YMCA Alexandria Leadership Camp | YMCA DC

YMCA Alexandria Leadership Camp


Counselors-in-Training is a teen program specifically designed for our future leaders. This two-phase program first sends your teen through a week of training in working with 5-12 year olds, leading groups, camp songs, group games, crafts, and much more! After successfully completing training and achieving CIT status, participants will be assigned to assist our talented day camp staff with the daily operation of camps. This program provides an excellent opportunity for these teens to learn hands-on job experience and responsibilities, while still under the supervision of our camp staff team. Teens earn 10 SSL hours for their Training Week and 30 SSL hours for their placement weeks—for a total of 40 SSL hours per session.   


Campers will learn the basics of risk management, practice communicating expectations at the pool, assist with aquatics safety at camp as well as enjoy camp songs, group games, crafts, and the usual camp fun. Campers who complete the program will earn 10 SSL hours as well as a certificate of completion for the Jr Lifeguarding portion.