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 $249 (+ GST). This fee includes everything: meals, materials, events, training, an LIT shirt, and somewhere to sleep. The 2017 training is on March 10-16 (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, 2017. Please note that LIT Program applications are due by February 28. We hope to see you here!

What some of the 2016 LITs had to say…

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

“Everything was awesome, and I learned and developed so much spiritually.” – Chapters

“I couldn’t have imagined it any better.” – Neon

“I made amazing friends . . . – Mushu

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

“LIT was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.” – Baloo

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

“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

“Life changing . . . an awesome learning experience [that brought] us so close to God.” – Footloose

“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

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

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

“Everyone should do this program. It opens your eyes to who God truly is . . .” – Thrasher

“It was an amazing experience!” – Spinelli