YMCA Camp Chase

Leadership Programs

The YMCA Leadership Programs are a week long or the ease of the family schedule. The program is designed to meet the needs of the individual teen by providing them with skill development and valuable personal and group living experiences.

Leaders in training

Our Leadership camps allow teens to participate in a structured program that includes:

  • Leadership and teaching skills in Aquatics, Physical Education, and Special Interest areas
  • Character Development and Values Education
  • Elective programs in a broad area of interests

Leadership camps are designed to meet the following goals and objectives:

  • To supplement the work of the local YMCA in training its young people who have demonstrated leadership potential
  • To offer a mentoring experience with volunteers and professionals to stimulate their continuing interest in the work of the YMCA
  • To introduce methods of teaching and leadership skills, qualifying them in turn to initiate training in their own YMCA
  • To enhance leadership capabilities including teaching and performance skills in physical education, aquatics, recreation, character development, and other areas of YMCA youth work
  • To acquire the human relations skills necessary to translate personal values into positive action
  • To have the most amount of fun possible in one summer!!!!

Leaders In Training (LIT)

9th Graders
Available All Weeks
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*Registers under traditional camp*

Counselors In Training (CIT)

10th Graders
Available All Weeks
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*Registers under traditional camp*


Junior Counselor (JC)

11th & 12th Grades Only
Available All Weeks

The junior counselor program at Camp Chase is a highly selective program and requires successful completion of our Counselor-in-Training Program or a comparable community service experience and three letters of recommendation. Junior counselors are assigned to a specific age group and assist counselors in leading games, running activities, fostering group cohesion, and supervising campers. This volunteer position requires 40 hours of staff training and a four week minimum commitment (OK if non-continuous).

Click HERE for application.

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