Ages 17 and 18 | Offered in Sessions 2 and 3
Learning by Doing
The Celtic Leadership programme allows participants to both study and develop their leadership skills. Two Leadership Directors, chosen from Celtic’s most senior staff and alumni, work closely with groups of Leaders in Training (LITs). Emphasis is placed on group processes, training, coaching skills, and evaluation of self and process. This is very much a participative camp – LITs will get out of it what they put into it!
LITs take part in traditional camp activities such as camp games, campfires, talent shows, out-tripping, and more. This immersive experience supplemented by daily leadership seminars and workshops guarantee a noticeable increase in self-confidence over the 10-day session. In addition, through identifying their own leadership styles, they learn of their ability to uniquely contribute to group processes through routinely examining and assessing themselves, others, and the group. Skills, attitude, and knowledge learned here can be applied not only at camp but at school, work, in the community and in sports environments as well. Each LIT receives a written evaluation at the close of camp, and in the case of sponsored LITs, a copy is mailed to the sponsoring school or camp
Learning By Doing is a philosophy of this programme.
Who is Eligible?
Eligibility is limited to high school students who are at least 17 years of age during the year of enrolment.
If the LIT is sponsored by a school, camp, or other group, a recommendation form identifying the candidate as having good leadership potential must be completed by one of the following people:
- Teacher or Coach in the case of a school
- Camp Director in the case of a camp
- By the appropriate adult in the case of a group
If the LIT is applying directly to Celtic Leadership Training Camp, a self written letter of application outlining the candidate’s interest, achievements, and goals, along with a recommendation form completed by a teacher or coach, must accompany the application
For qualified applicants, acceptance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.