Leaders in Training

Ages 16 – 17 / $1100 / July 9 – August 4

The Leader-in-training program is an intensive 200-hour course spread over four weeks including a multi-day canoe trip and an internship on-site at Gracefield Camp. The course is a program of the Association des Camps du Quebec that covers a wide spectrum of leadership skill training which Gracefield augments with Christian camping content, worship and Bible study. Leaders-in-training receives instruction in safety and risk management at camp; child development and leadership styles; camp skill development; games, archery, and land navigation including outdoor living skills, hiking, swimming, Bible study, worship leadership, drama, music and ropes course; First Aid training, wilderness practice scenarios and canoe skill training through the Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association (ORCKA) program.

The LIT program contributes to the development of team building and out-tripping skills during the off-site multi-day canoe trip, an internship with campers on-site covering all parts of the camp from maintenance to counselling, to kitchen, to administration. The LIT program is ideal for youth looking for experience working with children, planning on becoming a lifeguard, or looking to bring their wilderness expertise up to the next level. The LIT program is a stepping stone to many opportunities in the world of camp and beyond.

In addition to the registration, the LIT program will involve an application process, interview and references.