Overnight Camps (Ages 16 & 17 )

Red Wolf: Leaders in Training (LIT) Program

Are you a teen who is 16-17 years old? Do you love camping and crafting and canoeing and kids? Are you thinking about growing your skills in the outdoors?

New this year, Red Wolf Camp is launching a Leaders in Training (LIT) program in Toronto to support teens in learning how to become leaders in the outdoor industry, while honing their skills and deepening their nature connection.

Red Wolf LIT program is our most immersive nature immersion experience. Campers create natural shelters, learn fire by friction and learn to build, craft and cook with plants found in the environment. Learning how to inspire kids in a backcountry* setting can be an amazing way for teens to prepare for all kinds of challenges in the outdoors, school and life.

Using our curiosity-driven curriculum and relationship-based approach, this summer LIT program is designed to help teens successfully transition from camper to camp leader. Teens will gain valuable leadership qualities that can be used in a variety of contexts, including school, future workplaces and their broader community!

Enrollment in the leaders in training (LIT) program will follow an application process. You can find more information on how to apply below.

Please note, LITs are considered to be “campers” within the context of Pine’s policies and procedures.

* Red Wolf takes place in the backcountry, with no running water, electricity, or permanent structures.
Red Wolf: Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
Red Wolf: Leaders in Training (LIT) Program

Click here to learn more about our curriculum and learning outcomes.

Summer 2024 Details:

This is an overnight backcountry program lasting 4.5 weeks. LITs are required to participate in both the training and placement portions.

Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, Haliburton, ON

Training: Jul. 25 - 28
Placement: Jul. 29 - Aug. 24
Price: $1,455

Payment will be required in full when your application is accepted and you’re invited to register. If payment in full creates financial hardship for your family, please let us know and we can discuss a custom payment plan. 

Please review our full cancellation policy carefully before registering. Please note, LITs are considered to be “campers” within the context of Pine’s policies and procedures. 

How to apply:  

In order to be considered as an LIT:

  • Complete the APPLICATION FORM – this must be completed by YOU, the teen applying! 
  • Ask one adult to fill out a character REFERENCE FORM for you. A character reference is an adult who can speak about you (it could be a teacher, coach, extra-curricular leader or neighbour). 

Once you have submitted your application and we have received one character reference, you will be invited to have a short conversation so that we can get to know you a little better! Following the conversation, if you’re invited to join the LIT program, you’ll be sent instructions on how to register.

Please note that we have a limited amount of spots in our Red Wolf LIT program. Teens should complete their application before April 5th. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to info@pineproject.org.