Leadership Camps

LEADERS IN TRAINING (LITS) – Rising 10th grade

The LIT is a two week program designed for young men and women who have a drive to learn leadership skills. The first week is spent in leadership training. Through a series of group discussions, team building, initiatives, and challenge course participation we explore each camper’s inner potential and leadership abilities. During this week LITs will also spend time devoted to “Service to Others.” Service projects teach the importance of sharing your talents and abilities with others. LIT’ s will gain documented community service within the Winston Salem community. The second week is spent hiking on the Appalachian Trail. This provides the perfect setting to solidify the group bond with each other and reflect upon lessons learned.


  • Week 1- Leadership Skills and Community Service
  • Week 2- Hiking Appalachian Trail

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING (CITs) – Rising 11th grade

The CIT program is a two week, hands on experience for those that wish to be counselors at Camp Hanes. CITs focus on service to camp and learning about being a counselor. As a CIT you will play a very important role in the operation of camp on a daily basis. CITs commit themselves to “behind the scenes” work in all areas of camp. It is this dedication to service that makes camp successful. Through this program you not only learn about being a counselor but the importance of hard work, of developing your strengths and preparing for the future.

If you are interested in the CIT program you must submit a letter of interest to Amelia Johnson by January 31. Online registration opens February 15. In March CITs and their families, who have submitted a letter of interest and are registered, will be scheduled to attend an informational Zoom call.