Leaders in Training
This 3-week residential program is for young people who are interested in and ready for the responsibility of
caring for children in a camp environment while passing on the Hidden Villa legacy of social and environmental
LIT participants begin learning some of the skills they will need as counselors, supporting camp programs, as
well as enjoying some camp fun of their own. Topics covered in LIT are communication techniques, conflict
resolution, and some basic leadership skills to use with groups of campers. Trainees have the opportunity to
practice these skills and work with experienced counselors in our Day Camp programs by doing a volunteer
internship for one week following this training.
To Apply: There are limited spots available let Ms. Neal know if you are interested
Apply here: https://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/catalog/137-overnight-leaders-in-training/region-HV/
Cost is $200 for DCP students (normally $1,310)
When? June 15 - 26 PLUS 1-week volunteer internship (June 29 - July 3 OR July 8-12)
Farm & Wilderness Camp (Grades 7-9)
Farm & Wilderness campers build close relationships within a small group. They live at the primitive Hollow Oak campsite at Hidden Villa for nine days and go on a three-day mid-session backpack trip to Black Mountain, which is 10 mile round trip. While on the trail, campers work toward team-building and achieving group goals. Campers and counselors care for the farm animals (cows, goats, pigs, sheep, chickens). Each day they choose from a variety of activities—hiking, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, sports, or gardening. Evenings are spent storytelling, sharing music, or taking a moonlight swim.
Cost is $200 for DCP students (normally $1,510)
If interested, please contact Ms. Neal to reserve your spot.
Session 1: June 17-28 Session 2: July 1-12 Session 3: July 22 – Aug 2