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July 01 - 12, 2024

Session 2: Leadership Training Camp for 7-9 graders

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment • 845 West Street AmherstMA  01002 Organized by Hitchcock Center for the Environment
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Leadership Training Camp Entering grades 7 - 9 Mondays - Fridays, 8:45 am - 3 pm Session 2: July 1 – July 12 (two weeks) Fees for 2 week session: Tier A $1080; Tier B $900; Tier C $765; Tier D $585 LTC is a place where teens can develop their skills as naturalists, problem solvers, and community members, and returning leaders can strengthen the skills they’ve been working on. It is designed for those who may want to be a Counselor-in-Training or Junior Counselor at Hitchcock or other camps, who want a chance to build leadership skills in life, or who just want to learn new skills and have some fun. This is done through our “spiral” system, with spirals representing your experience in LTC (spiral 1 for first-year campers, spiral 2 for second-year campers, etc.) and each spiral holding different expectations and skills. We’ll be tackling challenges such as rock climbing, ropes courses, field trips, hikes, and our camping overnight. We’ll take time to learn how to support each other as a group, to work with the younger campers to put what we learn into practice, and to be campers ourselves: playing in the woods and learning about and exploring nature. We expect leaders to be excited to build communication skills like listening and considering the needs of the group and to be willing to challenge themselves by choice in a safe and supportive environment. Leadership Training Camp is jam-packed with outdoor adventures, group challenges, nature hikes, fun, and discussions on what makes good leaders. Please note that drop-off and pick-up times for LTC may change on some days depending on our schedule for that day.


July 01 - 12, 2024

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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The Hitchcock Center for the Environment

845 West Street AmherstMA  01002

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