a child. I am not sure what her summer would have been like without HPR, but I know it was a lot more fun – and she is a better person for having been to HPR. We are glad you are here making such an impact on so many kids!”
– Parents of an L.I.T. camper returning for her 8th summer at camp