The Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program helps young adults develop their leadership skills through group learning sessions and mentorship opportunities. This 5 week virtual program is brand new for 2021!
july 5-august 6, 2021
Contribute what you can
Speak with our director
Frequently asked Questions
L.I.T stands for Leaders-In-Training. This brand-new virtual program is designed to be the perfect mixture of building leadership skills while having FUN!
Enrolling in this program (new for 2021!) will help you gain valuable leadership qualities that can be used at school, in future workplaces and in your broader community!
For summer 2021 we’re opening this virtual program to anyone 19-24 years of age with a physical disability – plus their friends and siblings in the same age range.
The LIT program runs for 5 weeks. The first two weeks are dedicated to group learning sessions and hands-on training where you will learn important skills such as program planning, giving and receiving feedback, how to work as a team and communication. The next two weeks will be spent applying your newfound knowledge as instructors in the Camp Awakening @ Home virtual program, working directly with campers aged 9-14 to lead them through online activities. During the final week, you will earn your HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Childhood Development certification and have the option to complete your Food Handler Certificate and/or WHMIS.
The LIT program runs weekdays for 5 weeks from Monday, July 5 to Friday, August 6, 2021.
The first two weeks are dedicated to group learning sessions and we will meet online for 3-6 hours per week.
The next two weeks will be spent leading activities online for the Camp Awakening @ Home campers aged 9-14 for 1-2 hours per week. There will be additional time spent preparing & practicing for the sessions you will be leading.
We are simply asking you to “contribute-what-you-can”.
Camp Awakening is a small charity and we have experienced significant financial loss due to the pandemic and not being able to run our traditional in-person camp & leadership programs since 2019. Any amount, small or big, to help offset the cost of shipping & materials is so appreciated.
It’s been a tough year, so please know that we will not be turning away anyone who is eligible and interested in participating.