To become a Leader-in-Training (LIT), you must…

  • be at least 14 years old
  • be willing to work at least one full week of camp
  • willing to work outdoors
  • have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination


  • Experience or interest related to one or more of the following topics: teaching, Philadelphia/Germantown history, history, gardening, agriculture, and/or horticulture.
  • Interest in or experience working outdoors
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions and work within a team and independently
  • Ability to communicate and work with children and adults in a mature, professional manner
  • Must be well-organized, self-motivated, creative, energetic, flexible, and a team player
  • Must work well with children of all ages and abilities
  • Must be willing to ask for help and receive help and positive redirection

 2017 Schedule

LITs can choose volunteer one week, multiple weeks or all weeks of camp.

Summer Seedlings (ages 4-8) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,

  • Week of June 26th: Celebrating Summer & Lenape Life
  • Week of July 10th: Secret Gardens & Colonial America
  • Week of July 17th : Wiggly Worms, Interesting Insects & Spectacular Science
  • Week of July 24th: Exciting Exploration and Inventions
  • Week of July 31st : Busy Bees, Feathered Friends & Amazing Abolitionists
  • Week of August 7th : Farming Fun & Worldly Women


  • Arrive on time for every assigned day
  • Support educators with preparing and teaching lessons and activities
  • Support educators and children with snack and lunch set-up and clean up
  • Interact and support children with needs as they arise
  • Clean up and put away equipment and supplies used for programs
  • Collect and remove compost, garbage, and recycling
  • Participate in lesson follow-up with Youth Education Program Manager and/or educator after each lesson/week to discuss strengths, concerns and/or suggestions
  • If interested, in conjunction with Youth Education Program Manager and/or educator, create and/or lead
  • activities.
  • Other duties as necessary


  • Official documentation of hours volunteered
  • General Letter of Recommendation (dependent upon good work ethic)

 Apply Here