Teen Leadership Program

New this summer, replacing our CIT program.

*This program is currently FULL, if you would like to be on a wait list please call the front desk at 727-518-3728.

Summer 2020 is bringing NEW opportunities for teens to volunteer, build confidence, learn responsibility and develop skills to prepare them for future endeavors. The Teen Leadership Program is a volunteer opportunity for teens entering 8th-12th grade. Your commitment will include completing a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks, morning, afternoon or both, with the Belleair Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Program.

Required Program Packet Includes:
1. Program Application
2. Activity Waiver signed by legal guardian
3. Application Essay
4. Letter of recommendation from a non-family member
5. Applicants must schedule an interview upon submission of packet  (*Applicants will be contacted to schedule and interview at a later date.)

A limited number of teens will be accepted this summer. If accepted to the program, there is a $35 Administration fee for the first three weeks. Requesting additional weeks may incur an additional fee and may not be granted. After the completion of all interviews, an e-mail will be sent to all applicants. For those accepted, it will include their assigned weeks and the mandatory training dates in May.

Program Objectives and Responsibilities: 
  • Time Management 
    - Assist counselors with transitions to and from activities and rec locations 
  • Marketing
    - Produce a short social media story reviewing a day in the life at camp 
  • Recreation Programming
    - Run 3 group games during the week, with assistance from group counselor
  • Leadership Challenges
    - Challenges promoting leadership and team building
  • Cash Handling
    - Assist with the selling and distribution of snacks/lunch
  • Public Speaking
    - Assist with group and camp announcements for the day/week
  • Camper Safety
    - Secondary check-in and roll call for their assigned group