L.I.T. Registration is now closed

When you become an L.I.T. at any of our summer camps you'll work with youth ages 5 to 12 helping plan and lead summer camp activities! You'll have the opportunity to gain real life work experience and leadership skills all while having fun in the sun. Leader-in-Training Program experience can also count towards community service and looks great on a college application. 

     Weekly Fees: $20 per week / $22 per week for non-residents
OR $100 for five (5) or more weeks / $112.50 non-resident  
*Fees include one T-shirt. With additional shirts and hoodies available for purchase

      Ages: 13 - 17 years. Must be 13 years old by June 19, 2023 
If you are a former Arcata Recreation Camper and you will turn 13 by this fall, 
 you may be eligible to work at camps serving our younger age groups! Contact us to find out.
Training Date: Sunday, June 4th  Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Redwood Lodge

               HALF DAY: Enroll for a half-day morning or half-day afternoon camp
                                                 (Pee Wee, T.E.A.M,, Art, Marsh, Skate)

               FULL DAY: Enroll at a full-day Camp (Adventure or Arcata Day Camp) 
                                   OR Combine camps by selecting a morning and an afternoon camp.

 (Please note, transportation between morning and afternoon camps is not 
provided to and from the Marsh or Skate Park) 

  How do I enroll as an L.I.T.?
  • Determine the camps and dates in which you would like to enroll.
  • Complete and submit the L.I.T. Application/Contract AND a 2023 registration form to Heather Schmidt. Forms can be emailed to hschmidt@cityofarcata.org  or brought to the Recreation office.  
  • When submitting your forms let us know which camps and weeks you would like to be enrolled. We will do our best to get L.I.T.s into their camps of choice, however they may not always be able to get their first choice. 
  • Online enrollment is not available to L.I.T.s at this time. Pardon any inconvenience.
  • Once enrolled those new to the program will be contacted to set up an interview date. Returning LITs do not need to be interviewed.  All L.I.T.s willing to follow program guidelines will be accepted, interviews are a formality

The following forms must be completed by all Leaders-in-Training.

L.I.T. Application / Contract

Youth Master Registration Form 


Summer Camp Chart (PDF)
Use this chart to pick and chose which camps and weeks you would like to attend