Become a Leader In Training
The Trackers Leader in Training program is 1 week of leadership and traditional skills training followed by 3 weeks of camp leadership experience as a Leader in Training with younger campers.
The Trackers Leader in Training program is your opportunity to train with some of the best educators in the outdoor field while developing key leadership skills. This may be presented as a wilderness survival scenario, designing a garden plot, or training with your team to ensure that campers feel comfortable, safe, and happy.
Our 1 week of overnight expedition leadership training is followed by a 3 week commitment to apply what you learn at our summer camps. These are called your Field Training Weeks.
Prospective LITs entering grades 10, 11, or 12 in Fall 2015 may complete their field training in our day or overnight programs.
Prospective LITs entering grade 9 in Fall 2015 may complete their field training in our Berkeley or Marin day programs only.
Overnight camps take place at our wilderness site in the Santa Cruz Mountains, while our day camps start each day at our urban headquarters before heading out into Bay Area green spaces for their adventures. The LIT Training Week is an overnight week for all LITs, regardless of whether they later complete their field weeks in our overnight or day camp programs.
Choose Your Guild
When you register for the Leader in Training Program you choose your Field Training weeks from our many camp themes across all four of our Guilds. LITs may choose to train intensively in one Guild or across the Guilds. As summer approaches you will be sent information about choosing your 3 training week dates and themes. Skills of each Guild include...
- Rangers Guild
- Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Tracking and the Curriculum of Shadows: Invisibility & Stealth
- Wilders Guild
- Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants, Homesteading Crafts and the Wilders Garden
- Mariners Guild
- Navigation, Water & Ocean Harvest and the Compass Rose: Marine Ecology and Sea Lore
- Artisans Guild
- Storytelling, Fine Crafts and The Remembering: Place-Based Learning