Inspired by past campers who wanted to give back (and didn’t want to stop coming to Day Camp!), the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program gives teens the opportunity to mentor and teach younger campers while learning about science and leadership skills. Our LIT’s are a large part of what makes Bird Conservancy’s Summer Camps such an incredible experience for our campers both new to and experienced in the world of birds!

All LITs will participate in a training to get them ready for the summer season. LIT training will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Environmental Learning Center in Brighton, CO. Following that, LITs will sign up to assist with one or more Day Camp(s) throughout the summer. Furthermore, once the summer sessions have finished, our LIT’s have the opportunity to help with our Winter Break Camp as well as other community events throughout the rest of the year!

Prospective LITs should apply to the program onlineSpace is extremely limited, so we encourage early applications. Registration is now open. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, but please submit by April 1st for full consideration.

To learn more about the LIT Program, please click here to download the Leaders in Training Handbook 2023.

The LIT Program also falls under our Day Camps, please click here to download the 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook

The LIT program is a Bird Conservancy Camps program that is provided at no cost to all participants thanks to generous funding from our donors and grants.

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For more information
about the LIT program:

Payson Cronen Smith
Environmental Educator

A Leader-in-Training
with 2022 The Big Week campers

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