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Camper Groups

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 they will have new experiences and challenges. 

DISCOVERY UNIT Campers ages 5 to 7
ADVENTURE UNIT Campers ages 8 to 9
EXPLORER UNIT Campers ages 10 to 11
PIONEER UNIT Campers ages 12 to 15
LEADERS IN TRAINING (L.I.T) Campers age 15
COUNSELORS IN TRAINING(C.I.T) Campers age 16

Youth CampersDiscovery Unit - Campers are ages 4.5 – 7

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.


Youth CampersAdventure 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.


Youth CampersExplorer 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.


Youth CampersPioneer 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.**


Youth CampersLeaders 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. br clear="all" />

Counselors in Training (CIT) - Campers are ages 16

The program is open to campers who are serious about becoming counselors. C.I.T. campers attend workshops with the C.I.T. Director, covering topics included in the LIU Post Youth Camps Staff Training Manual such as leadership styles, behavior management, safety procedures, ages and stages of campers and much more. They will also “shadow” counselors and program directors so they can practice what they have learned. C.I.T’s will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of LIU Post Youth Camps and get an insider’s view of how the program runs. C.I.T’s who graduate from our program are asked to become Junior Counselors the following year. **Counselors in Training are required to attend camp all 7 weeks. **