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Leader in Training Camp and Junior Staff Volunteers

Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Leader in Training Camp

For youth entering 8th and 9th grade

Do you love camp and want to be a future camp leader? Spend the summer at Leader in Training Camp developing the leadership and teamwork skills necessary for becoming one of our camp staff. Leaders in Training (LITs) will participate in regular camp activities in addition to learning to plan and lead crafts, songs, and games for younger children. LITs will have the opportunity to volunteer at camp through the summer. Even though LITs work hard, we also have FUN! LITs will meet at a different camp every 2 weeks. Transportation will be available to and from camp locations each day.


To register please call by February 14 to be placed on the interest list for LIT Camp. We will do an enrollment lottery on February 15.

Dates and times

June 17 to August 15 (No regular camp July 1 through 4), Monday through Thursday, 8  to 11:30 a.m.



Full scholarships are available for LITs! Call Jen Gillard for information.

Phone and email

Jen Gillard
Email Jen Gillard

Want a full day of fun?

Register for Teens Outdoors in the afternoon.

What happens after completion of Leader in Training (LIT) Camp?

After successfully completing LIT Camp, participants are eligible for a Junior Staff volunteer position. Junior Staff volunteer for up to 16 hours per week. Once our Junior Staff have completed 2 summers of volunteering or turn 16, they are eligible to apply for paid employment at Summer Camp.

What do Junior Staff do at camp?

Our Junior Staff help with day to day activities at camp. They get opportunities to lead and will continue to develop their leadership skills throughout the summer. Veteran camp staff serve as mentors for our Junior Staff and provide valuable feedback and support.

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.

Phone and email

Jen Gillard
Email Jen Gillard

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