2014 SESSION DATES
*JUNE 22 TO JUNE 27 & JULY 7 TO JULY 11
(Program break for July 4th week)
We at Camp Fire Inland Southern California are committed to providing teens the opportunity to find their own ‘spark’ that will propel them forward in their lives. We introduce new experiences and prepare them for greater community involvement, while also having fun in the process.
The Teen Academy was formally our CIT (Counselor in Training) program. The two week program, consists of working in group settings and one-on-one coaching with senior camp staff. This will include program workshops, leadership develop, team building, operation & program understanding and camper interactions.
Teens must apply and be selected for one of the 12 spaces available in this highly selective program.
Once teens have graduated from the program they may be invited to return for their practical placement portion, which can be an additional two to four weeks. Each teen had the chance to participate in each facet of camp operations or program, with each allocated specific time in an area of their choice. In 2013 many of our teens stayed on for the full summer, as well as joining our Teens In Action Program.
The resident camp environment offers many potential career experiences, such as teaching, social work, entertainment, food service, maintenance, sport, office administration, etc.
Through individual focus we explore each teen’s personal goals. We present them opportunities, in the safe environment of camp, to discover their ‘spark’ with hands on application of career practices. We realize many young people have an idea on what they want to be in life but are often not provided the opportunity to pursue it until they enter into an actual work environment or a higher education path. A fundamental component of the Teen Academy is this opportunity to experience numerous work disciplines prior to making a more lasting commitment. The program allows our teens the chance for trial and error and thus allowing them to make knowledgeable decisions about their future.
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