Leaders in Training

Our Leaders in Training (LIT) program is for students ages 13-18 who have a desire to volunteer at New Life Camp during the year, and who may also be interested in serving on our summer staff in future years.


  • Registration opens: October 8.  Click here to register.
  • Deadline to Register: February 21
  • Application, Manual, and Test Posted Online: March 3
  • Deadline to Complete Application, Manual, and Test: March 27
  • LIT Week Assignments emailed to applicants: April 22
  • LIT Orientation: Sunday, May 17 @ 3-8 pm

Application, Manual, and Test

  • Will be posted here on March 3, 2020

Process for Becoming an LIT

  1. The applicant must be 13 years or older by June 1, 2020.
  2. Register online for LIT Orientation – even if you attended LIT Training in the past, you are required to attend again to participate each year.
  3. Read LIT Manual after it is posted on March 3.
  4. Complete LIT Application and Test by March 27.
  5. NLC staff will evaluate all applications.
  6. NLC will email those who will not be used for the summer of 2020 on April 22.
  7. NLC will email those who will be asked to volunteer for the summer of 2020 on April 22.
  8. NLC will contact LITs the week prior to their assigned week in order to confirm.
    • If LITs wait until this time to decline the week, it will affect their eligibility to be called upon in the future.

LIT Roles during Summer Camp

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

  • Two Counselors-In-Training are assigned to each Day Camp huddle or Overnight Camp cabin during every given week of camp.
  • Their job as a CIT is shadowing the counselors of that huddle/cabin, helping with supervision and group control while also building relationships with the campers and serving as a role model.
  • Hours:
    • Overnight Camp CIT: Sunday @ 3:30 pm – Friday @ 6:30 pm
    • Day Camp CIT: Monday-Thursday @ 8 am – 5 pm, Friday @ 8 am – 6:30 pm

Program-Staff-in-Training (PSIT)

  • Program-Staff-In-Training are assigned to help with different Program Staff roles during a given week. Their role is to shadow a Program Staff, helping with a variety of jobs such as facilitating games and electives, cleaning, and supervision.
  • PSITs are generally assigned a huddle/cabin to be with when they have time, so that they also have the opportunity to build relationships with individual campers outside of their job times.
  • Hours: Overnight position, Sunday @ 3:30 pm – Friday @ 6:30 pm

Kitchen-Staff-in-Training (KSIT)

  • Kitchen-Staff-In-Training are assigned to shadow the kitchen staff by helping with meal preparation and setup (4 meals/day = lots of prep!).
  • Hours: Daytime position, does not spend the night. Monday-Thursday @ 8 am – 4 pm

LIT Roles Throughout the Year

Summer Camp LIT’s also have the opportunity to volunteer for events through the academic year such as SN@C and retreats. We will be in contact with those opportunities after Summer Camp.


You’re welcome to contact us!