Teen Leadership Programs

Leadership Development Program

Rising freshmen & sophomores, two weeks

This two-week program guides teens in the fundamentals of leadership. Participation in the LDP allows campers to take on more responsibilities at camp and helps each individual grow into a confident leader and team player. Previous summers at Camp Shady Brook are not a prerequisite.

2022 Session Dates & Rates

YMCA Member $1395 per session
Nonmember $1487 per session

Session 3 - 4 - June 26 - July 8

Session 7 - 8 - July 24 - August 5

Counselor-in-Training Program

Rising juniors and seniors, four weeks

We’re proud that many of our campers eventually want to come back to Camp Shady Brook in a different capacity – as leaders for the next generation. The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is a powerful and amazing leadership development program for high school students. Teens learn how to become exceptional leaders at camp with skill-building opportunities in leadership, child development, safety, relationship building, character development and program skills critical for leaders at Camp Shady Brook. Through observation, mentoring and hands-on work, teens gain knowledge and skills that equip them to be leaders at Camp Shady Brook, with children and within team environments. In addition, CITs will have the opportunity to learn skill sets in a specific area at camp: the barn, ropes course or kitchen. Previous summers at Camp Shady Brook are not a prerequisite for the CIT program.

2022 Session Dates & Rates

YMCA Member $1990 per session
Nonmember $2141 per session

CIT 1 - Session 1 - 4
June 12 - July 8 

CIT 2 - Session 5 - 8
July 10 - August 5

*Please note that completion of the CIT program does not guarantee a future offer of employment with CSB.