Leadership Development at Cherith
Camp offers leadership training for both girls and boys. The program for girls is called CILT (Campers in Leadership Training) and for boys it is called BUILT (Boys Under Intense Leadership Training).
Both are two-year programs for campers who’ve completed tenth grade and want to develop leadership skills with an emphasis on spiritual growth. It is an intensive commitment, including the planning and implementation of various camp activities, reading and teaching assignments, and finally a week of actual counseling experience on site. It gives participants the tools necessary to serve as an effective staff member at Camp Cherith.
Both programs begin with two weeks at camp. Outside the camping season, the participants meet as a group with their respective CILT or BUILT coordinator(s) and mentor(s) for instruction sessions. Interested candidates should select CILT or BUILT when registering.
CILT 1 (first year): Girls Weeks 3 & 4
CILT 2 (second year): Girls Weeks 1 & 2
Click HERE for the required CILT application form.
Campers may complete BUILT training during Boys Week 1 or Boys Week 2.
Click HERE for the required BUILT application.
Other Camp Work Opportunities
On-site work opportunities are available to campers who’ve completed at least sixth grade. These jobs offer a chance to gain experience as Kitchen Aides or Corral Aides (boys) and Sweat and Serve (girls). Participants receive a reduced camp fee. Indicate your interest when you register.
“I enjoyed working in the kitchen with the cooks. It was a way to serve, plus I was able to pay part of my way.” —Shannon