Leader In Training Program (13-16 years)
The LIT program is a combination of two components: the LIT Prep course and a minimum 4 week commitment of intensive LIT experience with WILD Camp. This program is designed to provide to-be LITs the skills and experience that they need to succeed and grow as leaders. Not only are they exposed to extensive skills and professional resources (LIT Prep), they are also given the opportunity to practice and hone these skills while being mentored by leading professionals in the field.
LIT Prep Course
June 28 - July 2 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 3:30pm)
What do I get?
- Red Cross certified Basic Life Support
- Understanding of group dynamics
- Wilderness survival skills (navigation, fire lighting, knot tying, shelters)
- Canoe paddling skills (solo and lead)
- Water Rescue
- Risk Management
- With a 4 week LIT commitment save 25% ($380.00)
- With an 8 week LIT commitment save 50% ($250.00)
LIT Volunteer Experience
Minimum 4 Week Commitment
What do I get?
- Valuable real-life experience leading groups
- Mentorship from a variety of leading professionals
- Skill practice and development
- Grow in an environment that supports you and lifts you up
- Canoeing and Wilderness survival Experience
- Extensive Teaching practice
- Great references on your resume
Cost: $0 It's Free!
- We will happily sign off on volunteer hours for high school
The purpose of this program having two components is to give participants the necessary skills to be a capable wilderness instructor and the opportunity to practice these skills through hands-on experience with involved mentorship and feedback.
Please note we have a limited space available. LIT's will be selected based on an interview process.
This is an opportunity for high school students to get outside, join our school, and get some valuable leadership experience.
At Blue Mountain Wild School we strive to create a new model of education that focuses on the whole student. We seek to create experiences and learning opportunities which ignite curiosity and passion for learning. Our team focuses on instilling confidence, resilience, and courage in order to empower the future changemakers. These are the leaders that will lead their peers and their community to make the world a better place. WILD stands for wilderness integrated leadership development. It is a philosophy born out of a core belief that the greatest learning is found in real experiences. We focus on ‘rewilding’ the student’s thinking, to be free to formulate new ideas and creativity irrespective of normative and confirmative educational standards. We integrate and go beyond their provincial curriculum to develop a program that inspires and ignites curiosity and growth.
We are offering a leadership program geared towards highschool students looking to transform and develop their highschool experience. Our primary focus is developing leadership ability, connecting students with themselves and the land.
What About My Highschool Credits/Diploma?
Our leadership program compliments the Ontario curriculum for high school education. Not only will students participate in teaching and leading younger students, they will develop new skills, design and lead a community outreach program.
There is no educational accreditation for participating in this program, this is an additional educational program to the highschool curriculum.
Who Are We Looking For?
We’re looking for highschool students who have a passion for the outdoors. Students who are willing to take on a challenge and push themselves. You will get the opportunity to help teach and support elementary students, developing your leadership and outdoor skills.
We are a group of highly trained teachers, outdoor educators, and therapists providing fun and experiential education to youth.