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Leader-in-Training (LIT)

Through our volunteer Leader-in-Training (LIT) program at Cincinnati Nature Center, our goal is to help our teens (ages 13-17) develop leadership skills for life.

Our LITs are a vital part of our camp team. “Camp is for the campers,” and LITs play an integral role in providing the best possible experience in nature for the youth who attend our camps. From helping our counselors on nature hikes, to leading games, to being positive role models for campers, our LITs fill an important niche at camp.

Who can apply?

Teenagers with a passion for nature who are interested in helping to inspire that passion in our campers. Ages 13-17 may apply. (Ages 18+ may apply to become camp staff.)


LIT Interviews

All teens interested in applying to become a new LIT at CincyNature Camps must first interview with the Camp Director, Bekah Cohen. Other camp/Cincinnati Nature Center staff may also help conduct these interviews. While our questions will be directed at the LIT interviewees, we ask that one of the teen’s parents or guardians also attend the interview in order to hear all of our expectations for our LITs. Expect interviews to last approximately 1 hour. Interviews are conducted in group format. You will be prompted to choose an LIT interview date during the application process.

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