What is the Leader in Training Program?
The LIT program has been an important part of the Kintail community for decades. It is an opportunity for youth in high school to form close, life long relationships with people they may otherwise never have had a chance to meet! While at camp, LITs live and work together to achieve a sense of community and personal growth all while enjoying the fun activities all of our campers experience here at Kintail!
LITs will have a chance to try out everything- from archery, arts and crafts, high ropes, time at the beach, chapel, outdoor living skills, and more! It’s the “and more” that really allows LIT to shine. Leadership activities, team-building exercises, and time for conversation and personal reflection are what set this camp session apart. After completing LIT, participants will have gained valuable life skills to help them in their final years of high school and in the work place. LIT participants often work on staff at Kintail the next summer, and have great experiences to draw from as they help bring the magic of camp to children week after week.
What does an LITs time at camp look like?
LITs will come to Kintail for the first two weeks of the summer to live in community. They will live with their LIT Resource Counsellors in the Nest, spending time in sessions, on adventures, and creating memories. LITs are then able to return to camp for two sessions to spend time learning from the Kintail Staff how to be a cabin counsellor or support staff member. LITs can choose from any of the sessions listed below throughout the summer. LITs are able to stay the weekend if they are participating in the next week’s cabin session, if not, they must go home at the close of the session.
Throughout their time in cabins or working with the support staff, the LITs will participate in check-ins and sessions with the other LITs. They will lead a FLASH (Faith, Learning, and Sharing) session, run a campfire, prepare morning Chapel, lead a morning activity, and assist the cabin counsellors. Every LIT is guaranteed two weeks of cabin/support experience and additional weeks may be possible.
Leader in Training Dates
LITs in Community: K2/K3 – Sunday July 9 – Friday July 21
LITs in Cabin (Optional weeks to sign-up for)
K4 – Sunday, July 23- Friday, July 28
K5 – Sunday, July 30 – Wednesday, August 2
K7 – Tuesday, August 8 – Friday, August 11
K8 – Sunday, August 13 – Friday, August 18
Rates & Flexible Pricing
Camp Kintail offers flexible pricing with 3 choices for our camp sessions. Every family can choose the level of payment that is right for their situation. Option A is the traditionally subsidized rate, Option C is the rate that is more representative of the true cost of camp, while Option B is the mid-point. We recognize that Option A is still difficult for some families to cover, and so Camperships will continue to be available for families that require assistance. These lower rates are made possible by donations from individuals and churches. Please choose the option that suits your needs best. If you require further assistance with the cost of camp or have any questions, please give us a call at 519-529-7317 or email [email protected] as we would be happy to help!
The option you select in no way affects your campers experience at Camp Kintail!
Where you’ll stay!
LIT’s at Camp Kintail stay in our newest, year round building called ‘the Nest.’ There are dormitory style rooms with air conditioning and lots of space. The washrooms are designed to be comfortable and flexible for living in community. For the first two weeks of LIT, all campers will live in this space all together. For the second two weeks, LIT’s will stay in cabin with other staff and campers as they learn more about what it means to be a leader at camp.