Leader in Training Program: Become a Leader at Rainbow Camp®!
The LIT program is designed for 2SLGBTQ+ youth who are age 17-18 who want to experience the fun and excitement of summer camp… while taking on added responsibility.
The Rainbow Camp® LIT program aims to foster skills in collaboration, accountability and leadership through the lens of camp counsellors and leaders in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. This program also serves as a great bridge for former Rainbow Camp® campers who want to become counsellors.
About the LIT Program:
The LIT Program is a two or three-week program. Week one will focus on leadership, team-based activities, and social change. In addition to the leadership programming, LITs will have opportunities to participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, campfires and crafts.
In the second (and third) week, LITs will be paired with a cabin group of younger campers and can employ their leadership skills with the support of Rainbow Camp® counsellors as mentors. LITs will have opportunities to lead programming such as crafts, discussions, reflection circles, campfires, games, and group activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
LITs spend 2 or 3 weeks at Rainbow Camp. During the first week, they work on leadership skills and team-building as well as participating in camp activities. During the second (and third) week, LITs are placed in a cabin with an experienced counsellor to use their leadership skills and assist in leading programming.
LITs also have the opportunity to participate in an overnight trip which is one of the highlights of the program!
We have two LIT sessions running for Summer 2022: July 4-22 OR August 1-12. When you apply online, you will have the option to indicate which session you'd prefer.
We offer a tiered payment system which allows families to choose the level of payment that suits their needs. When you register for the LIT Program, there is also the opportunity to apply for a campership fund which can cover a portion or all the registration costs. We also have a travel bursary program that can cover up to $300 of travel costs. For a detailed breakdown of the payment tiers and how the system works click here to visit our Dates and Rates page.
Participation in the LIT program is not guaranteed. We have a limited number of spaces and want to ensure that everyone is a good fit for the program.
If you are interested in becoming an LIT at Rainbow Camp:
- Complete your online registration form. Registration for the LIT program will open at the same time as registration for Rainbow Camp.
- After your online registration is complete, we will contact you to set up a time for us to meet virtually with you (through Zoom). This is not a formal interview but it is a chance for us to get to know you and to hear about what you want to get out of the program.
- We will confirm registration and acceptance into the program with you by email.
The LIT Program is a small program with a maximum of 8 LITs in each session. If the program is full, we encourage you to register on our wait list. Each year we are able to move people off our wait list as space opens up and we will do our best to bring you to camp as an LIT.
If you have further questions, you can contact Mallory by email or by phone!
Email: mbrennan (at) rainbowcamp.ca