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 $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.
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!
What some of our LITs had to say…
“LIT was the most inspirational week of my life.” – Beaner (2019)
“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 week was probably the best week of my life, and I have God to thank for putting me there.” – Mercury (2019)
“I have made friendships which will last a lifetime! It was an epic week!” – Crafty (2018)
“It was one of the best weeks of my life . . . most importantly, we learned about our faith and how to be a good leader.” – Cappuccino (2019)
“LIT was phenomenal. I made many amazing friendships and, more importantly, drew nearer to Jesus.” – Dapper (2018)
“LIT saved my life, renewed my faith in God, gave me the family I needed, made me the leader I’ve always wanted to be, and gave me joy I didn’t know I could experience.” – Moony (2019)
“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 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)
“In LIT I found more than just leadership training – I found a family, I found empowerment, and most importantly, I found Jesus.” – Pinof (2019)
“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)
“The friendships formed at LIT are friendships lasting a lifetime. We are no longer strangers, we are family.” – Bamboozle (2019)
“LIT was amazing; I’ve made so many new connections with God and with the people I’ve met throughout the week.” – Basil (2018)
“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 changed my life, strengthened my faith, and gave me a family.” – Indigo (2019)
“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)