Elite Teen Program


Over 60 E.L.I.T.E. Teens (Excellent Leaders In Training Everyday) grades 9th through 12th participate yearly in our leadership program. One week of the summer camp season is dedicated to the ELITE Teens.  During this week, the ELITES participate in a mini-training to help them assist in the programming at Holiday Home Camp.

The ELITE Teen’s are essentially “counselors in training,” and are expected to attend a normal week of summer camp to show the skills they’ve learned through the ELITE Teen Program.  Additionally, the ELITE’s meet monthly, either at camp or in Chicago, for events that focus on the following themes: team building, job preparation and career talks, volunteering and giving back, manners and etiquette, conflict resolution, interviewing and college visits.

All ELITE teens in our program are eligible to apply for our very own higher education scholarship fund! The Wakely/Klapproth fund is made possible with contributions from Alumni and donors that want to help our ELITE Teens realize their aspirations for continuing education. For guidelines and the 2018 application packet, click here to DOWNLOAD THE PDF.

2018 Elite Event Dates

December 2nd – at Chicago Event – Volunteer at Sylvia Center

January 6/7th – at HHC – Elite Program and Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity

February 24/25th – at HHC – Young Ladies ONLY – Manners and Etiquette

April 7/8th – at HHC  – Young Men ONLY – Manners and Etiquette

May 5/6th – at HHC – Summer C.I.T. Prep and Graduation

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