Leader In Training Program (LIT) 2020

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The Leader in Training (LIT) program is for male and female high school youth who have completed at least 10th grade and will be 16 years old by course completion dates. Applicants can be no older than 18 at the time they complete the LIT program.

This four-week, intensive leadership experience is well-regarded in our region and offers a memorable and for many, life changing, small group experience that challenges participants mentally, physically and spiritually. The LIT program prepares youth for leadership in their schools, churches and communities, as well as camp. LITs have the opportunity to earn Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid and US Sailing counselor or apply for consideration for Advanced Counselor Training (4 spaces per LIT session).

In addition, LITs work on outdoor living skills including Leave No Trace programs, participate in Bible study and physical fitness programs. Most of the time is spent at camp, but it is not a typical summer camp experience. Focus is on instruction for the certifications as well as other areas listed above.

2020 Sessions
Session I: June 14 - July 11
Session II: July 12 - August 8
Cost: TBA
16 spaces available for each session (8 males and 8 females)

LIT selection is a highly competitive process and we encourage you to submit your completed application and three reference letters as soon as possible.

Click here for LIT Reference Letter Guidelines

Prior Don Lee camper experience is not required. Youth are selected based on the leadership potential they have demonstrated at school, camp, church or other setting. Preference is given to older, qualified candidates. Deadline for application submission and reference letters (three required): Friday, October 25, 2019.

If you or someone you know is interested in the Hannah Viall Scholarship Program, please go to
to learn more and access the scholarship application (due at the time of the LIT application).

All applicants will know the status of their applications no later than November 1, 2019. If accepted, you and your parents will be required to register for your LIT session and place a $500 deposit by Monday, November 11, 2019.

Click Here To View and Complete the Application

Questions? Email info@donleecenter.org

Mariner and Portsmouth Applications will be available October 1, 2019