Summer Leadership Conference 2022

Join us at YMCA Camp Mason

August 22 – 26, 2022

Join Us! In Person!

I’ve got exciting news, y’all! We expect to be able to hold our Summer Leadership Conference in-person this year with programming looking very close to a typical teen institute camp – that means cabins, process groups, and all the LMTI greatest hits!

There are COVID safety protocols that we’ll need to have in place, particularly to ensure participants, volunteers, advisors, and staff arrive healthy to camp. Given the nature of changing guidelines, we expect that guidance is likely to adjust in the coming months. So, we’ll be providing monthly updates and will communicate if/when things change.

Important Details

We’re so excited to hold a FULL Summer Leadership Conference this summer! There are COVID safety protocols that we’ll need to have in place, particularly to ensure participants, volunteers, advisors, and staff arrive healthy to camp.

Dates: Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26

Youth Participant cost: $650

YAC cost: $450

Camp Applications

Given the nature of changing guidelines, we expect that guidance is likely to adjust in the coming months. Here’s the important information that reflects where we stand NOW on our camp health & safety protocols: we’re requiring a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival as well as proof of vaccination. We will be offering virtual programming as an accommodation for those unable to meet these requirements to attend in person.

This application is meant to be filled out by campers and by our Youth Advisory Council.

This application is meant to be filled out by Advisors, CATS, and volunteers.

Health & Safety (updated 5/13/22)

Here’s the important information that reflects where we stand NOW on our camp health & safety protocols:

The NJ Department of Health has lifted COVID-19 restrictions for summer camps in 2022, but recommends a variety of safety protocols as per CDC guidelines. As such, EVERYONE who attends LMTI’s 2022 Summer Leadership Conference is to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test on their day of arrival to camp. LMTI is providing rapid tests at no cost to those attending.

  • For students coming by bus with their LMTI advisor they will test and answer screener questions prior to getting on the bus and traveling to camp.
  • Those driving to camp independently or without their LMTI advisor will be tested upon arrival to camp under the supervision of our healthcare team.
  • Presenters and other guests who are staying for an extended amount of time will also test upon arrival under the supervision of our healthcare team.

Vaccines 

While proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend the LMTI Summer Leadership Conference, we strongly recommend that all staff, advisors, and participants be fully vaccinated. Vaccination is considered the best way to protect oneself from the risks of COVID-19, up to and including death, as well as the best way to stop the spread of the virus.


We also strongly recommend that all attendees provide the requested COVID-19 vaccination information on their health forms. As per health recommendations by the state of New Jersey and the CDC, anyone who is exposed to COVID-19 at camp who has provided proof of vaccination is NOT required to quarantine and return home, unless they demonstrate symptoms of illness or test positive. Anyone who is exposed to COVID-19 at camp who has NOT provided proof of vaccination must quarantine immediately and be picked up from camp by a parent or guardian.

Vaccines

We’ve had a lot of questions regarding vaccination status and we’re working through those questions as we get clearer guidance on changing camp safety guidelines – hopefully we’ll have clarity by May. As we answer these questions, we will reach out and keep you all updated.

At this point, camp guidelines are for unvaccinated students/staff to quarantine for 2 weeks prior to attending camp, which is not an option for a 5-day program. To avoid this, we’re requiring proof of vaccination or offering virtual programming as an accommodation. As a prevention organization, we strongly encourage everyone who can to get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on boosters.*

*As guidelines change, we will communicate any changes we make to our health & safety protocols.

Camp Overview Session

Prior to the start of the conference, the LMTI Staff will be holding optional online orientations for parents/guardians and students on Monday August 1 at 6:00PM AND Monday August 8 at 6:00PM via Zoom to review health protections, what to expect at LMTI, and answer any questions that you may have. We hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 992 9799 6792

Parent & Guardian Resources

Is your child attending the Summer Leadership Conference? We are so excited that they will be joining us for this incredible experience! We are sure you have many questions, so that’s why we are providing this page with some helpful guides, webinars, and other resources to help answer any questions you might have!

Contact Info at Camp Mason

Camp Mason Office Number (9:00am-5:00pm):

(908) 368-8217

EMERGENCY 24-HOUR CAMP CONTACT NUMBER:

(908) 362-8245

Camp Mason Address:

23 Birch Ridge RoadHardwick, NJ 07825

Rachel Taylor

LMTI Director

RTaylor@pipnj.org

(201) 552-2264