Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

​Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) is a leadership program for teens in 8th-10th grade who are looking to grow as responsible leaders while also building confidence and self-worth. Each session is one week long. Over each session, L.I.T. participants will assist counselors to make sure all J Campers are engaged and having fun. plan and lead activities for campers, meet regularly with the L.I.T. Director and interact with other JCC professional staff to develop leadership and teamwork skills, and participate in camp special events. This could be an on-site or off-site field trip, camp talent show, or an undernight / overnight. Participants can register for as many sessions as they would like. Contact  Amanda Welsh at (402) 334-6409 or for more information.

New this year: Registration will be accepted online only, through Daxko. For more information on our registration process, click here.



  • Open to Members & Non Members
  • 8th-10th graders
  • L.I.T. runs  9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Registration is per 1 week session
  • Held at the Staenberg Omaha JCC
Goals & Outcomes

L.I.T. Goals & Outcomes

• Build leadership skills for home, school, and community
• Skills to be effective, competent and compassionate
• Experience to become a future Camp Counselor
• Learn how to be adaptable and flexible when working
• Build professionalism, work ethic and problem solving
• Enjoy a summer of fun with friends and create memories
• Build relationships with JCC professionals and Leadership
Team members who can be a guide and reference for  future jobs and college applications
• Gain volunteer hours on community service projects
• Hands on experience in childcare, education, sports and other areas needed as a youth worker
• Optional CPR & First Aid certification
• Earn a $25 per week stipend for your work paid at the end of the summer

Sample Schedule

Each week L.I.T. participants will assist counselors to make sure campers are engaged and having fun. They will help plan and lead activities, meet regularly with the JCC professional staff, develop leadership and teamwork skills and participate in camp special events. An example of a typical camp day for a L.I.T. participant is as follows:
9:00 – 9:15 a.m………Daily Prep
9:15 – 9:30 a.m………Boker Tov/Flag
9:30 – 10:00 a.m…….Meeting w/ Camp Leaders
10:00 a.m.–Noon…..Rotating Activities / Planning
12:00–1:00 p.m……..Lunch & Songs
1:00 – 3:00 p.m……..Group Assignments & Swim
3:00–3:45 p.m……….Snack & Clean Up
3:45–4:00 p.m………..Flag Circle

Session Dates & Pricing

Early Bird pricing does not apply to Leaders In Training
8th-10th Grade
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pricing is per week

June 3-7: What is Leadership
Member:$147 | Non:$191

June 10-14: Planning & Time Management
Member:$147 | Non:$191

June 17-21: Communication & Active Listening
Member:$147 | Non:$191

June 24-28: Teamwork & Support
Member:$147 | Non:$191

July 8-12: Goal Setting & Self Accountability
Member:$147 | Non:$191

July 15-19: Creative Problem Solving
Member:$147 | Non:$191

July 22-26: Growth Through Performance
Member:$147 | Non:$191

July 29 – August 2: Accept Feedback, Celebrate Growth
Member:$147 | Non:$191


The application will be coming soon! 

Please make sure to register for your chosen  L.I.T session(s) before completing the application.
This application allows us to get to know you a little more before you arrive at J camp and helps us plan our program to provide the best leadership training and experience for you.

Complete the application and return (via mail or email) to Amanda Welsh
Mail: Staenberg Omaha Jewish Community Center, 333 S 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154 ATTN: Amanda Welsh

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