1st Year Leadership Programs
Leadership Campers and Leaders-in-Training


The Leadership Camper (LC) program is designed to provide a week of community, education, recreation and growth for 17 year-olds who are in the process of becoming the leaders of their own lives. Participants join us for a week-long summer session, and live in the cabin with their peers and Leadership Counselors. LC’s take part in a variety of workshops and activities to learn different leadership skills including: communication, decision making, conflict resolution, public speaking, and role modeling.

Our 1st year Leader-In-Training (LIT) program is specifically for campers who’s medical requirements include dialysis or care for hemophilia. As LITs, participants join us to develop their leadership skills and gain insight into our camp program. Participants partner with cabin and program mentors who serve as resources and role models during their camp session. The opportunity offers a hands-on learning experience.

How to Apply

  • You must be a previous camper in good standing with The Painted Turtle or a member of the medical community we serve
  • You must be 17 years old by the session for which you are applying

The application includes:

  • Medical Requirements
  • Applicant Information
  • Reference Forms – Please list two references on the reference forms provided
  • Leadership Questionnaire

Applications are available through our Campsite database