Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.) Program

Transforming Eureka Teens into Tomorrow's Leaders

The Leader-In-Training program is held in conjunction with our City of Eureka Summer Day Camps. This leadership-based training program is a dynamic experience for participants 13 to 17 years old and provides hands-on experience that can immediately be applied to "real life" situations. This training program aims to foster personal and professional growth, teach life skills, encourage strong relationships and enable teens to enjoy meaningful experiences to enhance their college applications, career aspirations, and lives!

What Youth Will Gain

  • Leadership skills working with youth ages 5 to 12
  • Valuable work experience/community service hours
  • Training in the following skills: communication, conflict resolution, team building, program planning, behavior guidance, responsibility, teamwork, time management and overall leadership
  • Enjoy an active, productive summer outdoors
  • An opportunity to make a difference in your community and impact the lives of children


Although L.I.T.'s pay a fee to attend the program, we are very selective about our candidates and expect them to comply with all program guidelines. All those invited to participate should understand the opportunity is a privilege and approach it with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. All L.I.T.'s must be excellent role models for our campers, have a genuine desire to work with children and maintain a positive attitude.

Program Specifics

Where: Varies, assigned to one of the Summer Day Camps

When: June 20 – August 11, 2023; closed July 3 & 4, 2023 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm 

Age: 13 – 17 years 


  • Eureka Residents: $50/week
  • Non-Residents: $60/week
  • No refunds or pro-rates for missed days or weeks.

Financial Assistance

  • Limited 50% scholarships are available for qualifying families on a first come, first serve basis.
  • We also accept Changing Tides.
  • If utilizing either of these programs, registration must be done in person.

Registration: Begins Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Adorni Center (1011 Waterfront Drive, Eureka).

  • All interested teens must complete an application. 2023 L.I.T. Application (PDF)
  • Scholarships are available for qualifying families. We also accept Changing Tides. If utilizing either of these programs, registration must be done in person.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis and all children must be pre-registered prior to attending. There is no on-site registration. 

All activities are supervised by City of Eureka Recreation Staff. Youth are checked in and out daily and are not permitted to leave without prior parental consent.