CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Course Description:

The Campers in Leadership Training (CILT) program provides a unique educational and practical challenge for high school age campers with leadership potential.  You will have opportunities to increase your skills and abilities, deepen your knowledge and application of Scripture, and gain a variety of leadership experiences.  CILT trains you for future leadership service in your churches, camps, and communities.

The CILT course is a two part program, (CILT I and CILT II), consisting of two weeks at camp during each of two consecutive summers, plus attendance at least 3 meetings and completing assignments during the school year between those summers.

As a CILT, under adult supervision, you gain practical experience by working with younger campers. Experiences may include but are not limited leading songfests, games, Bible studies, and evening programs, helping with cookouts, teaching camp skills, and assisting in various areas of camp functions.

As a CILT, you will also choose camp activity skills as specialties, progressing through achievements to high levels of proficiency, which may include certification from national organizations.  As a CILT you will learn to demonstrate and teach your specialty skills to younger campers.

The CILT program is offered to high school campers at 6 Camp Cherith camps across North America.  Camp Cherith is the camping ministry of Pioneer Clubs, a Christ centered weekday kids club, for local church ministry.

Qualifications:

Course Content:

CILT I                                                CILT II

The camping movement (history)                Communication

Camp Cherith philosophy                        Effective teaching methods

The staff member                                Activity leadership

Camper characteristics                        Managing camper behavior

Unified evening program                        Counseling principles

Bible teaching                                Building relationships

Your relationship with God                        Sharing your faith

Working with groups                        Health and Safety

Leadership styles                                Camping standards

Role of the cabin leader                        Decision making

Role of the service team                        Internship (1 week practical)

Guidelines:

        - complete all lesson assignments

        - develop a comprehensive resource file

        - complete activity specialty requirements

- complete a 24hour live-in cabin leader experience and a one week internship during the summer of CILT II

        - receive a recommendation from both the CILT instructor and the Camp Director


CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Please send the following completed application and ALL confidential, sealed references to:

Katherine Argo

1805 Quarry Ridge Pl NW #115

Rochester, MN 55901

Please provide your references a copy of the recommendation form.

Have them mail directly to CILT Leader.

CILT APPLICATION

Name ____________________  Phone (______) _________________

Address __________________  E-Mail __________________________

City__________________   State_____ Zip Code________________

Date of Birth(day/month/year)____/____/____  

Grade Completed as of June _______

Number of years at Cherith ____  Which Camp Cherith _________________

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER.

1.      At Camp Cherith, we don't believe that there are 'born leaders.' Anyone can learn to be a leader-and a really good one. But they have to want to learn.  Please tell us why you want to learn to be a leader. What are you going to do with your leadership skills after you've got them? How do you picture yourself using your leadership skills in the future? 

2.      CILTs are not like regular campers. They have much more responsibility. CILTs work with other people almost all of the time in this program. We're a team, and that means that each person has to show a lot of responsibility. If you were going to prove that you were a responsible person, what things could you tell us about that would show this? What have you done in your life or are doing now that you believe shows that you are a responsible person?

 3.      Working with each other on a team requires a great deal of respect? Sometimes people are not respectful. Please give us some examples of disrespectful behavior that you've seen, especially by people your own age. Please also give us some examples of respectful behavior that you've seen. Have you ever done something about it when someone was not respectful to you or to one of your friends? What did you do?  If you haven't, what do you think you could have done? 

4.       How and when did you become a Christian, and what does it mean in your daily life? What have you done in the past year to grow spiritually?

CILT Applicant: 

I have read the qualifications and guidelines of the CILT 1 program and I am aware of the work involved. I accept my role as an example to younger campers and agree to uphold camp policies.

Signature of CILT applicant _________________________________Date___________

Parent/Guardian:

I have read the qualifications and guidelines of the CILT program and agree to have my child participate in this program. This includes permission for communication from CILT instructors and other Camp Cherith staff mentors.

Signature of parent/guardian _________________________________Date_________


CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Please provide your references a copy of the recommendation form.

Have them mail directly to CILT Leader.

CONFIDENTIAL PASTORAL REFERENCE

TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR PASTOR, YOUTH PASTOR OR LEADER

PERSONAL REFERENCE FOR: ______________________________________

in what capacity do you know the applicant?________________________

how long have you known the applicant? ___________________________

  The CILT program is taxing and demanding. We are looking for young people who are

growing in spiritual and emotional maturity, are responsible, loving, creative and healthy.

We are asking for your honest and accurate evaluation as to the applicant’s qualifications.

Please place the reference in a sealed and initialed envelope and mail directly to CILT Leader.

EXCELLENT

ABOVE AVERAGE

AVERAGE

FAIR

N/A

Consistent Christian Lifestyle

Knowledge of God's Word

Spiritual Maturity

Dependability

Honesty

Emotional Maturity

Cooperativeness

Self Discipline

Ability with children grades 2 - 6

Ability with children grades 7 - 10

Personal appearance

Ability to be flexible

Soundness of judgment

Leadership ability

Organizational ability

Responsiveness to supervision

Describe the applicant's church attendance: weekly ____ bi-monthly ____ monthly ____ seldom ____

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING ON THE REVERSE SIDE:

1.        Please share with us the strengths you feel this applicant has.

2.        Please list any areas of weakness we should be aware of.

3.        Describe the applicant's attitude and conduct relative to their peers, (male and female).

Your Name (please print) ________________________________Phone # ________________

The applicant has shared with me what the CILT program is about and I recommend that the above applicant be accepted into the CILT program.

Signature _____________________________________Date _________________________

Please complete and seal in an envelope before returning to applicant or mail directly to:

Katherine Argo

1805 Quarry Ridge Pl NW #115

Rochester MN 55901


CAMPER IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Please provide your references a copy of the recommendation form.

Have them mail directly to CILT Leader.

CONFIDENTIAL PASTORAL REFERENCE

TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR PASTOR, YOUTH PASTOR OR LEADER

PERSONAL REFERENCE FOR: ______________________________________

in what capacity do you know the applicant?________________________

how long have you known the applicant? ___________________________

  The CILT program is taxing and demanding. We are looking for young people who are

growing in spiritual and emotional maturity, are responsible, loving, creative and healthy.

We are asking for your honest and accurate evaluation as to the applicant’s qualifications.

Please place the reference in a sealed and initialed envelope and mail directly to CILT Leader.

EXCELLENT

ABOVE AVERAGE

AVERAGE

FAIR

N/A

Consistent Christian Lifestyle

Knowledge of God's Word

Spiritual Maturity

Dependability

Honesty

Emotional Maturity

Cooperativeness

Self Discipline

Ability with children grades 2 - 6

Ability with children grades 7 - 10

Personal appearance

Ability to be flexible

Soundness of judgment

Leadership ability

Organizational ability

Responsiveness to supervision

Describe the applicant's church attendance: weekly ____ bi-monthly ____ monthly ____ seldom ____

PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING ON THE REVERSE SIDE:

1.        Please share with us the strengths you feel this applicant has.

2.        Please list any areas of weakness we should be aware of.

3.        Describe the applicant's attitude and conduct relative to their peers, (male and female).

Your Name (please print) ________________________________Phone # ________________

The applicant has shared with me what the CILT program is about and I recommend that the above applicant be accepted into the CILT program.

Signature ______________________________________Date _________________________

Please complete and seal in an envelope before returning to applicant or mail directly to:

Katherine Argo

1805 Quarry Ridge Pl NW #115

Rochester MN 55901

Jan 2019 KA