Student Life
Summer Programs

Leaders In Training (LIT)

The LIT program is for students entering 9th and 10th grades, as they transition from day campers into future counselors. LITs receive training and instruction as well as hands-on shadowing and engagement opportunities with campers and staff. The goal for LITs is to develop independence, leadership, and a sense of responsibility, while still enjoying the social aspect and activities of camp. Applications are now open.
An application, reference, and registration fee (upon approval of application) are required. This is a minimum 5-week commitment, which includes participation in Camp by the Bay with kindergarten - 5th-grade campers. All LITs must be available for all of the LIT and Leaders Training Week from June 10-14, and at least two full sessions of Camp by the Bay.

Spaces are limited, and candidates must submit an online application for review and approval before registering. Registration for approved candidates will open in the spring.

Application deadline: March 1, 2024
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  • LIT Training Week: June 10-14, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (daily schedule is subject to change)
  • At least 2 full sessions of Camp by the Bay:
      • Session 1: June 17 - 28 (no camp June 19)
      • Session 2: July 1 - 12 (no camp July 4 and 5)
      • Session 3: July 15 - 26
  • Eligible LITs must demonstrate initiative, dedication and maturity. A teacher reference is required, and the application process is selective. LITs are not counselors and must register for the program if approved.

$600 for 5+ weeks

What’s included?
  • Lunch daily
  • LIT t-shirt, water bottle and drawstring backpack
  • Training in leadership, communication, safety
  • Workshops in problem-solving, assertiveness and teamwork
  • Hands-on participation with campers
  • Learn-to-lead games and activities for small and large groups
  • Expected active participation in all camper activities (swimming, sailing, arts & crafts, and more!)
  • Assignment to a specific camp group
  • Assignment to support a major event (such as, Parent Visit Days, Color Wars or Talent Shows)
  • Preparation for future counselor role
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.