All of One Heartland’s programs seek to provide youth with opportunities to develop the skills that will help them grow into strong leaders.  For participants ages 16-18 interested in more intentionally developing their leadership skills, job skills, or the skills needed to work at camp in the future, One Heartland offers a two progressive leadership programs. It is highly recommended that you participate in both, but not required.


Leaders-In-Training (LIT)

Leaders in Training (LIT) is for participants ages 16 or 17. As an LIT, you’ll gain valuable leadership skills that will prepare you to work at camp or in another future career.  Go behind-the-scenes and see what it takes to keep camp running smoothly, learn interview and job skills, and shadow a staff member and help lead their cabin. Our LIT program is open to participants who are eligible for Camp True Colors or Camp Heartland, as well as past One Heartland campers from other populations.  To be accepted into the LIT program, there is an application that must be completed by the participant as part of the regular registration process.   


Junior Counselors (JC)

Junior Counselors (JC) is for participants age 18. It is great exposure to all of our camp sessions and for those who participated in our LIT program in sessions prior, a second stepping stone to becoming a strong, full summer staff member! Applicants with some or no One Heartland experience OR have completed a LIT/CIT program with another camp are still eligible to participate!

As a JC you’ll go through a shortened “express” version of our staff training, and then continue to develop your skills by being fully immersed working alongside One Heartland’s summer staff in your choice of area(s). JCs receive a stipend for participating in the program. 

Participants interested in JC must complete an application and an interview.  To apply, please go through the same portal as staff.

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