NEW! LIT Express
The LIT (Leaders In Training) program at Pioneer Camp has been successfully training and developing young leaders for over 40 years. This co-ed leadership development program provides a personalized, innovative mix of formal and hands-on learning experiences.
Program Options for LIT 2022
LIT Summer Session
LIT Program Outline:
At LIT our goal is to become a community of leaders who learn to lead by following the example of Jesus. The first 2.5 week training component of the program is dedicated to learning and developing leadership through a variety of group sessions and experiences. It’s also the time when LITs develop friendships with other likeminded young leaders so they can encourage one another to grow and put into practice the values of Jesus. Some features of these weeks include: one to one coaching, leading various program elements and hot topic conversations, being part of a small group bible study and going on a 3-day overnight canoe trip. The LITs will engage together with staff around Jesus’ example of servant leadership in Scripture and how He is working in their life today.
During this time, LITs develop close mentoring relationships with experienced leaders who will provide them with valuable feedback, constructive debriefing and close personal support to help LIT’s identify and develop their strengths as well as build the skills they need to be extraordinary leaders. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the Bible and following Jesus and become part of a great community of young leaders.
After the teaching sessions LIT’s will go on placement for 2 weeks! This is where they put their skills and training to the test by becoming a member of one of our Pioneer Camp staff teams. The LITs will live in a chalet and partner with senior leaders at Girls Camp, Boys Camp or Adventure Camp. LITs may be placed in a chalet leading campers, alongside staff who are supporting an individual with special needs, or even serving in a kitchen or joining a maintenance team. All of these jobs are vital to camp and are excellent opportunities to grow as leaders.
After these two weeks LITs may be invited by their site directors to stay on and become part of the summer staff team. Our hope is that LITs will take all these lessons that they learn home with them and have an impact in their communities beyond camp.