Leaders in Training

For youth entering 8th grade


Updated 10/5/23 - Per the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the California Department of Public Health, all participants of Walden West Outdoor School and Summer Programs are recommended to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

As of September 22, 2023 here are the updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

For over 15 years, the Walden West Leaders in Training (LITs) program has helped develop former campers into the role models we look for in our summer counselors. Participants build and enhance their leadership skills focusing on social and emotional learning, promoting positivity, a growth mindset, and creating a safe place for campers to be their best and be accepting of others. 

LITs also learn how to belay at our ropes course and contribute to a community service project. Our 1:10 staff-to-LIT ratio allows for personalized observation and feedback to most effectively train our future leaders and fill their leadership toolkits. 

Since LITs participate and interact with the Summer Day Camp, they are invited to the Thursday night BBQ and campfire. LITs may also opt to stay for the night hike and spend the night under the stars. The LITs Thursday BBQ dinner and Friday breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Upon successful completion of the one-week LIT program or with a recommendation from staff, LIT graduates may join the Counselor in Training (CIT) program the following year. 

Summer 2024 dates. Links will take you to Ultra Camp to login and register.

Each session is the same with the same information and the same schedule. Limit one session per child per summer.

Frequently Asked Questions (updated 1/19/2024)


Do I need to make a new account if my kids attended last summer?

I am a new user to Ultra Camp. How do I create an account and profile for my child?

How do I register my child for a session? (after creating an account and your child's profile)

What if I forgot my username and password?

What paperwork do I need to complete?

What happens when it says the person is too old for the session?

Why can’t I see the right session to Register for?

Why is a session ineligible?

Why is the reason for being ineligible not displaying?

Is there a deposit or payment plan?

What if I didn’t receive my confirmation email after check-out?

Is there a cancellation policy?

Are there scholarships available? - Updated 2/7/23

Can I register my child for more than one week?


What is included in registration?

Who needs to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at Walden West?

Is there a face mask policy?

Is there anything for teenagers?

Is there anything for families?

Will my kids be in the same day camp group with their friends?

How do you divide the campers into groups?

Can both of my kids be in the same day camp group even though they are in different grade levels?

Who uses the ropes course and climbing wall?

Is there a bus?

Is there an early drop-off or late pick-up?

I have kids in multiple programs during one week. How does that work with the overnights?