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Leading the Way

These programs form a link between program participants/campers, and employed positions at the Y. Combining supervised leadership skills development, instruction in conducting camp and recreational activities and closely supervised leadership experiences with campers on a regular basis.


Leaders In Training – L.I.T.

The Leaders In Training program is designed to keep the early teenage camper engaged as they continue their summer camp experience and prepare for the prospect of employment. Our excited and energetic staff delivers an exciting daily schedule that differs from that of our younger campers. This choice-based, teen friendly schedule blends your older campers’ favorite adventure activities with a strong focus on community care and on-site service projects. LIT’s also begin honing their teaching skills as they participate in our apprentice program, in which they shadow specialty staff in program areas such as boating, ropes course, archery, music and the arts!


Counselors In Training – C.I.T.

The Counselors In Training program consists of a group of dedicated campers who have decided to continue their journey toward becoming an official member of the YMCA Cape Cod summer camp staff team. CIT’s commit themselves to an 8-week camp session that includes a one-week leadership workshop led by supervisory professionals. CIT’s continue the apprentice program by shadowing actual Camp Lyndon group leaders as they learn on the job how to successfully manage a highly energetic group of children during the day camp schedule.

CITs must apply and be interviewed and accepted before registering. All interested campers should call to schedule an interview at (508) 362-6500 x 1305.



Successful completion of this 35+ hour course will provide certification in Lifeguard Training, Waterfront, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administration. Must be 15 years of age or older to participate For more information please call the Aquatics Coordinator (508)362-6500 x 1242.










Y Achievers Program

Our Mission is to help teens discover and pursue higher education and career goals by equipping them with the skills and community role models they need to get there. For more information click here or contact the Achiever Program Director here, or 508-362-6500 x 1270

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