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Summer Teen Leadership Opportunities

Join us in the summer to learn leadership skills at summer camp! Leadership roles begin in 8th grade at Day Camp and in 9th grade at Camp Sealth. Develop your personal leadership style, learn to lead activities, work collaboratively with other teens, and earn community service hours.

Cascade Lakes Backpacking

A great backpack trip for beginners – the Cascade Lakes trip will take you into the central Cascades for an easygoing jaunt into the back country. Familiarize yourself with outdoor living skills and bask in the beauty of two different alpine lakes. Spend 2 nights away, then come back in time to still enjoy some of your classic camp favorites.

Cascades In Action

Fill your week with hiking and camping, learning essential outdoor skills, and rafting among the peaks and whitewater of the North Cascades. Begin and end the week with some of your favorite classic camp traditions too!

Camp Sealth LEAD Program

Learn the challenges and rewards of being a Camp Sealth staff member through this volunteer, second year Teen Leadership program position. You’ll assist counselors, activity specialists, and support staff while learning about all aspects of the job.

Vashon Day Camp

Located on Vashon Island, Washington, Camp Sealth Day Camp offers several weeks of day camp programs. Each week, activities include traditional camp pastimes like arts & crafts, hikes, fishing, swimming, boating and more. There are also specialized activities that revolve around the week’s theme!

Riding Staff In Training

Riding-Staff-In-Training (RSIT) is a four weeklong, in-depth leadership and horsemanship program that builds confidence in working with campers and horses. RSITs develop these skills to work towards one day being camp staff members. RSITs work closely alongside Counselors-In-Training (CITs) but focus on working with horses as well as kids.

Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus is for teens who are excited about leadership, interested in working with kids, or who want to be a camp counselor in the future. This two-week session will combine a traditional camp experience with hands-on leadership opportunities and skills workshops. This program is a great introduction to Sealth’s Counselor-In-Training and Riding-Staff-In-Training programs.

Advanced Riding

For experienced riders who can confidently control a horse at a walk and trot. When ready, advanced riders may try bareback riding and controlling at a lope. Highlights of this program may include a beach ride, leading activities for younger campers, hands-on equine science lessons, and games on horseback, depending on scheduling options and length of session.

Intermediate Riding

For riders who have completed at least two weeks of horse camp or taken riding lessons. Campers must be able to independently control a horse at a walk. They’ll learn new skills in the arena and expand their knowledge of horses through ground lessons.

Beginner Riding

Beginner sessions are for those who have never ridden before, or who have only ridden a few times. Novice horseback riders will learn to start, stop, steer, and to control their horses at a walk. They will also practice new skills through horseback games and drills in the arena, then head out on a trail ride.