walton's leadership program for teens
summer leadership program for teens
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Camper In Leadership Training Program (C.I.L.T.)

Requirements / Application Process

Our Regular Program is for new and returning campers 7 – 15 years old. If your child attended Walton's Grizzly Lodge last summer, turns 16 before June 1st and will have completed the 10th grade, he or she may be invited to apply for our CILT Program (Camper in Leadership Training). Letters of invitation, along with information about how to apply, are mailed October 1st.

The CILT Program is a two-year program. First Year CILTs must turn 16 years old by June 1st and have completed the 10th grade. Second Year CILTs must have completed the first-year CILT Program. CILTs receive a 10% tuition discount. Special privileges are given to CILTs including first choice of activities, time at the Staff House and a special CILT Day Out.

Personal Appearance Policy: As role models for younger children we expect CILTs to present a wholesome image. CILTs will maintain a clean, neat and well-groomed appearance. Small ear, nose and naval piercings only. Clothing should be appropriate for a children’s summer camp. We reserve the right to determine standards for presenting a wholesome image and may add specific expectations as needed. If you have questions about these expectations, please call us to discuss.

This is a Select Program and availability is very limited. There are a maximum of 14 CILTs per session (7 male / 7 female). There is no guarantee of placement in this program. Campers must receive a letter of invitation before applying.


What are the requirements to be a COUNSELOR at Walton’s Grizzly Lodge?


   18 or older by June 1st

   Completed a year of college

   Available to work all summer

Assistant Counselors

   18 or older by June 1st

   Completed CILT Program

   High School Graduate

   Available to work for at least two sessions

We begin accepting Counselor and Assistant Counselor applications January 1st.

Note: Applicants may apply from our website (Staff - Employment Opportunities).