Leader Orientation means summer is here!

Every year at the end of May, we welcome all of our program leaders to Putney, Vermont, for Leader Orientation. It’s a packed five days of training sessions, conferences, speakers, teamwork, and preparation for the summer’s programs—as well as music, laughter, and games.

It’s also a time when friendships are born and returning leaders get to reunite with their Putney family. Every year, more than 65% of our program leaders are returning for another summer—some leaders have been coming to Orientation for more than 10 years! We are always happy to see these familiar faces as well as to welcome the new leaders who are learning about our organization for the first time.

We are in constant awe of the experiences, charisma, passion, and professionalism of our leaders, and this year was no different. They come from diverse backgrounds and identities and are committed to working alongside students to have the best summer experience possible.

We already know it’s going to be a great summer!

Click here to learn more about Putney’s exceptional leaders.