Crossroads Signature Experiences
At Crossroads it is our goal to offer youth a wide range of activities and experiences that will broaden their horizons, teach them new skills and help them grow into the next generation of leaders – all in a fun, supportive environment.
Every year 1000 kids and teens spend the summer at one of Crossroads’ three camp sites. Camp is where youth first become part of the second family they find at Crossroads, making new friends and meeting the counselors and mentors who will be in their corner for any challenges or triumphs they experience. Our three sites all offer distinctive experiences for youth:
- Camp Wing is our largest summer program, where kids and staff come together to form an extended family of friends and mentors.
- Camp Mitton is Crossroads’ smaller, family-style program providing a unique summer experience for youth who are coming from crisis situations and need more individual support to feel successful.
- Camp Lapham is the summer home of our C5 Teen Leadership Program for 8-12 graders. Lapham is home base for our teens as they launch into leadership development activities from wilderness treks to college tours. Learn more about Camp Lapham and C5 here.
February School Vacation Week
Students enrolled in our CCI (link) program for 3-7th graders come out to Camp Wing for a week of fun and educational programming. The week-long event, coming halfway between kids’ immersive summer camp sessions, allows staff to reconnect with kids and implement more comprehensive academic and leadership development programming, from literacy workshops to healthily expressing emotions.
NOLS Leadership Trek
10th graders test their leadership skills on a 9-day wilderness trek hiking, rock climbing, cooking over campfires, and more. The trip provides real challenges and real consequences as teens make decisions, solve problems and learn to work together effectively.
Crossroads C5 Road to College Tour
Each summer our 11th graders go on the weeklong Road to College Tour, which they help plan during the school year. On the tour they get a feel for college life and the application and financial aid processes. Our teens get to participate in classes, meet current students and professors, and check out campus life in dorms and dining halls!
ACT Now Summit
12th graders participate in the A.C.T. Now Summit (Actively Change Tomorrow) each summer- workshops and training around community service and meeting needs in their own communities. Teens meet people who are making a difference, explore solutions to the unique problems faced by their communities and plan their class’ service road trip.
Medallions for Change Community Service Road Trip
Each spring our graduating seniors, the Medallions, put their leadership skills into practice on a week-long community service road trip over their spring break. They choose an issue they care about as a class and a community in need, then plan and complete a week-long community service road trip!