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Leader in Training:

Teen Leadership Program

Join our Leader in Training (LIT) program! Apprentice in outdoor leadership skills with Trackers Earth. Begin with one week of camp training followed by leadership experience helping to guide younger campers. Work with some of the best outdoor educators to develop your own connection to nature and community.

Along with leadership skills, your apprentice training also introduces you to teaching with Trackers Earth. You could be a Leader in Training at camps teaching wilderness survival, homesteading, archery, role-playing stories and much more.

Your registration fee is all-inclusive, covering both the Training Week and Field Weeks.

Summer Camps 2017 Bay Area

Grade 9-12 Leaders in Training (LIT) You begin with one week of overnight leadership training. During this week you meet new friends, learn outdoor skills and explore a leadership role within Trackers Earth and your community. You finish the program with two Field Weeks guiding younger campers in our day camp programs. These day camp field weeks may be completed in our Berkeley or Walnut Creek camps. 

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Drop-off/Pick-up Time

Training Weeks: We leave on our Trackers buses at 7:30 AM from our Berkeley location on Monday morning and return the following Friday by 3 PM.


Orientation Week Locations Our LIT training week locations are TBD, location coming soon. 

Day Camp Field Week Locations

Berkeley 3049 Adeline St. The Guild Hall is conveniently located across the street from the Ashby BART station.

Walnut Creek Location TBD for 2017, coming soon.

LIT-Specific Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ addresses LIT specific questions. You can also always call our office directly at 510-575-9444 or use our Contact Form.

When and where do LITs complete Field Weeks?

Field weeks spent assisting in our programs are optional, but a highly encouraged part of leadership trainings. Student leaders may attend any week of day camp after their training week, and generally LITs complete 2 field weeks. 

Why are Overnight field weeks not an option this year?

We are not conducting any site based overnight programs in the Bay Area in 2017, and our mobile overnight programs are restricted in size by wilderness permits. We hope to revive our Bay Area site-based overnight camps in future years.

Will you be running a Junior LIT program this year for grades 6-8?

We are putting the jLIT program on hold for summer 2017. We hope to return to jLIT in 2018.

How do we choose day camp locations and themes for Field Weeks for LITs grade 9-12?

For day camp LITs, theme and location (Walnut Creek vs. Berkeley) selection will happen during Training Week.

May LITs attend more than 2 day camp Field Weeks?

LITs are welcome to join us for additional weeks of Day Camp.

Can an LIT from a previous summer attend just the Field Weeks and not the training week?

We ask that all LITs attend training each year to refresh their knowledge and expand their skills.

Can being an LIT lead to employment at Trackers?

Although we do not guarantee future employment, we enthusiastically accept applications from alumni LITs age 16+ for summer jobs as Guild Interns in our day camps. Please see our employment page for more information.

How are students evaluated?

At the end of each week a Program Mentor gives provides an evaluation. We cover how the student was able to teach basic to complex outdoor educational skills, plus their leadership accomplishments for the all important social structure of the camp.