This is a four and a half week program where LITs learn the skills necessary to mentor campers in a backcountry environment. LITs will work closely with the LIT Coordinator to gain insight into all elements of being a leader including skill development, campsite organization, leadership and camper management.
Training: For the first 4 days of the program, the LITs will be in a small group together with an experienced mentor. During this time, you’ll learn about different leadership styles and facilitation techniques, practice games and activities specific to our unique backcountry setting that lead campers to fun and connection, and receive the feedback and attention that so many young leaders can benefit from.
Placement: During each week of camp, the LITs will be placed with camp groups, gaining direct experience working with younger campers in a backcountry setting. Each week, they will get the chance to be placed with a different mentor and camp group. LITs will assist in planning and delivering overnight camp programming, whether it’s mammal tracking, cooking over the fire or making crafts from natural materials. Building on the foundation of the training days, you will work closely with staff teams to deliver a fun, safe overnight camp experience! Throughout the placement weeks, LITs will receive feedback from a multitude of experienced staff members, allowing you to integrate your learnings and step out of your comfort zone.
Throughout your time at camp, LITs will get the chance to come together and participate in challenges such as solo or group overnights in natural built shelters, deeper skill development and games and fun with your peers.
Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve, Haliburton, ON
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 email@example.com.