A Unique Opportunity to Build Leadership Skills in a Camp Environment

“Camp provides the opportunity for him to be in a diverse atmosphere and interact with many different personalities. It provides him with opportunities that he may not receive otherwise. Hopefully, he is able to take these skills and incorporate them into his daily life.”

- Parent of Ockanickon camper

Leadership Trials A & B

Ages: 14 – 16-year-olds


This is a two-week program for ages 14-16 designed to help develop their character and push their potential. The program engages participants in The Six Trials – difficult tasks which require them to work in teams, develop skills and overcome challenges.

The tasks include things such as earning skill achievements, planning and executing group service projects, demonstrating growth in character, setting and working towards individual goals, completing a series of relays and puzzles, and more.

Trialists are assessed at the midpoint and end of the session. Assessment means that their leaders will determine which character and performance strengths they have sufficiently demonstrated for which trials. Points are assigned as a team and recorded on the Trial Legend Board. Teams attempt to earn the best score.

Successful trialists should be committed to improving themselves.

Camp Ockanickon Leadership Trials (Campers ages 14 – 16)

  • Leadership Trials A: Session 3: Sunday, July 11 – Saturday, July 24
  • Leadership Trials B: Session 4: Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, August 7

Leadership Trial Pricing:

Tier A: $1,685 – Tier B: $1,560 – Tier C: $1,460

CIT, Counselor-In-Training Programs for Camp Ockanickon and Camp Matollionequay  (Ages 16-17)

For 2021, we are allowing 17-year old campers who missed the program in 2020 to enroll so they too can learn and grow from a CIT experience at Camps Ockanickon and Matollionequay!

  • Sessions 1, 2 & 3: Sunday, June 27 – Saturday, July 24 CIT A – Price: $2,495
  • Session 4, 5 & 6: Sunday, July 25 – Saturday, August 21 CIT B – Price: $2,495


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