Year 1 (LIT 1): offered for those 15 years of age and older, participants will focus on leadership skills, faith development, team building and personal growth while participating in traditional camp activities.
Year 2 (LIT 2): offered for those 16 years of age and older, will build upon the skills learned in LIT-1 the previous year, and more of an emphasis will be placed on the development of Christian camping leadership skills (age group characteristics, children with special needs, bible study and program planning etc.) LIT 2 will provide hands on leadership opportunities to practice these skills within the camp setting.
LIT 2 participants may be invited to attend a camp in August as a volunteer junior counsellor given successful completion of the LIT program and the demonstration of readiness to become a future staff member of Camp Geddie.
Benefits of the LIT Program Inside and Outside of Camp Life
LIT is a great program to list on your resume for all employment, but it especially helps when applying to be a counselor at Camp Geddie! During these four weeks at camp, you will develop a strong skill set and learn various tools and techniques that can be applied to any aspect of life. All while having an amazing summer experience! The benefits of the camp experience are plenty, from life lessons beyond the classroom and the value of playtime, to appreciating nature and building confidence and leadership skills, while building a relationship with Christ. LIT will help participants to build relationships and social skills by offering hands on experience with campers and engaging in peer mentoring. LIT will develop resiliency and confidence as participants are encouraged to go outside their comfort zone through activities such as leading Bible Studies and other camp activities (games, crafts, sports, singing etc.). As LIT participants take risks and face challenges, they build their independence, resiliency and self-esteem in a safe, supervised and supportive environment. LIT participants will also benefit from the physical activity aspects of the program. Participants engage in daily physical activity which has been shown to have many beneficial health outcomes.
LIT 1: Ages 15+
LIT 2: Ages 16+
$385 per program
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LIT is designed as an ideal transition between being a camper and
becoming a staff member. The program emphasizes the development of Christian camping leadership skills (including learning age group characteristics, planning and leading Bible study, vespers, campfires, and singing, working with special needs campers and much more. It offers a balance of formal training, mentoring, and practical hands on experience.