YOUNG ADULTS. BECOMING LEADERS.
The Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program is the first step in the our training programs and it is for teens who have completed the 9th grade. This program involves an application and selection process that requires initiative and dedication from the camper rather than the parent.. Two (2) letters of recommendations are required and submitted at any time, even before officially applying. These letters are from teachers, coaches, and youth group leaders and explain why the candidate would be good for the program. Once applied for the program, check your CampInTouch account ‘Forms’ for supplemental questions that the camper needs to fill out and submit. Once the questions are submitted, an interview will be scheduled. Once all steps are complete then an interview can be scheduled.
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Sunday: Campers arrive, icebreakers, ROWDIE Campfire
Monday: Teambuilding, Leave No Trace, trip preparation
Tuesday-Friday: Backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park. During the trip, LITs learn more about their personal leadership styles, backcountry skills, and apply their Leave No Trace knowledge.
Saturday: Rest, laundry, learn more about leadership styles,
Sunday: More leadership activities, greet incoming campers, lead rules speech for all of CCO, lead a song at ROWDIE campfire
Monday: Service project. Generally trail work in or around the Fraser Valley.
Tuesday: Prepare for challenger night, lead challenger night (teach challenger campers about Leadership Training Programs and then facilitate a game).
Wednesday: Takeover day! LIT’s are split into cabins of younger campers where they apply their leadership skills and lead games and activities with younger campers.
Thursday: Day hike, plan for teaching talents.
Friday: Teaching talents: LITs lead a 15-20 minute lesson about something they have a passion for or something that relates to Leave No Trace principles. LIT’s also learn how to give and receive feedback as part of this. LITs also lead a song at closing vespers.
Saturday: Campers leave. See you next year in SIT or BLT!
Weekend camp is available after odd-numbered sessions. If your camper is planning on participating in another program directly before or after their LIT session, please check to see that weekend camp is available.
Interested? Have more questions? Contact our Leadership and Trips Director Ian at email@example.com
“I don’t think I could pick out a best part of the program. I enjoyed myself so much in LIT. I didn’t want to leave!” -LIT Camper
“I loved how small the groups were. I really felt a connection with everybody by the end of the two weeks. I also loved the opportunity to work with kids especially on campout night!” -LIT Camper
Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our goal is to offer challenging experiences to build leaders through life-long skill development in a safe, imaginative, natural setting. We instill confidence through independence and interpersonal skills. We challenge our campers to discover their true selves.
CARING | HONESTY | RESPECT | RESPONSIBILITY | FAITH