New Opportunity for Teenage Campers
OTA Junior Leadership Program
You don’t learn leadership in a self-help book, or on a college exam. You learn leadership by doing it, observing it, and talking about it. That’s why OTA has developed our Junior Leadership Program (JLP “Team Captain” Campers). Our summer camps are the perfect safe space to help teens develop their leadership skills, learn how to assist supervisors, and to perform as a role model for young campers… all while having some fun along the way.
Designed exclusively for our older campers, OTA’s Junior Leadership Program offers the chance to lead, and be led. JLP “Team Captain” Campers will get the chance to show younger campers the ropes, while also getting behind-the-scenes access to camp staff, who will guide them as role models.
Note: JLP participants are considered campers, not staff, and are not paid for participating in the program. The cost of participating in the leadership program is a reduced registration fee.
Age: Applicants must be aged 13-15
Fee: The fee for the program is $125/week*.
*Minimum requirement of 3 weeks commitment
Refunds will not be issued unless a medical condition prohibits an applicant's ability to participate in the program (MD note required). Medical refunds will be issued in full, minus a processing fee.
Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis of those who are qualified applicants.
JLP “Team Captain” Campers are asked to make a 3-week commitment to the program and are required to remain at camp from 8:30am-3:30pm. There will be weekly “Huddle Up” meetings (typically on Monday and Friday) that may run slightly past 3:30pm
How it works:
1. Team Captain
Please have your teenage son or daughter email our director Mike Newhall: to express interest in the JLP Team Captain.
The email should include one paragraph explaining why they would be a good fit for a JLP candidate.
Once the email is received, Mike will respond with the registration link for our Summer Camps. Please remember the JLP Camper must commit to a minimum of 3 weeks. A parent must register the JLP Camper at this time.
All JLP Campers will complete a training session prior to the start of Summer Camp.
JLP Campers will be given their camp assignment and location for the summer.
4. Daily Tasks
While JLP “Team Captain” Campers are assistants to the coaches, they hold the same authority in the eyes of the camper and must create a relationship with the children accordingly. In addition to helping and guiding campers throughout games with tips on game-play and strategy, there are other duties that a JLP “Team Captain” Camper must perform to show commitment to the program.
These duties will include, but are not limited to:
1. Setup and breakdown games, camp activities, gear, and equipment
2. Escorting campers on Station Rotations and Water/Bathroom breaks
3. Setup of playing fields as needed
4. Assisting in the game or sport as a referee or activity as a leader.
OTA's Ideal Team Captain Camper for the Junior Leadership Program
Enjoys being around children