LIT Program FAQ’s
Summer camp shapes strong leaders. In fact, studies have proven that camp equips young people for leadership like few other programs. Young people who participate in LIT emerge from their four-week adventure ready to share their faith, serve others, handle conflict and rise to just about any challenge put in front of them.
No. The online application is only the first step in the process. You must complete all paperwork, submit it to camp, and interview successfully in order to get a spot reserved. Interviews are also not guaranteed and spots in specific sessions are not reserved until acceptance is confirmed to the program.
Applicants invited to the interview stage will be notified within two weeks of their interview date regarding their acceptance. A place will not be reserved in specific LIT sessions until acceptance to the program is confirmed. Not all applicants will receive an interview but will be notified regardless.
Program Components Include:
A four-day trip gives you a chance to try out your leadership skills with other LITs as you take turns leading the trip. The trip is also a great time to enjoy creation and have fun getting to know each other.
These interactive and engaging training sessions will help you develop your skills as you learn about behaviour management, teamwork, self-care, restorative practice, developing you and your teams skill-sets and passions.
This is a chance for you to lead your small group in a discussion on a relevant topic like role of character in leadership and what is the role of suffering in Christian leadership. These discussions will help you learn valuable facilitation skills, giving each person a better understanding of issues that you encounter in the world.
This is a chance for staff to spend time with you, talking about life and what you are experiencing at LIT. The LIT staff will be there to support, encourage and challenge you as you grow in your faith and as a leader.
At Pioneer Camp we believe we are deeply known by Jesus and can get to know Him deeply, too! We believe we should follow Jesus’ teaching to love God and love our neighbours, so we spend time looking at what the Bible can teach us about how to know God better and how we should live. These sessions are a foundational part of the Leaders In Training Program.
The placement is the challenge you have spent two weeks preparing for, where you put your skills to the test by becoming a member of one of our superb Pioneer staff teams! You will spend a session of camp living in a chalet and partnering with a senior leader to lead a group of campers at Girls Camp, Boys Camp, or Adventure Camp. LIT graduates may also be placed in one of our special needs programs to support either children or adults with special needs. Both programs run across all of our sites with our adult program focusing on growing its participants life and job skills.
Feel free to contact LIT Director Ben Bokma for more information.