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.

LIT Program Dates

Timberline’s LIT Program is offered once each year, and the camp fee for the week is $259 (+ GST). This fee includes everything: meals, materials, events, training, an LIT shirt, and somewhere to sleep. The 2018 training is on March 16-22 (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 (check off the Leaders in Training box), 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, 2018. Please note that LIT Program applications are due by February 28. We hope to see you here!

What some of our LITs had to say…

“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)

“This has been the best week ever. I learned so much and made new friends. I am so thankful.” – Pickles (2016)

“It was so helpful and inspiring and has changed my life.” – Stiles (2016)

“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 most amazing experiences of my life.” – Baloo (2016)

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

“Everyone is so welcoming . . . like one big family . . . the skills you learn in this course are helpful, and having hands-on experience is awesome.” – Fiddle (2016)

“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)

“Best experience of my life so far.” – Whoops (2016)

“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)

“It was an amazing week, and I enjoyed every moment of it.” – Optimist (2016)

“It was the best week of my life! It really helped me grow in my faith, and I made so many amazing friends. I’ll miss it so much.” – Pascal (2016)

“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)

“This has probably been my most valuable week in my life.” – Sid (2016)