Register for Camp - Camp Thompson Carlisle YMCA

Leadership Training

L.I.T. is an exciting and challenging program geared toward building the participants’ leadership skills while still in a supervised and structured environment. During the program participants will develop the following leadership components: time management, leading organized activities, service learning, public speaking and listening. These valuable tools are beneficial in more than the camp community; they will be useful in life as well. Working in small groups, teens will participate in team initiatives, leadership workshops, service projects and all camp activities. As part of the course participants will create, plan and implement a 2-day back-packing trip for themselves at the end of the their course. This is a 2-week residential program, and unlike the younger campers, participants will not go home in between sessions. Parents may visit camp the Friday between sessions to switch out camper laundry, bring additional snacks, or just say Hello. Please make prior arrangements with the camp director.


Age 15 Years Old

Member Fee $525

Non-Member Fee $575

Location Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324)

Sessions This program runs July 7-19, 2024; through the weekend. LIT will complete service work, team building skills, camp activities, and finish their week up with overnight hikes, out of camp trip and leadership speeches. This program is an application process program, all inquiries will submit an email to Bipp ( )and setup a time for an interview ( in-person or zoom) before being able to register. There is an additional one time fee of $30 for each participant due at the time of registration. Non-refundable deposit of $150 is due at the time of registration.