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 2016 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 at either our day or overnight camps, guiding younger campers.
New for 2016: LITs intending to complete Field Weeks at Overnight Camp must do so during the 2-week session immediately following their training. Please review our overnight camp options prior to choosing your training week. This year's overnight camps have very limited space, and the majority of LITs will be completing their field weeks at Day Camp. Spaces at overnight camp for LIT Field Weeks will be allocated at the discretion of the program directors, based on age and conduct at training.
Grade 6-8 Junior Leaders in Training (jLIT)jLITs also begin with one week of overnight training. You make new friends, develop outdoor skills and learn what it takes to be a leader within Trackers Earth and your community. After overnight training, jLITs spend one week of day camp mentoring our Grade K or Grade 1 programs. We encourage jLITs to complete this week during the session(s) immediately following your Training Week, and we schedule it after your registration.
Training Weeks: We leave on our our Trackers Buses at 10 AM from our Berkeley location on Sunday morning and return the following Friday by 3 PM.
Orientation Week Locations Our LIT training weeks during the 1st and 2nd training weeks will be a rustic camping retreat in the Redwoods of Humboldt County. The 3rd week will take place in the Sierra mountains. Both locations are designed to build community and leadership skills in our LIT recruits.
Overnight Camp Field Week Locations
Session 1 (June 27 - July 7) and Session 2 (July 18 - July 28): Our new Camp Trackers Adventure is 11 day, 10 night mobile expedition exploring the Northern California coast. Learn more
Session 3 (August 8 - 18): Realms of the Golden Gate Overnight will take place in our beautiful forested overnight facility in the Santa Cruz mountains. Learn more
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 Exact location TBD, near the Highway 24/680 interchange
Larkspur Piper Park, 250 Doherty Dr. Conveniently located just off of Highway 101 in Larkspur.
Novato Stafford Lake Park, 3751 Novato Blvd. Near 101 in Novato in a beautiful park setting.