A progressive program with focused workshops, supervised, hands-on work experience and peer socialization.

West Hills Leader in Training Campers Posing at a Picnic Table With Yellow Shirts


The Leadership in Training (LIT) program is designed for 9th and 10th graders who are interested in a progressive program that is aimed at building necessary skills, providing tools, and instilling confidence in teens. The program combines workshops, hands on training, support, mentoring, and plenty of peer socialization for a well-rounded summer experience.  This is an acceptance based program and is offered only to those teens serious about honing their leadership skills and demonstrate the maturity and willingness to fully participate in all aspects of the program.

Leaders in Training

Workshops and training in foundations of:

  • Work
  • Working with children
  • Leadership
  • Activity Engagement
  • Community Building
  • Quality Service
  • Community service
  • Team building
  • Self-image
  • Pressure and adversity
  • Feedback
  • Strengths/weaknesses
  • Professional interest
  • Developmental stages of children
  • CPR and lifeguarding
  • Resume writing and interview skills
  • Effective supervision
  • Hands on work experience with:
    • children on the autism spectrum
    • upper-camp aged children

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Gersh Academy @ WHDC

Special Needs – All Ages

Gersh Academy at West Hills Day Camp, the ultimate summer camp program for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders located on the grounds of West Hills Day Camp.
Owned and operated by Gersh Academy, with over 28 years of experience in special needs.