he Menesetung LIT program is for 15 and 16 year olds who love camp and would like to take on the role of increased responsibility within camp life. A great way to gain leadership skills and experience, LITs will receive leadership training and work alongside camp staff to help our campers have the best possible time at Menesetung.
All LITs attend a week of leadership training together, led by our Leadership Training Director, where time is spent learning leadership strategies, how to access resources within the camp structure, and workshopping situations in preperation for their In-Cabin Experience weeks.
LIT In-Cabin Experience Weeks:
LITs declare up to 3 additional weeks that they are available and interested in completeing their 'In-Cabin Experience'. These weeks are at no-additional cost to the LIT and are designed to accomodate the LITs summer availability. An 'In-Cabin Experience' week involves being paired with a Cabin Counsellor to assist them in their work with campers, acting as a leader and role model for their campers. Throughout each day an LIT can expect constant support from their paired Counsellor, Head Counsellor, and the Leadership Training Director. Daily check-ins and functional debriefing protocols put the hands-on learning into perspective and give the opportunity for LITs to learn from each other and best-practices recommended by experienced staff.
If you are interested in joining the Menesetung staff team one day, it is highly recommended that you consider the LIT program!
Menesetung LIT Program Perks
We value the help of our LITs alot, our LIT registration costs are far more subsidized than anywhere else! This is the best deal we offer!
Registration includes all meals, snacks, T-Shirt, and tax!
Play and have fun with kids of all ages all summer!
Our staff are energetic indivuals who LOVE to have fun, are trained in Standard First-Aid & CPR-C, have undergone vulnerable sector screening, and have completed extensive training.
If you have any questions about our LIT program, please get in touch with the Directors! Clayton & Mary firstname.lastname@example.org
A Typical Overnight Camper's Day at Menesetung*
*Wake Up and Bed Times will change depending on the age of the campers of a given week
8:00am: Flag (Full Camp mindfulness activity to start the day off right!)
9:00am: Duties & Cabin Clean Time (Cabins compete for the daily Golden Broom!)
9:40-12:30pm: 45 minute program session blocks at the Menesetung program areas!
1:00pm: Rest Hour (Relaxing during the hottest part of the day: read a book, nap on the hammocks, take some 'me' time)
2:00-3:00pm: 45 minute program session blocks at the Menesetung program areas!
3:00pm: Afternoon Snack!
3:15-5:30pm: 45 minute program session blocks at Menesetung program areas!
6:00pm: Choose Your Own Adventure Program (Choose your favourite activity! You can choose one with a friend or relative from a different cabin!)
7:00pm: Evening Program! (All Camp, themed BIG games and challenges!)
8:00pm: Change into 'Longs n' Longs' and come to Evening Snack!
8:30pm: Vespers (All Camp reflection on the day, thinking big thoughts, and learning new ways of being a positive difference-maker in the world!)
9:00pm: Campfire! (All Camp Songs, Skits, and Stories around the Campfire!)
9:30pm:Cabin Flashlight Time
Each week and every day comes with it's own fun theme! This means that every day and every week of our programming is unique - all campers are encouraged to return for another week to see what else is in store! One day could be Super Spy Academy and another Backwards day! You'll have to find out!
All week themes will be announced at the beginning of June.
Throughout their day, any camper is welcome to visit our Rejuvenation Station as a quiet 'cool down' zone for those that need a change of pace from the stimulating fun outside. This drop-in special place on camp is staffed at all times and serves as a safe place for campers who benefit from quiet reading, doing a puzzle, fidgetting, talking to a Counsellor, or thinking on their own.
Culture of Change & Adaptability
The voices of our campers and camper parents matter in shaping the future of Menesetung. We actively seek feedback and continue to improve and refine our programs each year.