The Leader in Training (LIT) program is an intensive four-day program for senior members who are ready to take the next step in regards to leadership, responsibility, and learning about programming.
The four-day program provides 4-H members the skills necessary to program plan, to implement programming effectively, and to learn more in-depth information on behavior management, risk management, counselling and teaching techniques, communication, and leadership.
Graduates of the LIT program will then work directly with the Camp Directors during a camp program where they will have the opportunity to plan a portion of the program, to implement the programming and to act as an assistant to the Camp Directors by getting hands-on experience in overseeing the day-to-day activities of the camp. In addition, they will provide support to the Camp Directors and counsellors, manage camper behaviors, and communicate clearly with all campers and staff.
Led by the LIT director and camp staff, candidates are supported, nurtured and motivated by experienced the camp staff through workshops, programming and regular feedback culminating in a formal evaluation at the end of the session. This is the final stage of development for future leaders and staff members.
Candidates are carefully selected for this program. Applicants must have taken our Counsellor-In-Training program, along with a minimum of one week of counsellor at a summer or winter camp program. Our LITs are selected based upon their past camp experience, leadership potential, and involvement and interest in working with children. LITs must apply for acceptance into this program by completing a leadership application. Senior Members who have taken CIT - 15 - 20 years (born in years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003) of age as of January 1, 2019.
LIT Registration (Jan 31 –May 1, 2019): $160.00
Leaders In Trainging (LIT): Jul 1 - 4, 2019
Location: 4-H Alberta Centre
Drop-off times: 11:30am-12:00pm
WHAT TO BRING
- Closed toe shoes (DO NOT FORGET)
- Bedding (sleeping bag, comforter, pillow, etc)
- Towels (shower and beach)
- Shampoo, soap, and toiletries
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Water bottle
- Long pants
- Sweatshirt or jacket
- Socks and underwear
- Banquet clothes (semi-formal)
- Rain gear
- 4-H appropriate bathing suit
- Sandals/flip flops
- Any required prescription medications
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- Electronic equipment
- Candy or food
- Expensive clothing or accessories
DIRECTIONS TO DEPARTURE ZONE
The 4-H Alberta Centre is located on Range Road 21, off of Highway 13.
Head South on AB-2 for approximately 57KM. Take exit 482B – merge onto AB 13 W toward Ma-Me-O-Beach/Winfield: Continue on AB-13 for approximately 37KM; Your destination will be on the right (Range Road 21)
Head North on AB-2 for approximately 225KM; take exit 482B onto Ab-13 W for approximately 37KM. Your destination will be on the right.
NO VISITORS ALLOWED
Only applicants who have been selected to compete will be allowed on the camp facility once the program begins - ABSOLUTELY NO PARENTS/GUARDIANS