The Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program is designed for youth who will enter 9th and 10th grade in the Fall of 2020. 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 must apply for the program and take part in a phone interview prior to acceptance.  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.

Available sessions and fees available on the L.I.T. Fees page.

An important component of the L.I.T. program is our off-site overnight. The two-night off-site overnight will take place Wednesday, June 17th – Friday, June 19th. A second one-night overnight at HPR will take place Monday, August 3rd

​HPR is closed Friday, July 3rd

“[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 year