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Leadership / Mentoring Opportunities

Girls entering eighth grade and older are eligible to participate in our highly acclaimed leadership programs. All established camp guidelines, including those related to payment and medical forms must be followed. All applications must be approved by the camp director.

Camp Program Aide (CPA) • Leadership

June 26 - July 7 (No camp July 4)

During this two-week program, girls develop leadership abilities, focus on outdoor skills and learn how to mentor younger campers. Upon successful completion, girls may be invited to sign up for extended mentorship training where they will participate in the practical application of their skills. Girls age 14 and older who successfully complete every day of the program are qualified to become a trained outdoor person for camping experiences with adult supervision.

Camp Program Aide • Specialization

July 17-21

This program builds upon the confidence and leadership skills developed during the Camp Program Aide Leadership experience. Girls choose one area of camp in which to specialize – archery, boating or ropes – with a focus on mastering a specific camp activity. Girls should choose their specialization during registration.

Camp Program Aide (CPA) • Mentorship

All Weeks

Girls who previously completed the Camp Program Aide Leadership experience between 2014-2017 can register to share their leadership and outdoor skills with younger campers under the guidance of senior camp staff. Girls who successfully complete the 2017 CPA program are eligible to be mentored for two weeks; girls who successfully completed the program in 2014-2016 may be invited for three weeks. There is no cost for the program, but additional fees, including transportation, still apply.

Camp Program Aide • Specialist

Camp Program Aide Specialists strengthen their skills in the specialty of their choice. There is no cost for the program, but additional fees, including transportation, still apply. Each CPA Specialist can register for one week of this program.

Why Amity Acres?


Amity Acres Day Camp is a lot of fun. But, it's fun with a purpose. Through camp, children are exposed to ideas and information that will make a difference for the rest of their lives. It also teaches three basic, yet important skills.


Camp is a community unlike any other. Together, in what begins as an unfamiliar setting, campers find the courage within themselves to meet new people, make new friends, and bond together. Thereafter, camp becomes both familiar and comfortable; it's now the place they want to be.  As they make choices and direct projects, girls learn to work well with others, become self-reliant, and develop their leadership skills.


For many campers, Amity Acres Day Camp is their first experience away from parents, away from home, and away from familiarity - even if only for a day. Camp becomes their safe haven, where they unleash their unlimited potential, and where they develop the confidence they need to face any challenge.


Camp is the ultimate character-building experience. It is a safe place to learn individual responsibility, to become empowered and to take care of oneself. Though camp counselors certainly provide structure, guidance, and supervision, a camper is responsible for her actions throughout the day, while assuming responsibility for personal belongings and making budget conscious decisions at the camp store, often for the very first time.