Leaders-in-Training (LIT)

We’re committed to helping young burn survivors thrive into adulthood.

Leaders-in-Training is a comprehensive, multi-year leadership development program for burn survivors aged 16-20 who have attended Camp Courage. Our year-long programming combines leadership and real-world skill development with fun and social leisure activities. 


In addition to activities throughout the year, LIT members participate in special Camp Courage programming, including leadership workshops and classes. They then spend the following two years at Camp Courage as counselors-in-training, where they might be placed with a bunk, or work in an area like arts and crafts. 

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Camp Courage Volunteers

Many of the staff are burn survivors themselves, and some are even past campers.

Camp Courage is staffed by volunteers –– including doctors, nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, fire service personnel, teachers, and other professionals.


Each year we need volunteers for the following positions:

Counselors (guide campers through all activities all week)

Ropes Crew (be a part of the ropes course, challenge course, archery, or rifles)

Art and Crafts (help campers express themselves creatively)

Lifeguards (for the swimming pool and Lake Day)

Superchill Café and Activities (help serve coffee, snacks, and drinks in the café, while also helping plan the evening activities and games)

Logistics (help set up tables/chairs, run errands as necessary, ensure water jugs are re-filled throughout camp, etc.)

Tie Dye (help campers and staff tie dye shirts throughout the week)



All volunteers will be provided with professional development, team-building, and training sessions designed to prepare them to deal with the specific needs of burn survivors. Click below for application due dates and guidelines. 

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