If you are between 13 and 15 you have an opportunity to learn from some of the best young leaders in the church today. These are young people that are sold out for Jesus and are ready to guide young teens in making good choices.
The Leader in Training program is held on the grounds of Stayner Camp, during our Heroes on the Move Sports Camp Week. The LIT program is designed to help you as you transition from being a camper to becoming a junior staff member. Although we hope that while you participate in the LIT program, your desire is to still be a camper at a week of camp, (our sister camp, Mishewah, runs excellent weeks for teens.) You are never too old for fun!
The LIT program emphasizes the development of your Christian faith and the skills you need to effectively teach, support and lead the activities at camp or at your church. There will be some classroom style learning, lots of observing to do, practicing your skills and some very friendly testing.
The skills you are beginning to acquire will take you someday into further education and the workplace. Camp plays a unique role in character development and building a strong work ethic. At the end of the week successful participants will receive a certificate of completion which could be a valuable addition to a resume. When we hire staff for Mishewah or Stayner, preference is given to successful graduates of our LIT program.
As with all our camp staff we want you to embrace the RAFT principle:
Are you Reliable, Available, Faithful and Teachable.
LIT’s stay in an LIT cabin. You have leaders who are your coaches and mentors throughout the program. Some offsite activities will be planned for exercise, for learning, and for fun. The LIT program runs for 2 years, one week each year. Year 2 builds on the skills learned in year 1.