We also gave our Leaders in Training the chance to lead a group of Juniors or Inters on our Wednesday trips with a member of our staff team. This was completely optional as we know some of our teenagers would prefer to use this time to chill out with their new friends and do a bit of shopping, whereas others wanted to participate in the programme outside of camp.
During the summer, the Leaders in Training gave us ideas to improve the programme and to make XUK Activity even better for our campers. They came up with the wonderful idea of greeting our new arrivals along with our staff, introducing them to the campers who would quickly become their new friends for life. What a lovely way to be welcomed into a new camp!
Being a Leader in Training not only gives you an extra responsibility during your stay with us, but something you can refer back to in the future. It will look great on your college and university applications as well as your CV. We would be delighted to write a reference for you in the future too!
Don’t forget, all of our teenagers can benefit from other privileges to give them the freedom and choice they need as young adults. Our ‘Opt Outs’ give teenagers the flexibility to spend time relaxing with their friends in our common rooms or read a book instead of joining in with activities. ‘Choice Sessions’ allow our teenagers to pick from a wide range of activities during the week. Our Choice Session activities include Fitness, Acapella Workshops, Cheerleading, Fencing, Gruesome Science and a Rugby Tackling Workshop. There’s something for everyone!