The LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM at Camp West Woods is designed for students entering grades 9 and 10. This unique program enables campers to develop leadership and employment skills, while making friends and having fun in a supervised environment. Special programs, including field trips and in-camp events, are included in the schedule for the summer.
First-year LTPs (entering 9th grade) have assignments with groups or specialty areas (such as swimming or ropes) in the morning. During the afternoon, they have a meeting with the LTP Coordinator and then participate in camp activities as campers. Their rotations with an assigned group usually last two weeks; at the end of the rotation, they receive a written evaluation.
Second-year LTPs (entering 10th grade) are assigned to a group or specialty area for most of the camp day. Rotations with an assigned group usually last two weeks; at the end of the rotation, they receive a written evaluation to help them track their progress. Second-year LTPs participate in a daily meeting, and also get a period of free choice. The focus for the second-year LTPs is on acquiring important leadership and job skills that they can carry with them to future places of employment.
Due to space limitations, we are unable to admit any new 10th graders into the program. Only campers entering 10th grade who participated in the Leadership Training Program last summer will be considered for enrollment.
In order to get the most out of the LTP program, it is essential that all LTPs attend camp for a minimum of four weeks.