The 2017 application window closed on March 8, 2017, thank you.
Be a leader, make a difference.
We have fun, rewarding leadership opportunities for high school juniors and seniors looking to serve God by helping campers learn about themselves while also strengthening his or her own faith and that's the role of Leader-In-Training.
Leaders-In-Training (LITs) are the backbone of LYFE Camp. They plan and lead evening worship services, lead games, songs, and crafts, actively strive to help all campers feel welcomed and involved, serve as referrals and shoulders to lean on, live as role models both at and away from camp, and much more.
These are young men and women who know how to put the campers first, work together as an ensemble, and are constantly taking new steps in their faith journey. This leadership role is a powerful way for juniors and seniors to change someone's life, including their own, through the power of Christ.
(Please note: juniors and seniors only attend LYFE Camp as LITs, not campers.)
Never been to LYFE Camp? We will train you!
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LIT Training Schedule:
We understand LITs have busy lives. We also know it takes a lot of hard work before camp for it to succeed. Therefore, we ask all LITs to please commit to attend as many meetings as possible. Please list the following dates at the bottom of your application and indicate which meetings you will attend and which, if any, you will not attend (and the reason why). We are doing overnight intensive trainings in order to maximize our work and attempt to accommodate and include as many people at once as possible. Due to the overnight nature of many of the meetings, some people may find they are able to arrive late and/or leave early; please indicate this on your application. Indicate your availability for each meeting at the conclusion of your application AND do everything you need to do in order to ensure you can hold yourself to that covenant.
THE NUMBER ONE ROADBLOCK PEOPLE CREATE FOR THEMSELVES IS WHEN THEY COMMIT TO THE TRAINING
BUT NEGLECT TO ASK OFF FOR WORK. PLEASE PRIORITIZE AND ASK OFF FOR WORK NOW.
April 7-8 @ Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 6:00pm-6:00pm
This first meeting will have community building and (re)kindling staff relationships. Plus, we'll have a variety of workshops led by Senior Staff about the camp theme, Bible study, worship planning, leadership skills, and small group dynamics. This is an overnight with an intense focus on getting a tremendous amount of work done with some designated "free time" to socialize with friends and get to know new people. Though it sounds like a lock-in, remember our main focus is to get the bulk of camp planned out this weekend.
Meals: Breakfast and snacks provided. Please bring a lunch (refrigerator/microwave available) or some pocket money to go out to eat. Please arrive having already eaten dinner and you will depart before you eat dinner, too.
Location: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
April 28-29 @ Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, 6:00pm-11:00am
This second meeting will focus on new pieces of leadership skill building, further developing our worship plans, and team building. This is an overnight with an intense focus on getting a tremendous amount of work done with some designated "free time" to socialize with friends and get to know new people. Though it sounds like a lock-in, remember our main focus is to get the bulk of camp planned out this weekend.
Meals: Breakfast and snacks provided. Please arrive having already eaten dinner and we will end before lunch.
June 17 @ Richfield United Methodist Church, 10:00am-2:00pm with Pot Luck Lunch!
LITs will gather to finalize designated responsibilities, wrap up worship planning, bond as a staff, and talk about other business. You'll have a chance to meet with some of the Senior Staff, too, when we all meet together for lunch at noon.
Meal: Pot luck! Bring something, if you can!
Location: Richfield United Methodist Church (5835 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419)
You'll also set up your own additional Worship Team meetings, online or in-person, too!