Too old for summer camp? Try Rec Leader in Training program

Published on May 23, 2022

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Summer camps are about to open their doors for young campers, but what about your teen who has aged out of camp, or became too cool for camp?

Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department is enrolling for its Rec Leader in Training program, a 10-week training program for young adults ages 14-17. The summer program includes hands-on experience shadowing camp counselors and instructing campers.

Rec Leaders in Training will work on improving life skills such as leadership, responsibility, character building, customer service, ethical behavior, diversity and mutual respect.

“This is such an amazing opportunity for our teens who are too young to have a summer job, and too old for the traditional summer programs,” said Victoria Leach, community center supervisor, who oversees the program. “They will be supervised, having fun, all while building their résumé.”

The program runs June 13-Aug. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all 22 community centers and four Mobile Rec sites across the city. The cost for the program is $75; an application and interview are required — part of learning those life skills.

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