Summer Teen Leadership Opportunities

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Grade: 8-12Location: Seattle Area, Camp SealthDate(s): June - AugustCost: Varies

Summer Teen Leadership Opportunities

All Summer Teen Leadership Programs require either registration or application through our third-party registration system, UltraCamp. Read about our opportunities below.

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8th Grade

Day Camp Counselor In Training (CIT)

Spend a week at Camp Fire Day Camp near you learning about what it takes to be a Day Camp Counselor. You’ll spend time with other CITs learning about leadership and working with kids while enjoying some of your favorite Day Camp activities. CITs will also get a chance to shadow Teen Counselors and their camper groups for part of the week to try out your new skills! View our Day Camp Locations

Adventure Camps at Camp Sealth

Practice your leadership skills while adventuring to a variety of destinations and experiencing new things. Teens will gain insight into their own personal goals and learn to challenge themselves to try new things and be a part of a team. Backpack, rock climb, river raft, or explore the natural setting of the Puget Sound region. Learn More About Adventure Camps

9th-10th Grade

Day Camp LEAD Program

Teens entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall are eligible to volunteer as LEADs, standing for Leadership, Engage, Act, and Discover. LEADs will spend time in a variety of program areas such as games, outdoor cooking, arts & crafts, nature, and more. LEAD participants will earn community service hours for their volunteer work at our Day Camps.

All Day Camp LEADs must attend training prior to their volunteer week. ALL must attend an Off-Site Day Camp Training held at various times and locations throughout the spring and early summer, as well as the specific Onsite training held at the camp location. View our Day Camp Locations
The Day Camp LEAD program is available at all day camp locations except Camp Sealth.

Camp Sealth Leadership Focus at Camp Sealth

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. This program is a great intro to Counselor-In-Training. Learn more about Leadership Focus!

10th-11th Grade

Camp Sealth Counselor In Training (CIT) Program

Join a group of spirited teens at Camp Sealth for a four-week program preparing you for leadership opportunities at Camp Sealth and beyond. Find out more!

Camp Sealth Riding Staff In Training (RSIT) Program

Teens with prior horsemanship experience can attend this four-week training program at Camp Sealth preparing you for horse focused leadership opportunities at Camp Sealth and beyond. Find out more!

11th-12th Grade

Day Camp Teen Counselor

Teens entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall can volunteer at Camp Fire Day Camps as Teen Counselors. With your co-counselor, you will be assigned a group of campers and lead them through their week at Day Camp. On some occasions Teen Counselors will assist at various program areas such as outdoor cooking, arts & crafts and more. Teen Counselors will earn community service hours for this program.

All Teen Counselors must attend training prior to their volunteer week.  All Teen Counselors must attend an Off-Site Training held at various times and locations throughout the spring and early summer, as well as the specific Onsite training for the camp location. View our Day Camp Locations

Camp Sealth LEAD Program

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. LEADs, standing for Leadership, Engage, Act, and Discover, attend one week of training at the beginning of the summer and then volunteer for three additional sessions throughout the summer. As volunteers, LEADs are placed as assistant cabin leaders, activity leaders, or support staff. Formerly the High School Internship program. Learn more about this opportunity!