Campers are placed into age specific groups. The camp program is structured so that as the campers get older and continue to grow at LIU Post Summer Day Camp they will have new experiences and challenges. Campers will be grouped by age:
||Campers ages 5 to 7
||Campers ages 8 to 9
||Campers ages 10 to 11
||Campers ages 12 to 15
|LEADERS IN TRAINING (L.I.T)
||Campers age 15
|COUNSELORS IN TRAINING(C.I.T)
||Campers age 16
Discovery Unit - Campers are ages 5 – 7 (5 by 1/1/13)
Discovery campers are divided by age. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:5 plus a Junior Counselor. Our Discovery Counselors are warm and loving who enjoy working with our youngest campers. Program areas create lessons plans that are age-appropriate and safe. Counselors in training, "CITs", are not used in our counselor ratios; they are in the group to provide additional support
Adventure Unit - Campers are ages 8 - 9
Adventure campers are divided by age. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:6, plus a Junior Counselor in some cases. Our Adventure Counselors are friendly and encouraging to help our campers in social and educational activities. Program areas create lessons plans that are age-appropriate and safe.
Explorer Unit - Campers are ages 10 - 1 1
Explorer campers are divided by age. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:7 plus a Junior Counselor in some cases. Our Explorer Counselors recognizes the camper's needs to make decisions about group activities based on their interests. Explorer campers want to be treated more like an adult and feel accepted so they are understood and appreciated. Program areas create lessons plans that are age-appropriate and safe. Counselors in training, "CITs", are not used in our counselor ratios; they are in the group to provide additional support
Pioneer Unit - Campers are ages 12 - 14
Pioneer campers are divided by age. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:7. Our Pioneer Counselors are elite counselors, handpicked by the Directors to take on the challenge of a trip program. The Pioneer Unit Leader and Counselors are specially trained to work with teenage campers, and are all certified in First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis Response and AED. Each week, our Pioneer campers will set out to explore a new location on Long Island. Day trips will be to local museums, preserves, and aquariums. Pioneer campers will be able to leave campus to experience the possibilities Long Island has to offer in the way of science and the natural environment. This program will be an adventure they will never forget. ** Please be aware that there is an additional $20 fee per camper per week to cover the costs of the trips.**
Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) Program - Campers are age 15
In this program, we will teach young leaders about teamwork, cooperation, introductory leadership development and initiative taking. Campers will participate in two regular camp activity periods each day with the other LIT’s. One activity period will be a concentration in leadership and team building skills with the L.I.T./C.I.T Director. The last activity period L.I.T’s will “shadow” counselors to observe the ages and stages of campers.
Counselors in Training (CIT) - Campers are ages 16
This program is open to campers who are serious about becoming counselors. CIT campers attend workshops with the CIT director, covering topics included in the LIU Post Staff Training Manual such as leadership styles, behavior management, safety procedures, ages and stages of campers and much more. They will also "shadow" program directors and counselors so they can practice what they have learned. CITs will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of LIU Post Summer Day Camp and get an insider's view of how the program runs. CITs who graduate our CIT program will have the opportunity to participate in our Junior Counselor Program. CITs must attend all SEVEN weeks of training to be eligible for the Junior Counselor program.