LITE Program

Leaders In Training Experience


…other than amazing!

The Leaders In Training Experience is a hands-on, year-round program offering training in various areas. Youth in the program work on leadership skills and character development that, in turn, will enhance their personal development and future career opportunities. Training workshops, work experience, and team-building activities are all part of the LITE program.


LITEs must attend the LITE Fall Retreat and commit to at least one event a month throughout the school year. They can go to as many as they want but one is the minimum. LITEs choosing to be a part of the summer program must attend the LITE Summer Retreat, work two weeks in the day camp program, and attend 4 of the 6 Fridays.


LITEs perform a variety of duties at our community events from food prep, to puppets and drama, to lesson leading and child supervision. LITEs expressing an interest and aptitude in a specific area have the opportunity to explore that position further, as well as learn new and different skill areas.

When To Apply

Applications for the LITE program are open twice a year.

May – June and August – September.


Those in or completed grade 6 may apply to join as Jr. LITE.

An introductory program that focuses more on shadowing experienced LITEs and FLITEs.


Those in Grades 7-12 may apply to the general LITE program.

Full experience and expectations of the program.


Those in Grades 10-12, that have a minimum of one year in the program, can apply to be a FLITE (Focused Leader In Training Experience).

Develop your leadership skills, take on special projects, career preparation, and work experiences.


A small glimpse of the amazing training your youth will receive!

Song Leading

All LITEs learn the basics on how to lead a song with a group of kids, learning the actions to all our favourites, and more!

Behaviour Management

How do you get kids to listen to you? How do you manage behaviours in kids of many ages and personalities? We will equip all LITEs with the tools they need to answer these questions and more.


We will teach LITEs how to lead games as well as give them a variety of easy, no equipment games to play anytime, anywhere.

God Talks

What does it mean to have a relationship with God? Does he care? Does he help? We will explore these questions and so much more!

Policies and Procedures

All of our LITEs will learn how to make sure the program is safe for both child and worker.

Life Skills

Throughout the year, we discuss questions like how do I write a resume? What should I ask in an Interview? How do I save my money?

Emergency Procedures

An overview of what to do in case of a variety of emergency situations including a bus accident, a missing child, a medical incident, or a lockdown.

Abuse Awareness

Our LITEs will learn how to appropriately respond if a child discloses and type of abuse. They will learn of the different kinds of behaviours legally labeled as abuse in Canada, what warning signs to look for, and the KOT reporting policy.


What's The Cost?

LITEs that would like to be in the program during the summer must attend the LITE training camp in the beginning of July as well pay the $150 registration fee (subsidies available).

LITEs that would like to be in the program during the school year must attend the Fall Retreat as well as pay the $150 registration fee (subsidies available).

Ready To Sign Up?!

All interested youth must attend an information night (scheduled in the spring and fall), fill out an application form themselves, and fill out a registration form.

If you feel the LITE program is right for your youth please contact our Youth Coordinator, Naomi, at or call 587-200-3242.