The Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program at Pioneer Camp Alberta has been developing young leaders at Pioneer Camp Alberta for more than 30 years. During this ten-day co-ed program, participants will discover more about themselves, God and the adventure of leadership.
LIT Sample Schedule
- 8:00 am Wake Up
- 8:30 am Breakfast/Clean-up
- 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Scripture Study
- 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Free Time
- 12:30 pm Lunch/Clean-up
- 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Seminar/Leadership Training
- 2:30 pm Snack
- 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Out-Trip Leadership Skills
- 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Free Time
- 6:00 pm Supper/Clean-up
- 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm Small Group Time
- 8:45 pm Snack
- 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Evening Gathering
- 10:30 pm Cabin Time
- 11:00 pm Lights Out
Schedules provided are samples only. Schedules are weather dependent and may be adjusted due to changing weather conditions or due to other camp needs as they arise.
*Day 4: Following breakfast, the Backpacking Leaders in Training track departs on their Out-Trip.
*Days 4-7: Backpacking Leaders In Training track: Will be on their Out-Trip during this time, returning to camp on the afternoon of Day 7.
*Days 4-7: Wranglers In Training track: Wrangler Out-Trip: Schedule to be determined.
*Days 7-10: Remainder of time at Pioneer Ranch.
During Out-Trip Leadership Skills: Campers will be learning the skills necessary for leading their respective Out-Trips
About Leaders In Training
Leaders In Training (LIT) is a leadership camp for ages 16-19 that will help them grow in a variety of leadership skills and contexts. Through scripture study, spiritual discussions and service opportunities, participants will discover their own giftings and the areas of leadership that God is inviting them to grow in. Mentorship, spiritual leadership, service at camp, outdoor skills development, as well as decision making opportunities are all part of the Leaders In Training development program at Pioneer Camp Alberta.
Historically, there was one track in LIT for participants to be involved in and it was focused on those interested in being equipped as a cabin leader. However, LIT is about so much more than equipping cabin leaders; it is about equipping every participant in leadership skills that will impact themselves and those around them for a lifetime! Not everyone desires to be a cabin leader, but everyone desires to know themselves better and to have a greater understanding of God’s call on their life. Whatever your interests or wherever God is calling you to go, LIT is a foundational way to start that journey.
For all LIT participants, the first week is spent in scripture study, spiritual discussion, leadership and service.
As part of the LIT program, participants will also receive certification in either the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) Field Leader – Hiking program or in the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) Field Leader – Equine program. We are proud to say that these certifications are part of our ongoing commitment to excellence in outdoor leadership and teach participants effective group management skills in the backcountry environment.
During the second week, participants have the opportunity to choose an out-trip and the out-trip skills that interests them. Available options are: a Backpacking Out-Trip or a Wrangler Out-Trip.
To apply for LIT, please fill out the online application and follow the instructions listed. Successful applicants will submit a completed application form, references and complete an interview. Please note that LIT applications serve as a request to participate in the program and do not guarantee a spot. Once we’ve received your application and references, the LIT director will be in touch for an interview.
Note: A deposit is required at the time of application, with the remainder of the fees to be paid upon acceptance into the program (various payment plans are available). Should an applicant not be accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.
The out-trip will begin with LITs leaving the Pioneer Ranch (Rocky Mountain House) site and end with them arriving at the Pioneer Lodge (Sundre) site, where they will be for the remainder of the program.
- Ages 16-19 year olds who have an active and growing faith.
- Open to having their views of leadership and service challenged.
- Someone who desires to be a person of influence, not only in official camp capacities but also in everyday life.
Drop-Off: Campers will be dropped off at the start of the program at Pioneer Ranch.
Pick-Up: Campers will be picked up at the end of program at Pioneer Lodge.
Pick-Up: Campers will be picked up at the end of program between 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
The online application is only the first step in the process, so your place is not reserved.
You must complete the online application, ensuring that you have provided correct contact information for your references. Once both your application AND references have been received, an interview will be scheduled with the LIT Director.
We prefer all applicants to have applied by May 15th at the latest. This allows adequate time for your references to respond and for Directors to schedule interviews prior to the start of the LIT camp session.
Registration for LIT closes on June 15th, 2021.
If you wish to apply for LIT following this date, please call the Office (403-638-2660).