Mohawk’s Leadership training program combines the fun of being a camper with strong preparation for early work experiences. The main focus of the program is for campers to be able to transition to camp employees. There is a realness to this experience, as it is a rite of passage. This program will encourage participants to gain responsibility, develop independence, realize the benefits of teamwork, and promote a willingness to try new things.

Counselor Assistant (CA) – age 14 by the start of camp

CAs will be introduced to leadership, specific job related, and other employment skills. CAs will work in a supporting role in specialty areas and assist other staff members on camp. CAs will receive additional support in working with children, effective communication, problem-solving, time management and how to manage peer relations with coworkers.

Staff-in-Training (SIT) – age 15 by the start of camp

The SIT program is designed to develop individual leadership qualities, job-related experience, and general employment skills through various experiences at camp. SITs will have responsibilities similar to, and work in conjunction with, other Mohawk staff members. They will receive additional support and guidance while working with children, problem-solving, learning how to give and accept feedback, and how to manage peer relations with coworkers. The goal of the SIT program is to prepare the candidate for future employment opportunities in the workplace, with the possibility of securing a future summer job with Mohawk Day Camp.