Leader In Training (LIT) Positions

Summer 2017 LIT positions are still available.

The Canterbury Hills Camp LIT program is an exciting, fun and rewarding way to develop leadership potential. The program includes a balance between intentional learning sessions and learning that happens through hands-on experiences. LITs work closely with our Resource Team, Overnight Leaders, and Day Camp leaders as they deploy their gifts, skills and enthusiasm through a wide variety of camp responsibilities.

LIT Benefits:

  • Learning and growing in a challenging and fun atmosphere with the benefit of being outdoors.
  • Participating in and contributing to a supportive and enriching community environment.
  • Exploring personal leadership potential while learning important leadership values and lessons.
  • Opportunities to gain experience by working with campers and staff teams.
  • Participating in LIT sessions that cover a variety of topics including: group dynamics, communication, conflict resolution, creative programming, behaviour management, and problem solving.
  • Learning about the operations of Canterbury Hills Camp by sharing in camp responsibilities.

READ reflections from those who have participated in the LIT program.

Minimum age requirement for LIT 1: 15 years of age by Dec. 31, 2017

Minimum age requirement for LIT 2: 16 years of age by Dec. 31, 2017

Day Camp LIT Program:

  • Ideal for young people from the communities immediately around Canterbury Hills Camp.
  • Daily duties run weekly Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm, with an overnight on Thursdays.

Overnight LIT Program:

  • Assist and care for a unit group (8 campers) with a staff team through all activities, meals, cabin times, camp-out, etc. and participate in all camp special events (chapel, meals, evening program, etc.).
  • The LIT 1 Program includes staff training plus July only or August only.
  • The LIT 2 Program includes planning and participating in an off-site Adventure week.

LIT Registration Fees:

  • Day Camp LIT (July only or August only): $300.
  • Overnight LIT (July only or August only): $800.
  • LIT 2 (July and August): $800.
  • Candidates may apply without previous camp experience.
  • LIT is excellent preparation for future leadership roles at camp, in churches, and in the community.
  • Canterbury Hills Camp does not guarantee that a LIT position will result in future staff positions.

After program acceptance, LITs are required to:

  • Provide a Police Reference Check (due May 20).
  • Attend the May Training Weekend: May 20 (morning) - 22 (afternoon).
  • Attend the June Training Week: June 23 (evening) - June 30 (afternoon).
  • Commit to the entire term of their LIT experience, including the clean-up/closure day on Aug. 26, 2017.

DOWNLOAD a description of leader responsibilities and expectations.

Being a camp leader can be one of the most formative and meaningful experiences of a lifetime. If the force inside you awakens at the thought of investing your heart and gifts at Canterbury Hills Camp this summer, follow these steps:

1. Carefully review the information on this page.

2. DOWNLOAD the new staff application form.

3. Complete the application form.

4. Email your application to Lance Wright: director@canterburyhills.ca

5. Provide two letters of reference that are included with your application or sent to director@canterburyhills.ca.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, contact Lance Wright: director@canterburyhills.ca or 905-648-2712 ext. 2