What is being an LIT All About (written with help from LITs)
Ever wonder what it’s like to be an LIT at Camp Woodstock? We did too, so we asked some of our LIT friends to tell us what it’s like….here’s what they had to share.
LIT stands for Leader In Training…and they are just that! The LIT program here at Camp Woodstock trains tomorrows leaders, whether that means they are the next generation of leaders here at camp or in their communities. They are spending a month at camp, which concludes at the end of this session. (Time flies!) Our LITs want you to know what the program is all about….in the first week, they went camping in Vermont said. One LIT writes, “The Vermont Trip is the time of your life because of how many friendships you make and how much more you can bond with your fellow LITs.” Another adds, “Two days in the woods in Vermont can create 50 different lasting friendships you didn’t have before.” A third said, “We are very happy that we went to Vermont.”
After the Vermont trip, LITs have lots of guest speakers, trainings, and workshops. An LIT tells B.P.P. that “As LITs, we have worked on our leadership skills by leading night games with the campers.”
What an opportunity! Another LIT told us that “One of the best parts of being an LIT is helping to plan cabin activities, and seeing the smiles on campers faces grow.” If that wasn’t cool enough, one LIT reminded us that “In the LIT program, there are a lot of international kids. It’s really cool to have them here because everyone learns about each others cultures and countries.” Another said “We love being LITs because we get to meet new people, learn new things, and have the time of our lives!” How neat!
In the final week of the program, the LITs kick it into high gear, leading Evening Free Swim (even though it got rained out), taking CPR/First Aid/Lifeguarding tests, and even more programming. Tonight is the LIT show, a time honored tradition here at Camp Woodstock, where the LITs plan and perform a sort of variety show for all of camp. They’ll celebrate their successes by visiting the beach for the day tomorrow before running with their cabins for CHAOS.
We are sad that their time is running out, but we are so happy that we’ve gotten to know them over the past month! Lets wish them luck with the time they have left!