A 7 week program designed to shape teens into
We focus on:
Learning by Experience
Discovering Potential through Adventure
"And whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
Our goal is to walk together, following the footsteps of Jesus as He demonstrates true leadership.
LEADER IN TRAINING
Everything we teach is meant to go beyond Michindoh. We understand that most people won’t live at camp forever and so our focus is to develop people for whatever lies down the road. No matter where you end up, the skills learned in our LIT program will serve you will. Critical thinking, Problem solving, Life Management, Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, are just a few of the many skills LIT’s will learn at Michindoh.
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29
In essence, our LIT program is a step between camper and staff with elements of both included in what the LIT program is. LIT's will enjoy the activities, games, challenges, and special events tailored specifically to their specific age group. The camper life is a blast at Michindoh and we make sure to include all the fun times in our programming. In addition, LITs also serve alongside our staff, helping to ensure our Summer Camp the best that it can be. Our goal is to match each LIT's position with their passion, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for them that they can't find anywhere else.
This program offers more than just a great time, it also provides valuable work experience which can be used to polish an attractive resume.
Each year, we hire two amazing LIT directors to oversee our LIT program. This male and female team are phenomenal leaders who have proven their abilities as past Summer Camp Counselors and are considered All-Stars of our staff. Every LIT will meet weekly with the LIT director of their gender to speak and hear from someone who walks life’s path ahead of them.
"Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance," (Proverbs 1:5)
Discovering Potential through Adventure:
To embark on an adventure is to discover one’s limits and take one step past them. At least, that is what we believe. In confronting outside circumstances, what is unknown becomes known and what is uncomfortable becomes comfortable. If you're willing to take one step past your comfort zone, and then another, and another, you will discover you are capable of things beyond what you ever imagined. At Michindoh, we meet each LIT where they’re and walk with them, one step at a time.
"...I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - Jesus
Everything we teach is meant to go beyond Michindoh. We understand that most people won’t live at camp forever and so our focus is to develop people for whatever lies down the road. No matter where you end up, the skills learned in our LIT program will serve you well. Critical thinking, Problem-solving, Life Management, Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, are just a few of the many skills LIT’s will learn at Michindoh.
"Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men." Proverbs 22:29
Learning by Experience:
At Michindoh, we don’t just teach leadership, we do leadership. We believe the best way to learn is through experience and so we give our LIT’s consistent opportunities to try out different leadership styles in a variety of different contexts. Our goal isn’t to toss LIT”s in the deep end and hope they swim. But we walk with them through the swallows, equipping them with life jackets as we walk the journey beside them. Sometimes, greater than succeeding, is learning.
"And [Jesus] called the twelve and began to send them out two by two" (Mark 6:7)
LIT 2021 Information
High school students
The LIT Program runs for 7 weeks
Freshman - Senior
Ages 14 - 18
Sunday, June 13th between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 1st between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For the year 2021, LIT's will be paid $145 every week for the program.
PROGRAM & GS
Right after breakfast, LIT's will have the opportunity to enjoy their own programming. This time will include fun activities, leadership development sessions, and programming designed to push teens in their faith journey
PROGRAM & GS:
LIT's will be plugged into different areas of Michindoh staffing in a rotating schedule. Examples of the type of work include activity facilitation, dining hall, accommodations, maintenance. Some work shifts will start as early as 11:00 am and others later into the evening. However, the majority of shifts will be limited to the afternoon and will allow LIT's free time between specific duties. LIT's will be paid $145 per week for their work with additional opportunities for additional pay on the weekends if desired.
LIT's will be brought into Michindoh's camp program to assist in areas specifically related to their passions and abilities. Some will help out in cabins while others assist with programming needs.
Pre-requisites for LITs
A Personal Relationship with Christ
A desire to grow as a Christian Leader
Demonstrate a love for young people
Good physical condition to keep up with an active environment
Ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
A keen willingness to learn and teach
A lifestyle consistent with Michindoh standard of behavior
A heart to serve the Michindoh community
LIT Standard of Behavior
LITs are expected to cooperate with others and respect staff members.
LITs will treat everyone at Michindoh respectfully. Actions to harm others (physically, emotionally, or through verbal abuse) will not be tolerated.
LITs are called to have a positive attitude towards the program. There are many different types of activities and sessions in the LIT program and every LIT will be expected to participate in all aspects of the program.
LITs are representatives of Michindoh to all guests and campers who come to Michindoh are expected to represent Michindoh's morals and values.
If you are interested in our LIT program, and think you have what it takes, we invite you to apply to our LIT program!
The application process includes: