IN-TRAINING

Rising Juniors  - Seniors

Looking for a way to spend your summer having fun and making a positive impact in a place you love? We’ve got iT!

Our new iT programs were developed as a path to take you from CSM camper to CSM cabin or trip leader. Our iT programs focus on leadership development, giving high schoolers who love camp (that’s you) an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become a camp staff member. You will gain diverse skill sets, impact-driven leadership experience and incredible memories of summers in the mountains with new friends and mentors.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. After applying, our director will reach out to schedule a 10- to 15-minute interview to talk about the program and what dates work best for the candidate. You must be accepted into the program before registration occurs. It is a competitive process, and spaces are limited.

Please register for LiT below. To receive an iT/INTern application, please email us.

teens at campLeader-in-Training (LiT): Rising Juniors

Our LiT program is the first step along the camper-to-staffer path. It is a two-week program for upcoming juniors that focuses on leadership development in the camp environment. During your two weeks at camp, you and other LiTs will gain knowledge about yourselves, learn how to develop and run camp activities and help out in a variety of areas at camp. This two-week program will also include a four-day backpacking trip that will focus on outdoor leadership.

2022 Dates:

Session 1/2: Sunday, June 5 - Friday, June 17

Session 3/4: Sunday, June 19 - Friday, July 1

Session 5/6: Sunday, July 3 - Friday, July 15

Session 7/8: Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 29

Member rate: $918
Non-Member rate: $993

REGISTER

group photo of internsINTerns (INTs): Rising Seniors

INTerns are soon-to-be seniors who want to enjoy camp the summer before they can officially apply to become a Camp Santa Maria staffer. INTs must have completed the LiT program.

As an INT, you will work hard each day but gain satisfaction in knowing you have helped camp function behind the scenes and given back to the camp community. During your time at camp, you and the other INTs will help in all areas of camp, especially in the dining hall, gear garage, camp store, main office and all program areas. INTs will be heavily involved in the evening programs as well.

Being an INT is an amazing opportunity to understand the big picture of camp happenings. It is not a requirement, but it will increase your chance of becoming a staff member at CSM. Being an INT will serve as an in-summer interview before you become a full-fledged cabin or trip leader the following year.

Being an INT offers you an opportunity to give back and serve the camp community for two camp sessions (two weeks). You can sign up for as many INT periods as you like.

2022 Dates

Session 1/2: Sunday, June 5 - Friday, June 17

Session 3/4: Sunday, June 19 - Friday, July 1

Session 5/6: Sunday, July 3 - Friday, July 15

Session 7/8: Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 29

Session 9/Exp: Sunday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 10

Camper registration is free.

To receive an iT/INTern application, please email us.

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