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Teen Leadership Programs

Adirondack Explorer Ages 13-16

Session 2B: July 26 – August 1

Session 3B:  August 9 – August 15

Join us for an amazing adventure of outdoor wonder! This action packed week-long trip includes:
• White water rafting experience
• Caving trip
• Fishing adventure
• Canoe/kayak excursion
• Mountain top hike to wonder at the glory!

Led by our certified, experienced staff and professional guides, campers will cook over a fire and sleep in tents under the stars while learning independence and responsibility.
(No trip experience or special equipment needed) Contact the camp office to add a week of traditional camp to this experience.)


Teen Adirondack Guides (T.A.G.) – Ages 14 – 15

Session 1: July 5 – 18
Session 2: July 19 – August 1

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 our leadership village right in the center of camp.
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)

Extreme T.A.G. – Ages 15 – 16

July 5 – July 18 OR August 2 – August 15

Extreme TAG takes campers to the next level (prior Teen Adirondack Guide program participation preferred). Extreme TAG campers are housed in the Leadership village while at camp.

Program highlights include:
• Three night offsite camping/canoe trip experience
• Community service project
• Offsite high ropes experience
• Exciting wilderness adventures
• Further development of leadership skills

Village Color: Tie-Dye (campers will be given a white shirt to Tie-Dye while at camp)

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

July 5 – July 25

July 26 – August 15

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 with cabin groups of younger campers from sun up to sun down. For the final week CIT’s debrief, evaluate, receive further training.  A spectacular and productive way to spend summer days! CIT candidates must provide three references and interview with the Executive Director prior to acceptance in the 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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