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Gr. 8

SENIOR LEADERS

Program Options

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SENIOR LEADER

Program Options | Gr. 8

Who Can Apply?

The STEAM Project LIT program (for campers currently completing Grade 8)

Our LIT Program is a training program available to Senior campers interested in an additional leadership role in the camp while still being involved in their age group’s regular activities by working alongside counselors to lead younger age groups and help plan special events and projects. Those interested in the LIT program will gain a greater sense of responsibility, independence and accomplishment through tasks such as organizing camp-wide events and working with and inspiring the younger kids. The program is also a transition from camper and learner to staff member/role model to aid them in CIT year at The STEAM Project, or elsewhere in life.

Senior campers who successfully complete the leadership program will receive a reference letter from our Directors for future employers, a LIT Program Certificate of Completion, and an experience-filled summer of fun with our staff, other campers, and all of our technology and equipment. The LIT training program is a great gateway to our CIT program, available for campers completing either Grade 9 or 10.

Application Process

Camp Application: Parents must complete a regular camp application form by selecting “Register” and then selecting our LIT program option.

Program Focus

Areas of focus for The STEAM Project LIT Program

First and foremost, LITs work “hands on” with younger campers in assisting our counsellor Our LITs are attached to a cabin where they will work with the counselors while learning to deal with different social, adjustment, and general welfare issues.

LITs are involved in general leadership training sessions presented by experienced camp leaders. These sessions focus on leadership theory and allows them to put theory into practice when working with campers both in the cabin and during activities.

Project Time: With the assistance of our instructors, LITs will plan and develop their own project based on their own interests and work with the tools and technology at camp that they are most interested in.

A Typical Day

Morning

In the morning, LITs stay with their assigned camper cabin and greet campers as they arrive to camp. LITs will then work closely with counsellors and instructors to deal with various camp issues and effectively work with campers, build essential camper/counsellor relationships, and help complete projects with the kids while staying on time. LITs may then choose to spend lunch time with their campers or with other LITs.

Afternoon

After the morning, LITs and their leadership coordinator will have an afternoon meet-up to focus on camper issues or challenges being experienced at camp and how to handle them, such as: managing behaviours, group dynamics, conflict resolution, and time management. LITs will then have time to develop their own skills while working alongside our instructors, assisting, teaching, and planning camp-wide events and/or working on