LIT – Leaders in Training

You don’t want to miss this! If you want to serve at camp this summer, meet new friends, and go a little deeper with God, you’ll want to be here. It’s an entire week of working and learning together, in an intimate and fun camp setting.

Here’s a little of what to expect:

  • Leadership training – how to be a leader people will follow, through integrity (who you are as a leader) and influence (what you do as a leader)
  • Camp Skills Training, such as how to lead Archery, Rock-Climbing, Challenge Course, and so on
  • Personal Development, exploring issues about our own faith and how we can share it with others
  • Counseling Skills – learning how to work well with various kinds of kids in a camp setting, through discussions and role-play
  • Hands-on work with the kids at Spring Break-Out Camp, practicing the skills you’re learning
  • Lots of laughs and fun, as you meet people who want to learn and grow, just like you do.

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LIT Program Dates

Timberline’s LIT Program is offered once each year, and the camp fee for the week is $279 (+ GST). This fee includes everything: meals, materials, events, training, an LIT shirt, and somewhere to sleep. The 2020 training is on March 13-19 (Friday at 7:00 p.m. until Thursday at 6:00 p.m.).

On the first night there will be an evening snack, but no dinner. The gates generally open just a few minutes prior to the camp starting, so that our staff and facilities can be ready.


Because LITs work with children during their training, they are required to go through a screening process similar to what our staff go through. This involves completing the Staff Application Form, two Reference forms (filled in by an associate), one Reference form (filled in by a pastor), and an interview.

At this time, all forms must be printed out and either mailed or faxed; no online registration is available. The program fee must be mailed, and it will be returned in the event that a person is not accepted into the program.

You must be 16-18 years of age by December 31, 2020. Please note that LIT Program applications are due by February 28. We hope to see you here!

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What some of our LITs had to say…

“LIT was one of the greatest experiences I have ever been through. It pushed me out of my comfort zone (in the best way) and provided a place where I could really be myself. I will forever thank God for the memories, experiences, and friendships I made.” – Scuttle (2018)

“LIT was a life-changing experience.” – Swoosh (2017)

“LIT was one of the best weeks of my life. I learned so much, made lots of new friends, and grew so much closer to God. It was a transforming experience.” – Libero (2017)

“LIT was phenomenal. I made many amazing friendships and, more importantly, drew nearer to Jesus.” – Dapper (2018)

“LIT was such an amazing week; I met so many new people and grew in my faith immensely.” – Cinder (2017)

“LIT was one of the best experiences of my life. In a week, I made a whole new family and developed my relationship with God in a way I’ve never done before.” – Scarecrow (2018)

“LIT was amazing; I’ve made so many new connections with God and with the people I’ve met throughout the week.” – Basil (2018)

“LIT was such a great experience! I am so glad I got to meet so many wonderful people and grow in my faith. I will remember every experience and everything I learned for the rest of my life.” – Spice (2017)

“This was one of my best experiences in my life! You guys at Timberline and LIT help me to know that I belong . . . I loved the training and the classes . . . I’ve grown closer to Jesus through this.” – Chickpea (2018)

“LIT showed me how camp can and does have a huge impact on people’s lives, and it is an amazing place to learn about Jesus.” – Violet (2017)

“I have made friendships which will last a lifetime! It was an epic week!” – Crafty (2018)

“LIT has not only given me amazing friends, but it’s given me a new perspective of God. It took me out of my comfort zone and taught me new things about myself. LIT is truly life-changing for everyone who comes.” – Pegasus (2018)

“LIT challenged me and grew my faith. It gave me friends I will have forever.” – Reason (2017)

“TR helped me grow in my faith, helped me develop lasting friendships, and become a better Christian that glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you TR and all the staff!” – Feather (2018)

“LIT was the best week of my life! I’ve never connected so well with people than I did here, and I will value these friendships forever. It’s an amazing opportunity to grow in your faith, and I will use everything I learned this week for the rest of my life.” – Nutmeg (2017)

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LIT 2019