This program is designed to build confidence and motivate the participants in gaining the hard skills and discipline needed to become effective camp counsellors. This is accomplished by offering Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross certification, Emergency First Aid certification, and training in our skill building activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, eco-skills, archery, initiatives, ropes and more. Participants will also experience the group dynamics needed for achieving common goals and model staff roles within a camp environment. Time will also be made for recreational and coordinated programming with other leadership programs. In addition, the group will enhance their tripping skills and participate in an extended canoe trip.
Applicants must be 15-16 years old. Previous camp experience will benefit applicants.
To help gain valuable skills and experiences prior to taking the CSD program, campers should consider completing our Pre-Leadership Camp, or one of our tripping sessions including Wilderness Canoe Trip and Challenge and Adventure..
The CSD program is an important first step towards future leadership and application toward the LIT program.
Campers must apply for acceptance into this program by completing a leadership application.