Teen Leadership

campers participating in the teen leadership programs

Bryant Pond 4-H Camp offers several programs for young adults, each with a focus on leadership and life skills. Today’s teens are tomorrow’s leaders, and we value the chance to provide enriching and engaging opportunities that connect to today’s teen age young folks. Our programs don’t “teach” leadership skills, rather, they provide leadership to naturally develop through various activities. Challenge course facilitation, expedition planning, team building exercises and other adventure based activities focus on developing the skills necessary to succeed new challenges.
Our programs focus on community building and nature based learning, while stepping away from technology for a bit. The result is most always a more engaged and focused participant that is fully present in the activity. In today’s world of distractions and the reliance on technology, these programs stimulate creativity and personal growth, and strengthen connections to peers as well as the natural world.

Programs are divided into focused “paths,” allowing for varying experiences, each with specific goals. The woodcraft path leads towards being a strong trip leader and outdoors person, while Bushcraft focuses more on primitive skills and self-reliance. Lakeside Leadership is our defined CIT training program, setting the stage for success in working with youth in the camp setting, as well as success in service learning.

All of our teen programs provide unique adventure based programming designed to excite, challenge, and engage the young adult.

Maine Mountain Adventure (ages 14-17

Lakeside Leadership (2 Weeks) (ages 14-16)

Bushcraft (2 weeks) (ages 14-17)

Junior Maine Guide (4 wks) (ages 14-18)