Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Institute

The North Florida Teen Leadership Institute is a Leader in Training (LIT), leadership education, and volunteer service program specifically designed for 13 – 16 year olds. Teens will learn leadership confidence skills, qualities of strong leaders, and organizational and planning skills. Teens will also benefit from career training, and college preparation all while enjoying fun and innovative activities. Teens will participate in Teen Challenge field trips and volunteer experiences to help prepare them to become future leaders!

  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Career training and professional development
  • Guest speakers
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Babysitting course certification
  • Leader in Training program (experience working with children ages 5-12 years old)
  • Teen Challenge Field Trips
  • Teens Today, Tomorrow’s Leaders course
  • Community Service Hours
  • Team building activities
  • Daily Teen Swimming

Teens will spend their morning working as Leaders in Training (LIT) in The Village Academy Summer Camp. As LITs, teens will assist camp counselors with morning round ups, arts and crafts, science experiments, sports, camp songs, fun with food projects, and chaperone weekly summer camp field trips. After working as LITs in the morning teens will participate in innovative afternoon activities focused on leadership development and enjoy teen swim time. They will also enjoy Teen Challenge Field Trips that are deigned to build confidence and courage and help teens to discover their own value and uniqueness.

Guest Speaker Topics

  • How to Win at Life: Dealing with the Pressures of School, Friends, and Family
  • I am a Champion: Career Training and Preparedness for Teens
  • Professionalism 101: How to Bring the WOW factor
  • “Wut U Need 2 No” about Getting Ready for College: What NOT to do
  • Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Leaders: Building Confidence to Rock the World

Please Enjoy Welcome Letters from our Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, and Leader In Training (LIT) Coordinator:

2018 Camp Director Kevin

2018 Assistant Camp Director Adam / LIT Coordinator Harriet

Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Institute

8:30- 9:00 am Morning huddle with LIT Coordinator

9:00- 12:30 LIT work alongside Camp Counselors in Village Academy Summer Camp

12:30- 1:00 LIT group lunch time (cell phones allowed during this break)

1:00- 3:00 LIT Group Leadership Activities

3:00- 3:45 LIT Daily Swim Time

3:45 – 4:00 Dismissal (Village Bus Leaves South Campus)

4:00 – 6:00 Extended LIT Volunteer Hours

Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Institute ENROLLMENT

Each session is two weeks long (see session dates below). We require a two week minimum enrollment to participate in the Northeast Florida Teen Leadership Institute. Teens must submit their application along with two letters of reference and the registration fee to be considered for enrollment. Forms may turned in to our Village Academy North campus OR The Village Academy (South campus) or may be faxed or emailed. The registration fee may be paid over the phone or by cash or check. Please contact our Leader in Training Coordinator, Harriet Mayhead, with any questions at or call 904-797-5909 for more information. Space is limited so early applications are encouraged.

Session Dates

May 29th-June 8th
June 11th– June 22nd

June 25th – July 6th

July 9th – July 20th

July 23rd-August 3rd