Finding good summer camps for 13-15 year olds can be a big challenge! Every teenager is different, and many day camps for thirteen year olds exclude older teens, or, day camps for 15 year olds are only made for teens 15 through 18, meaning many 15 year olds feel out of place among older teenagers. That’s where Camp Keystone’s CILT camp in Agoura Hills, CA, comes in!
The CILT, or Camp In Leadership Training, program is specifically designed for training for camp counseling. In fact, one of the largest groups of people attending our CILT camp are former campers themselves. There’s no better place for training for camp counseling than at the camp you have known and loved throughout childhood! CILTs get the best of both worlds. They spend part of their day helping a Senior Counselor with a young camper group and learning what it takes to be a counselor, and spend the other part of their day doing their favorite camp activities with their peers! What also makes Camp Keystone’s CILT program stand out from others is the amount of hands on experience these budding counselors receive. We want our CILTS to leave the program with enough new experience and skills to confidently add to a job application or resume. Most places won’t hire teenagers until they’re 16. Camp Keystone’s CILT program is a great way for this age group to get ahead of the competition and start building work ethics, responsibility, and leadership skills that will prepare them for future careers and life experience!
Who Can Come to CILT Camp?
As part of CILT camp, we offer summer day camp for 13, 14, and 15 year olds. While we offer Junior Camp for ages 3-5 and Big Camp for ages 6-12, CILT camp is specifically designed for 13-15 year olds.
Our summer camp leader training program is perfect for campers hailing from the following CA communities:
- Los Angeles
- Newbury Park
- Oak Park
- Sherman Oaks
- Simi Valley
- Studio City
- Thousand Oaks
- West Hills
- Westlake Village
- Woodland Hills
- And beyond!
CILT Camp Activities in Agoura Hills, CA
You’ll be happy to know that the skills taught during this program, as well as the experiences they’ll have, are applicable to their school, home, and even future work life! And even though your teenager will be training, they’ll still have a blast at CILT camp because they’ll be participating in all the classic camp activities with their peers, such as:
- Water games and fun (274-foot waterslide!)
- Fishing and boating
- Arts and crafts
- Muddlebug racers
- Song and dance
- Improv and skits
- Stream exploration
- Field games
- Table games
- Ping pong
We also offer exciting “big ticket” activities such as…
- Electric go-karts
- Alpine tube sliding
- Acro-flyer rope
- Climbing wall
- Gemstone mining
- Inflatable ninja wall
- Water wars
- Interactive surf simulator
- Slot car racing
- Low challenge course
- Surf n slide
- …and more!
Why Choose Camp Keystone?
These are just a handful of reasons to sign up for CILT camp in Agoura Hills, CA:
- Bus transportation to and from Calabasas, Camarillo, Encino, Los Angeles, Malibu, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Northridge, Oak Park, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, Westlake Village, and Woodland Hills, CA.
- Before and after care to accommodate busy parent schedules
- Passionate, dedicated, and AWESOME staff; some with over 27 years of camp experience
- Large camp age range so siblings can be together — or apart
- 30+ acre beautiful property in the Santa Monica Mountains
Benefits of Day Camp Counselor Training
Training for day camp counseling can offer many advantages, including:
Teenagerhood can be awkward — we’re sure you remember those years fondly (and a little painfully). Many summer day camps for fourteen year olds or similar age groups have a “clique-like” environment similar to school, which can just make things worse. Our summer camp counselor training seeks to empower teenagers to make a difference. Being looked up to as a camp leader is something many teens find themselves enjoying during day camp counselor training. This feeling can create a sense of capability and importance and build confidence.
Break from Technology
Nowadays, it seems like kids are getting cell phones younger and younger. If you’re looking for a day camp for 15 year olds, you’re definitely considering how cell phones will be involved in the camp experience. Because Camp Keystone is a day camp rather than an overnight camp, your son or daughter gets to come home at the end of the day and spend some time online, meaning the no-technology policy at Camp Keystone won’t feel overwhelming — but it’ll still pose a challenge to more screen-addicted teens. However, this challenge is 100% worth it. Taking a break from technology lets teenagers spend time face to face, enjoying their last summers before they have jobs, college, and other obligations.
Camp is an awesome place to make friends. We seek to create the kinds of environments within our summer day camps for thirteen through fifteen year olds where lifelong friendships can be developed.
While some teenagers see our CILT camp in Agoura Hills, CA, as more of a summer camp leader training, campers who really want to become counselors will get the unique chance to prepare for the job before they’re even old enough to apply! By the time they’re ready to be a full-fledged counselor, their skill set will be amazing for the job (and familiarity with the fun traditions and activities at Camp Keystone doesn’t hurt either)!
Learn More About CILT Camp in Agoura Hills, CA
Is your 13-15 year old excited at the thought of becoming a counselor or leader in training while still having an amazing time at the camp they’ve known and loved for years? Enroll him or her in Camp Keystone! For more information about training for day camp counseling, contact us today.