Teen LIT/CIT/SCA Program

Life Saver Overview

Leaders and Counselors In Training

LIT: Grades 8-9 | CIT: Grade 10 or currently 15 years in age

We believe in L.E.A.D.ing with a cause. Our LIT’s, CIT’s and Sports Camp Ambassadors will Learn, Experience, Act, and Develop key leadership skills throughout their summer journey at Eastside. These programs are 4 week commitments.

LIT: The Leaders-in-Training program will give teens the values of teamwork while enjoying several team building activities. Campers will be given opportunities to participate in service projects that leave a lasting impact their camp and the local community the Y serves. Additionally, they will be working closely with camp leadership staff to deliver programming to younger campers. This is a great transitional program for teens that still provides them with the ability to participate in several traditional camp activities, including swimming.

CIT: This hands-on Counselor-in-Training program is intended to provide teens with the opportunity to learn the basic responsibilities of being a camp counselor in a supportive environment. This four-week program provides the perfect mix of experiential learning, leadership, and fun for a memorable summer. Specialty workshops and team building exercises help build skills such as: collaboration, effective teamwork, public speaking, CPR and First Aid, and understanding stages of youth development. Each CIT will be provided the chance to put their newly learned skills into action assisting with both camper groups and instructional areas.

Program Dates:

LIT Sessions & CIT Sessions

Session 1 – 4, June 24 through July 19

Session 5-8 , July 22 through August 16

Sports Camp Ambassadors | Ages 13-15

SCA: The Eastside Youth Sports Camp Ambassadors program is designed for teenagers (13-15 years old) who want to learn what it takes to be a sports camp counselor. If selected, your teen will have the opportunity to work with Sports Camp directors and counselors to provide campers with the best summer sports experience ever! Each ambassador will be asked to teach or demonstrate a skill for the day’s sport and will be a positive role model for the campers. They will work in tandem with counselors to set up fields, prepare equipment, develop their own leadership skills, and model the YMCA’s core values of honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility.  Teens involved in this camp will come out strong, more confident leaders by the end of the four-week program.


LIT/CIT/SCA 4 block session price: $505 YMCA Member | $700 Program Member

A $25 deposit per session is due at the time of registration.


Contact Sarah Mikiewicz, 585-341-4027 or visit the Parent Info page.