Teens & Leadership Summer Camps are full of energy and all the best that Circle Square Ranch has to offer! Programs are geared towards junior and senior highschool students with epic adventures and life changing experiences. We’ve got amazing facilities for you to explore horseback riding, out-tripping, canoeing, wall climbing, archery, swimming, sports, and much more! You will also have the incredible opportunity to learn about God’s love and to discuss what a relationship with Him could look like.
We also run leadership training programs for teens who are wanting to grow in character and leadership ability as well as to learn how to make a difference for Christ in their home communities.
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Designed specifically for high school students ages 15 and 16, LIT equips young people with the social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual tools required to lead well in and outside of camp. The three-week program begins with a week of training on the practical aspects of being a camp leader. This includes activities such as horseback riding, climbing, waterfront, camper care, and how to lead a group of campers with excellence. The second week is an intensive time of learning and development which equips our future staff with a foundational knowledge of the Christian faith that will serve them for the rest of their lives. In the third week, our LITs will be given the opportunity to put their skills into practice as they shadow a staff member during a full week of camp. Upon successful graduation, LITs who are in good standing are encouraged to apply to stay on as staff for the remainder of the summer.*Applicants must have already completed grade 9 and be either 15 or 16 years old by the end of the calendar year. Applicants are accepted into the program based on their application, interview and references. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent once all references have been received.
Junior Leader in Training (J-LIT) is a 2 week program designed to start teenagers in their leadership journey, growing in skills and character while continuing to bring all the fun and friendships of camp. J-LIT campers participate alongside Western Town campers for meals, wide games, and evening campfire, but they have their own separate activities each morning and afternoon.
Participating in team building activities, doing service projects around the Ranch, and talking about the Christian faith in a tight-knit community of peers are all hallmarks of the J-LIT experience. J-LIT sets the foundations of key principles in leadership, service and relationship with Jesus. J-Lit is the first step in Circle Square Ranch’s youth leadership development program, preparing participants for further growth in the Leader in Training program the following summer. Participants must be completed grade 8, and be 14 years old by the end of the calendar year.