Teen Leadership Programs for 2022
There are SO many ways for teens to get back in with Camp Fire in 2022! We think it’s only fair to share them all in one place so you can start your planning NOW! It’s never too late to start your own leadership journey. Check out the highlights of what’s in store in Seattle, Online, and at Camp Sealth.
Winter & Spring Activities
January 15-17, 2022 for Grades 9-12
The Teen Leadership Retreat will be back at Camp Sealth in January! This annual event is geared towards teens who want to learn more about leadership and get involved in Camp Fire and Camp Sealth. Workshops will include individual leadership skills, classic camp activities, and an optional half-day service project in Seattle. We encourage ALL interested teens to attend, regardless of past participation in our programs like LEAD or CIT!
April 11-15, 2022 for Grades 9-12
Teens – hit the road with Camp Fire for your Spring Break Vacation! Take a road trip around Washington state and complete service projects along the way. Projects will vary on each trip and could include environmental conservation, building or maintenance projects, working with children, or working with other non-profit organizations.
Virtual Leadership Programs for Middle & High School Teens
Project Wayfinder: Belonging
Twice a Month for Grades 6-8
Our Belonging program meets twice a month virtually and allows teens to build community by connecting with their peers in a structured and safe environment. Time for socializing, growth, and confidence-building – youth are led by a Camp Fire staff member through activities and discussion.
Project Wayfinder: Purpose
Twice a Month for Grades 9-12
Project Wayfinder: Purpose is for high school students to connect with one another while finding out more about themselves, seeking out what drives them and defines their unique identity. A great opportunity for meeting other peers, having thoughtful social time with a Camp Fire staff member facilitating activities and discussion.
There are not many ways to spend your summer that are more fun or life-changing than our Teen Leadership Programs! Find a whole new community of friends, or reunite with longtime peers as you grow in your leadership, communication, and team-building skills. Most programs also can count for volunteer service hours! These offerings are incredibly popular so make sure to sign up or apply as soon as you can!
Camp Sealth Teen Leadership Applications Open Now!
Counselor-In-Training (CIT) & Riding Staff-In-Training (RSIT)
Summer 2022 at Camp Sealth for Grades 10-11
CIT and RSIT are three week-long, in-depth leadership programs that foster independence, build tangible skills like teamwork and communication, and can be a jumping-off point to learning more about working at camp! Applications are open now, with our first priority review in February.
LEAD – Lead, Engage, Act, and Discover!
Summer 2022 at Camp Sealth for Grades 11-12
Learn the challenges and rewards of being a Camp Sealth staff member through this volunteer, junior staff position. You’ll assist counselors, activity specialists, and support staff while learning about all aspects of the job.
Leadership Focus (filling fast!)
Sessions 3.5 & 6.5 at Camp Sealth for Grades 9-10
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 experience and skills workshops. No application necessary!
Contact Community Program Manager Alex Kirschner for information about all of our Camp Fire leadership opportunities at firstname.lastname@example.org