Our LIT & CIT programs are for high school students (16 +) who aspire to be future leaders.



Sessions 3-4 and 8-9.

This is a two-week camp program. You must have completed your sophomore year of high school.

The LIT program is a challenging camp experience designed to mold future leaders. The LIT program emphasizes the importance of self-reliance and will push campers to evaluate themselves. This is an important step towards becoming a CIT. LITs will work together doing team building, traditional camp activities as well as an overnight canoe trip. This program will help teens to become better team players, problem solvers and leaders.

Counselors-In-Training (CIT) - Sessions 1-4, 2022.

This is a four-week camp program. You must have completed your junior year of high school. 

This CIT program is an intense look into what it takes to become a counselor at YMCA Camp Lakewood. The four week course begins with two weeks of intensive child care skill training and program training. In the third week, CITs shadow camp’s counselors in our youngest cabins while still receiving more hands-on training. In the final week, CITs will be put to the test by being assigned a cabin where they take on a leadership role. This is a highly rigorous program and all interested campers must complete an application/interview to be considered for the program. 

Note: Application, essay and references are due by April 26th. Information can be found in the Parent Dashboard. Announcements about acceptance in to the program will be emailed to parents/guardians by May 1st. Completing the CIT program does not guarantee hire as a cabin counselor. 


2022 Session & Pricing at a Glance

We offer scholarships to those who qualify to ensure that all children have this wonderful opportunity. You can view our Financial Aid information here. 

For questions, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly at 573.438.2155, or by email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org.