Sharpen your skills with children, learn to lead camp activities, and go behind the scenes to see what makes camp happen! Killoqua offers two teen leadership programs this summer:
Day Camp Assistant (grades 8 and older)
Counselor-In-Training (grades 11-12)
In Killoqua’s summer Leadership Programs, teens increase their skills and confidence as leaders, using the camp community as a supportive environment to take on new challenges. Sharpen your skills with children, learn to lead camp activities, and go behind the scenes to see what makes camp happen!
Do you like working with kids? Are you looking for a new challenge this summer? Check out our DCA program, where you will learn new leadership skills and get the chance to try them out with guidance from a trained staff member. DCAs are paired with a counselor and a group of campers. They assist with all aspects of the daily program and have a lot of fun along the way! This is a volunteer program: you come to camp each day and spend the night at home each night. Participation in this program is free.
An application is required for this program; participants must reapply each year.
Reference Form (each applicant needs 3 references)
CITs develop important skills for working with children and each other—teaching positive behavior and values, listening skills, reinforcing creativity and much more. In addition, you will learn about child development and how to work with campers with specials needs. As a CIT you will get lots of first-hand experience working directly with younger campers under the mentorship of our trained camp staff.
CIT 1 is for campers entering 11th grade in fall of 2024. This is a 3-week entry-level leadership program for those interested in working with youth and becoming a Camp Killoqua staff member in the future.
CIT 2 is for campers who participated in CIT 1 in 2023. This is a 4-week program to provide participants with a deep dive and extensive training for becoming a staff member at Camp Killoqua.
An application and references are required for this program; participants must reapply each year.