units: gears, cit1, cit2

Leadership Program

Gears Program | Grade 10-12

Applications now open! Click HERE to access application.

This program is for high school-aged campers who want to get more involved in camp by giving back. Gears campers help to keep the dining hall running smoothly by leading meals with the Dining Hall Director, making announcements, sharing dietary information, leading kitchen patrol with other units, doing dishes and having fun working as a team. Participants can expect to work hard and play hard while still experiencing the magic of camp.  Applications will be due December 1st. Decisions will be announced in early January.  Send your completed application to Sarah Hinton, Assistant Camp Director, at [email protected]


CIT 1 & 2: The Counselor-In-Training Program | Grade 11-12

Applications now open! Click HERE to access application.

Camp Namanu’s 2-year Counselor in Training (CIT) program transitions youth from campers to potential staff members. CITs follow a dynamic leadership curriculum designed to teach them about child development, behavior management, communication, decision-making and leadership. These young leaders receive mentoring, weekly feedback, gain meaningful real-life experiences, and are empowered to make and live by their own good decisions.  Applications are due DECEMBER 1st. Interviews will happen in mid-December, and decisions will be made in early January. Send your completed application to Sarah Hinton, Assistant Camp Director, at [email protected]

  • The program curriculum is split between two summers:
    • CIT 1 – Program participants attend sessions 5, 6, and 7 in their first summer.
    • CIT 2 – Program participants attend sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4 in their second summer. A program graduation ceremony will be held at the end of session 4.