Leader In Training (LIT)

The Canterbury Hills Camp LIT program is an exciting, fun and rewarding way to develop leadership potential. The program includes daily learning sessions that include topics such as: personal care, teamwork, attitude, facilitation, behaviour responsiveness, communication, spirituality, wilderness skills, or problem solving. Learning continues throughout the day as LITs deploy their gifts, skills and enthusiasm through a wide variety of camp responsibilities such as: helping with site/program duties, supporting a staff team, assisting with cabin needs or participating as a leader with campers.

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
  • Participating in the LIT Expedition

REVIEW a description of leader responsibilities and expectations.

Minimum age for LIT 1: 15 by Dec. 31, 2019

Minimum age for LIT 2: 16 by Dec. 31, 2019

LIT I DAY - $600

  • HALF SUMMER: July 8 - August 2
  • HALF SUMMER: July 29 - August 24
  • Includes the LIT EXPEDITION
  • 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.


  • HALF SUMMER: July 8 - August 2
  • HALF SUMMER: July 29 - August 24
  • Includes the LIT EXPEDITION
  • 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.).
  • Daily duties run from Sunday afternoon to Friday evening


  • FULL SUMMER: July 8 - August 24
  • HALF SUMMER: July 8 - August 2
  • HALF SUMMER: July 29 - August 24
  • Take leadership to the next level, with level 2 training sessions
  • Expanded leadership opportunities and responsibilities
  • Includes the LIT EXPEDITION
  • Available to those who have participated in LIT 1 or can demonstrate comparable leadership experience/ability.

LIT EXPEDITION: $250/participant

July 29 - Aug. 2

All LITs will join together for a special week of canoeing, camping and leadership development in a provincial park. Our passionate and experienced leadership team will provide the knowledge and training needed for a successful and meaningful experience in beautiful outdoor settings. No previous experience is required. Canterbury Hills will supply all group equipment.

LIT Registration

  • Candidates may apply without previous camp experience.
  • There are limited LIT positions and the application process is competitive.
  • 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.
  • Contact our Registrar if you wish to apply for bursary assistance.

To apply for a LIT position:

1. Carefully review the information on this page.

2. Complete our online LIT Application Form.

3. If you want to discuss staff opportunities, email Emily Lloyd, Camp Director.

Selected applicants will be invited to a functional interview at Christ Church Flamborough on Mar. 9. To be considered for an interview, please submit your application by Feb. 23.

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