Our Y facilities are open. Please check our reopening guide for details before you arrive.


Due to COVID-19, Leaders in Training is canceled this summer. We have teen leadership opportunities available with Lead Boulder.


We have partnered with the Pop Culture Hero Coalition to bring us an innovative curriculum that will enhance the LIT program. LITs will embark on a two-week adventure of fun activities, but also challenges to develop their leadership skills and self-awareness. They’ll reflect on their own strengths and challenges, learn about team building and managing groups, bullying prevention, techniques to improve communication and resolve conflicts, mindfulness, and restorative practices. LITs will find the program not only informative and rewarding but a whole lot of fun, too.

Two-week LIT program: May 26-June 5 (9 days of training)

No program May 25

Entering 8th-10th Grade

LIT Training Location: Platt Middle School

Following the two-week LIT program, LITs will select three additional summer camp weeks supporting local YMCA camps and campers, utilizing their newfound leadership skills and knowledge at local sites. During this 3-week period, the YMCA will offer two evening workshops that will focus on cultural learning and teambuilding.

Participants may choose their three volunteer weeks Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, between June 8-July 17. 

  • Member: $775
  • Non-member: $825

Includes six weeks including two weeks of LIT training and three additional service weeks.

Do not register until you have been accepted into the program.

Application Process

  • Submit application by Friday, May 15.
  • Applicants will be interviewed by the end of May.

If Accepted

  • Must attend all days of the training program.
  • Commit to at least three weeks of service at one of our Y camps for three to five days per week.
  • Attend evening workshops.

New Vista High School

700 20th St, Boulder

Questions about this camp? Contact our camp staff.

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Questions about registration? Contact the Business Office.

303-664-5455 ext. 1295
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