While many of the activities stay the same throughout the course of a campers’ years at Laney, the program grows with the camper, challenging older boys to take on new roles and responsibilities as they mature.
These boys may come for our One Week Junior Camp Sessions or Two Week Full Sessions.
The Junior Camp Sessions are very similar to the Two Week Sessions, however, boys do not attend dances and have their own special night activities, including a Tribe Competition and Campfire.
Boys in these grades attend our Two Week Full Sessions.
These boys attend our Two Week Full Sessions and are automatically enrolled in our CIT Program (Counselor In Training).
The Counselor In Training Program is designed for our older boys to take on more responsibility in order to begin to understand the role of our counselors. Each day the boys have the opportunity to help facilitate one activity period by assisting younger campers.
Some evenings the CIT’s have their own night activities, including a night hike to a secluded location by Little River where they cook hotdogs and s’mores.
After 9th grade, boys have a choice. They can sign up to be a regular camper and CIT or they can apply to be a Working Counselor In Training (WCIT). Only 12 WCITs are selected each session, so boys finishing 10th grade do have first priority.
These boys can apply to be a part of our WCIT Program and come to camp for a Two Week Full Session. While there is no cost for attending camp, there is also no compensation.
The WCIT Program allows the boys to take on even more responsibility, helping serve meals, cleaning the kitchen, and serving at breaks. They rotate between helping with the ropes course, adventure sports activities, and helping with younger campers. This gives them the opportunity to begin learning the core role of our staff, which is taking care of the campers, while under supervision from our counselors.
These young men can now apply to be a part of the Laney Staff and are considered Junior Counselors. They have all the same expectations and responsibilities as camp counselors, however, they only work for half of the summer (either 1st & 2nd Session OR 3rd & 4th Session). Junior Counselors are required to attend the full week of Staff Training as well.