Camp Surf will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner onSaturday and breakfast on Sunday. Meals are servedbuffet-style on the covered outdoor dining deck . The ASY staff will supplement meals with healthy snacksoptions. LIT participants will be required to eat onFriday night before arrival at the ASY.
What to Bring
Sleeping bag and pillow, short sleeve/T-Shirts, long pantsand shorts, toiletries and towel, warm shirts,underclothing, socks, sweatshirts, bathing suit, 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of sandals, flashlight and batteries,sunscreen and hat, warm jacket or coat.Optional items: water bottle, sunglasses, beach bag,book, notebook, money, and wetsuit.
What not to Bring
Do no bring surfboards, skimboards, weapons, toys,knives, food or hair spray. The following Electronicdevices will not be allowed : cell phones, iPods, or videogames . The Armed Services YMCA is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen.
Program Director Lyndsay is a SanDiego native andgraduate of University of California, SanDiego with adegree inSociology. Teenshave always had aspecial place in her heart after workingclosely with Juveniles on probation .Lyndsay is eager to explore the uniqueassets that military teens encompass with their strong resilience, maturity,and ability to persevere. She is hopingretreat graduates will gain necessary leadership skills to employ at school andin the community!
Kicking off her third summer with the ASYMCA, Cathy,is psyched to bea part of our teen programs!Cathy is a Texasnative with adegree inInterdisciplinary Studies from theUniversity of North Texas, and a Texascredentialed generalist teacher for grades 4 through 8. She has previously worked with high school AVID students,and possesses a passion for working with adolescents. Cathy looks forwardto using her experience with grades fivethrough twelve to enhance thisexperience for our Leaders in Training!
Lorenzo is a native San Diegan growingup down the streetfrom Camp Surf inthe Imperial Beacharea. He attendedSan Diego StateUniversity and iscurrently working inthe Active Duty Department withthe ASY. Lorenzo’s special talent as aprofessional DJ has gotten the party started for many youth functions. This will be his first summer with the ASY,and he is eager to pump up the fun withhis DJ skills at our Leader’s in TrainingRetreat!
LIT is open to children of military service members from all servicebranches and pay grades. Themilitary service member must beassigned to a San Diego military installation or San Diego basedship. Teens must be between 13–15 years old by May 11th to beeligible. There will be nononono ageexceptions.
The Armed Services Y is proud toprovide over 40 free programs toSan Diego military servicemembers and their families eachmonth. Should you wish to makea contribution to the ArmedServices YMCA in support of programs such as LIT you may doso by sending your donation tothe Armed Services YMCA at 3293Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124 or call 858-751-5755 for more information.
LIT registration forms and atwenty dollar non-refundabledeposit will be required toregister. Due to limited space inthe program, should the family fail to cancel their teen’s LITregistration at least two weeksprior to the first day or the teennot attend LIT, the family will beplaced on our ineligible for servicelist.
Contacting Teens:Contacting Teens:Contacting Teens:Contacting Teens:If you should need to reach your child during training please callour front desk at 858-751-5755.They will take your message andget the information to your child.Cell phones will not be permittedfor use by teens. If teens fail tocomply with the cell phone policy during the LIT program staff willconfiscate the cell phone andreturn upon completion of the weekend.Teen Illness or Injury:Teen Illness or Injury:Teen Illness or Injury:Teen Illness or Injury:If your teen becomes ill at campour staff will contact you to pick them up. Please havearrangements to do so in a timely manner. If you teen is injuredcamp staff will take whatever steps are necessary to obtainmedical care. If we are unable toreach you and your teen needsmedical attention they will betransported to the hospital by anambulance. All expenses for emergency medical care are theresponsibility of the parent.
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