Teen Leadership Programs

All sessions and programs are currently full at reduced capacity. Our hope is that the COVID situation continues to improve and state/county health regulations allow our team to safely move campers from the waitlist into an enrolled status. We recommend registering your camper for all sessions they would be willing and available to attend to increase their odds of enrollment. There is no cost associated with being placed on the waitlist. Our system will collect your card data, notify you of charges, and you will be contacted for card authorization in the event that a space becomes available. To register for the waitlist, click "register my camper" in the upper right hand corner. If you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact our camp office at (303) 647-2313. 

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.


YMCA Member $1329 per session
Nonmember $1416 per session


Session 3/4 - June 27 - July 9

Session 7/8 - July 25 - August 6

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.


YMCA Member $1895 per session
Nonmember $2039 per session


CIT 1 - Session 1 - 4
June 13 - July 9

CIT 2 - Session 5 - 8
July 11 - August 6 

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