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Camp Weona
Leadership Development Programs

We’re proud that many of our campers eventually want to come back to Camp Weona in a different capacity – as leaders for the next generation. Building on the tradition of “super” leadership, YMCA Buffalo Niagara believes in growing our future leaders as well as enhancing our teen population’s skill base. Throughout the summer, we offer opportunities for teens age 15 and up to participate in our leadership programs on their way to being camp counselors. Leadership Development programs include:

Leaders in Training

Ages: 15+
$889/$997
Building on the tradition of “super” leadership, the YMCA believes in growing our future leaders and enhancing our teen population’s skill base. The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is geared toward teens who are ready to grow and test their leadership skills while working with younger campers.

All LITs must demonstrate the YMCA’s core values and have a service mentality. Participating as an LIT may count toward high school community service hours for graduation – please check with your school counselor. Weekend Adventure Camp attendance is mandatory for all LITs.
Two week sessions, Sunday to Saturday
Dates: June 25-July 8, July 9-22, July 23-Aug 5

Counselors in Training

Ages: 17+ years
$749/$879
A great step to becoming a full fledged counselor – as a CIT you stay three weeks at Weona, getting the real feel of life as a counselor and building upon the skills you learned as an LIT to lead camp in activity areas, cabin life, and evening programs.
Three-week sessions, Sunday to Saturday
Dates: June 25-July 15, July 16-Aug 5

Wranglers In Training

Must be at least age 15 by first week of attendance
$749/$879
This training program builds upon the skills you learned as an LIT and teaches you to not only work with horses, but run our horse program! As a WIT you stay three weeks at Weona, participating in the daily operations of our Horse Camp while attending daily leadership skill building activities and living and assisting a cabin group.
Three-Week Sessions, Sunday to Saturday
Dates: June 25-July 15, July 16-Aug 5


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Financial Assistance

Within the available resources of the organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara will provide services to any youth, senior, adult, or family who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA, regardless of their ability to pay.