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Teen Leadership Programs

Teen Adirondack Guides (T.A.G.) – Ages 14 – 16

  • Session 1: July 3 – 16
  • Session 2: July 17 – 30
  • Session 3:  July 31  – August 13


Our Teen Adirondack Guide programs aims at developing campers into leaders both within camp and in their home community while providing them with tangible camping skills. The goal of the program is to provide a powerful and meaningful experience for participants. Our TAG campers are housed in lumberjack and frontier villages.
Program highlights include:
• Two night camping trip where participants plan and navigate through the experience.
• Raft building experience.
• Extensive team building and leadership training.
• Prominent role in all-camp activities
Village Color: Tie-Dye (campers will be given a white shirt to Tie-Dye while at camp)

Trailcutters – Ages 14 – 16

Session 1:  July 3 – July 16

New for 2022, Trailcutters is a wilderness/service based program; mornings are spent hiking and performing trail and lean-to maintenance about camp.  This program allows campers to become part of camp history.  In 1961, it was the first Trailcutter and Campmaker campers who were instrumental in helping to create the Camp Gorham we know and love today.  Trailcutters efforts on the trails will create opportunities for leadership, problem solving and team building while enjoying time on our 1500 acres of wilderness.  Afternoons, teens will spend at main camp enjoying waterfront time and cabin group activities.  Trailcutters will also have the opportunity to experience wilderness camping with leave no trace skills.  Teens will earn a certificate for 40 hours of community service as part of their participation in this program.

Counselor In Training Program (C.I.T.) – Ages 16 – 17

  • CIT 1:  June 26- July 16
  • CIT 2:  July 17 – August 6

Camp Gorham’s CIT program allows teens to develop leadership skills, make lifelong friends and experience camp through the eyes of a counselor. Not only will participants be well suited as future counselors, but they will gain valuable life skills. College recruiters love seeing our leadership program on an applicant’s resume. This three-week program begins with training and team building. Then CIT’s assist and live with cabin groups of younger campers. For the final week CITs debrief, evaluate, receive further training. A spectacular and productive way to spend summer days! CIT candidates must provide three references and interview with the Program Director prior to acceptance in the program. Successful CIT evaluations can result in internship opportunities for the remained for summer 2022.  Teens will receive a certificate for 120 community service hours for participation in this program.
Village Color: Tie-Dye (campers will be given a white shirt to Tie-Dye while at camp)

Enrollment space in ALL Leadership Programs is LIMITED!

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