Campers-in-Leadership-Training (CILTs)

Building Leaders for the Next Generation

Campers in Leadership Training (CILTs) is a transformative two-week program for 16 year olds that fosters young leaders. Through the four pillars of self-awareness, servanthood, faith, and collaboration, CILTs cultivates leaders of consequence who go on to transform their communities and their world.

“CILTs was an incredible opportunity to stretch myself to the limit. It inspired creative thinking and self innovation while teaching me to work as a leader with people I will never forget. The friends I made in CILTs are my best friends today. There is no other program where 40 kids grow so much in only two weeks. Team CILT has made such an impact on my life that I will forever cherish that last summer as a camper.” – CILT camper

The Four Pillars

The Secret Sauce of Leadership Development

Our transformative program is built on the four pillars of self-awareness, servanthood, faith, and collaboration. With intentional, challenging programs that teach these values, we provide young leaders with the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to make a difference back home in their own communities.

Self-Awareness

Great leadership starts by understanding yourself. Our program helps campers explore their strengths and weaknesses, their personalities, and their role in a group setting. Through specific, honest feedback from loving counselors, campers learn how they impact those around them, and how they can excel in any situation.

Servanthood

Great leaders help others succeed. With a servant mindset, CILTs undertake a number of service projects here at Camp and in our local community. In addition, CILTs shadow overnight counselors and day camp counselors to learn more about how our counselors act as servant leaders to their campers.

Faith

Like all of our programs, the CILT program helps our campers grow in faith. From devotions geared toward teenagers gaining independence, to the opportunities to lead a chapel, to special praise & worship sessions, CILTs teaches campers how to live out the “I’m Third” motto as leaders. 

Collaboration

Collaboration is a key skill for 21st century leaders. That’s why CILTs helps leaders grow both as individuals and as members of a team. Through numerous team-building activities and discussion sections, CILTs learn how to provide and receive honest feedback, and how to work with others who think differently. 

 

 

CILT Programming

Opportunities to lead and grow

Mornings are spent growing as a CILT group. Through CILT-exclusive team building activities, camp adventures, service projects, and more, CILTS grow closer as they learn about themselves and each other.

Afternoons are spent with “adopted cabins.” CILTs shadow overnight camp counselors during afternoon and evening activities while acting as role models for younger campers.

Additional activities include

  • CILT-exclusive Team-building activities at The Leadership Center
  • Leading chapel as a CILT session
  • Creating an original CILT song and cheer
  • Service opportunities at Camp and in our local community
  • Shadowing day camp counselors for a day

Relationships that Stick

Cultivating Family

The CILT program isn’t just about leadership. Friendships made during CILT sessions are some of the strongest bonds formed at Camp. With 40 campers and eight counselors and staff who live together, learn from one another, and spend purposeful time together, close friendships form and significant growth occurs. Through team-building activities, devotions, service projects, and more CILTs get to know each others’ stories, passions and strengths as they build each other up with encouragement and support. These are relationships that stick.

 

“CILTs is the reason I can see God’s love. All of these amazing leaders are brought together by our faith. My time at camp last summer is still impacting my life today.”

CILT REGISTRATION CHANGES

Over the last few years we have seen a continual increase in the interest for CILTs.  Because of this we’ve been looking at the registration process for the last few years with the goal of making registration as fair and equitable as possible.  We used to open CILT registration at the same time as the rest of our summer registration (June 1) which resulted in the program filling up in an hour or less.  Last summer we pushed the registration date to the first Wednesday of September which allowed us to talk to every torchbearer who came through camp about what CILTs was all about.  Through this process we saw how the campers who registered and attended CILTs had a better understanding of what they were signing up for and therefore had a better experience. The issue that this change caused was that every spot for CILTs was filled within a matter of 2-3 minutes after registration opened.  We unfortunately saw a number of potential campers who were left on the waitlist due to a slow computer, internet connection or a wrong mouse click.

So, in an effort to make the registration process as fair as possible, we are moving to a lottery system for 2020 CILT registration.  On Wednesday, September 4 we will open registration for one hour (from 8:00-9:00 am Eastern Time).  During that window any eligible camper can put their name on the list for one or more CILT sessions.  At 9:00 am we will close the registration window and will randomly sort all applicants, putting 30 girls and 10 boys in each session.  All applicants will be notified by 1:00 pm as to whether they are registered or waitlisted for a session(s). At this point we will re-open the CILT registration so that campers who did not apply during the lottery window can be added to the waitlist.

FAQ

What are the requirements for registering for CILTs?

In order to attend CILTs, campers must be 16 or 17 years old by August 9, 2020 (the last day of summer camp) Campers are not eligible to attend if they are 18 years old during their session of CILTs.  There are no exceptions to these criteria and before running the random lottery we will ensure that all applicants fit both of the criteria.

Will there be any preference given to campers who register earlier in the lottery window?

No, all campers who apply between 8:00-9:00 am Eastern Time have the same chance of being registered.

Will there be any preference given to campers if a registration is brought into the office?

No.  We prefer for all registrations to be done online.  If a registration is brought into the office during the lottery window, it will be included in the same lottery as all online applications.

Can a camper apply for multiple sessions of CILTs and if so, which session will they be registered in?

Yes, campers can apply for multiple sessions of CILTs.  If you do put the campers name on multiple sessions, we ask that you fill out the online form (Under “Forms and Documents”) to rank the order that you would prefer.  If a camper’s name comes up in the top 10 (boys) or 30 (girls) on multiple sessions, we will look at your rankings and enroll the camper in the higher ranked session.

If my camper is waitlisted, how does the waitlist order work?

The waitlist order will be determined by the same lottery system so campers will be placed on the waitlist in the order that their name comes up.  If you are notified that your camper is on the waitlist, we will let you know what number on the waitlist you are. All registrations after the lottery window will be time stamped and placed in order of their time of registration.

Will there be any preference given to campers who have attended for x years, had siblings attend, etc.?

No, all campers who apply within the 8:00-9:00 lottery window have the same chance of being enrolled in CILTs..

If my camper’s name doesn’t come up in the lottery, are there other options?

Yes, we do have Adventure Trips available for boys and girls ages 13-17.  You can find more information about these trips at www.camptecumseh.org/adventuretrips

If my camper does not attend CILTs, does that mean he/she is not able to work on staff down the road?

No.  CILTs is not a counselor training program.  Attending CILTs does not guarantee a job on staff.  Attending CILTs is not a requirement to apply for staff.  We have had many staff, both on Day and Overnight Camp, who did not attend CILTs and we’ve had plenty of individuals who attended CILTs who did not work on staff.

More questions?

Please contact Matt Radding, Summer Camp Director, at 765-564-2898 x225 or mattr@camptecumseh.org

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Boys Overnight Summer Camps
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 9 – Jun 15 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 16 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 23 – Jun 29 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 30 – Jul 6 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 7 – Jul 13 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 14 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 21 – Jul 27 Waitlisted $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 28 – Aug 3 Waitlsited $695
2019 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 4 – Aug 10 Waitlisted $695
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Girls Overnight Summer Camps
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 9 – Jun 15 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 16 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 23 – Jun 29 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 30 – Jul 6 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 7 – Jul 13 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 14 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 21 – Jul 27 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 28 – Aug 3 Waitlisted $695
2019 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 4 – Aug 10 Waitlisted $695
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Boys Equestrian Summer Camps
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 9 – Jun 15 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 16 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 23 – Jun 29 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 30 – Jul 6 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 7 – Jul 13 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 14 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 21 – Jul 27 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 28 – Aug 3 Waitlisted $785
2019 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 4 – Aug 10 Waitlisted $785
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Girls Equestrian Summer Camps
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 9 – Jun 15 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 16 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 23 – Jun 29 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 30 – Jul 6 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 7 – Jul 13 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 14 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 21 – Jul 27 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 28 – Aug 3 Waitlisted $785
2019 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 4 – Aug 10 Waitlisted $785
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Boys CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training)
2019 Boys CILT Session Jun 9 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $1,500
2019 Boys CILT Session Jun 23 – Jul 6 Waitlisted $1,500
2019 Boys CILT Session Jul 7 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $1,500
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Girls CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training)
2019 Girls CILT Session Jun 9 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $1,500
2019 Girls CILT Session Jun 23 – Jul 6 Waitlisted $1,500
2019 Girls CILT Session Jul 7 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $1,500
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Adventure Trips
2019 Whitewater Rafting I Jun 16 – Jun 22 Waitlisted $1,030
2019 Colorado Backpacking Jul 7 – Jul 20 Waitlisted $1,960
2019 Horse Pack Trip Jul 21 – Jul 27 Open $1,120
2019 Whitewater Rafting II Jul 28 – Aug 3 Waitlisted $1,030
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Day Camp
2019 Day Camp Week 1 Jun 17 – Jun 21 Waitlisted $140
2019 Day Camp Week 2 Jun 24 – Jun 28 Waitlisted $140
2019 Day Camp Week 3 Jul 1 – Jul 5 Waitlisted $140
2019 Day Camp Week 4 Jul 8 – Jul 12 Waitlisted $140
2019 Equestrian Day Camp Week 4 Jul 8 – Jul 12 Waitlisted $180
2019 Day Camp Week 5 Jul 15 – Jul 19 Waitlisted $140
2019 Equestrian Day Camp Week 5 Jul 15 – Jul 19 Waitlisted $180
2019 Day Camp Week 6 Jul 22 – Jul 26 Waitlisted $140
2019 Day Camp Week 7 Jul 29 – Aug 2 Waitlisted $140
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Boys Overnight Summer Camps
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 7 – Jun 13 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 14 – Jun 20 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 21 – Jun 27 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 28 – Jul 4 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 5 – Jul 11 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 12 – Jul 18 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 19 – Jul 25 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 26 – Aug 1 Open $695
2020 Boys Overnight Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 2 – Aug 8 Open $695
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Girls Overnight Summer Camps
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 7 – Jun 13 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 14 – Jun 20 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 21 – Jun 27 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 28 – Jul 4 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 5 – Jul 11 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 12 – Jul 18 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 19 – Jul 25 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 26 – Aug 1 Open $695
2020 Girls Overnight Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 2 – Aug 8 Open $695
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Boys Equestrian Summer Camps
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 7 – Jun 13 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 14 – Jun 20 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 21 – Jun 27 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 28 – Jul 4 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 5 – Jul 11 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 12 – Jul 18 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 19 – Jul 25 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 26 – Aug 1 Open $785
2020 Boys Equestrian Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 2 – Aug 8 Open $785
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Girls Equestrian Summer Camps
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 1 Jun 7 – Jun 13 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 2 Jun 14 – Jun 20 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 3 Jun 21 – Jun 27 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 4 Jun 28 – Jul 4 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 5 Jul 5 – Jul 11 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 6 Jul 12 – Jul 18 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 7 Jul 19 – Jul 25 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 8 Jul 26 – Aug 1 Open $785
2020 Girls Equestrian Summer Camp Week 9 Aug 2 – Aug 8 Open $785
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Boys CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training)
2020 Boys CILT Session Jun 7 – Jun 20 Registration opens Sept 4 $1,500
2020 Boys CILT Session Jun 21 – Jul 4 Registration opens Sept 4 $1,500
2020 Boys CILT Session Jul 5 – Jul 18 Registration opens Sept 4 $1,500
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Girls CILTs (Campers in Leadership Training)
2020 Girls CILT Session Jun 7 – Jun 20 Registration opens Sept 4 $1,500
2020 Girls CILT Session Jun 21 – Jul 4 Registration opens Sept 4 $1,500
2020 Girls CILT Session Jul 5 – Jul 18 Registration opens Sept 4 $1,500
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Adventure Trips
2020 Whitewater Rafting I Jun 14 – Jun 20 Open $1,050
2020 Colorado Backpacking Jul 5 – Jul 18 Open $2,000
2020 Horse Pack Trip Jul 19 – Jul 25 Open $1,150
2020 Whitewater Rafting II Jul 25 – Aug 1 Open $1,050

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