Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Program:
Thank you for considering Tapawingo Trails Camp’s Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program.
Tailor-made activities will challenge young women to take an active leadership role during camp that prepares them for their future. The mentorship program, participation in cooperative activities, and involvement in spiritual and cultural formation classes allow LIT’s to deepen in self-knowledge, friendship, and faith. Many LITs later apply for staff positions at Tapawingo Trails Camp after receiving this excellent training.
Leaders-in-Training participants (LITs) must complete a LIT Application Form in addition to registering as a camper. The form contains the requirement to write a 250-word essay describing why the candidate would like to be a LIT. The essay must accompany the application for it to be considered. Please refer to the LIT Application Form for the essay parameters. The LIT Director will also be conducting a telephone or Zoom interview with each applicant the first and second week of June.
Your Questions Answered...
What age is required to be an LIT?
The LIT Program is designed for girls ages 13 to 14 years old.
What can I expect when we arrive to Tapawingo Trails Camp?
There will be two one-week camps:
Week 1: Sunday, August 7, 2022 to Saturday, August 13, 2022
Week 2: Sunday, August 14, 2022 to Saturday, August 20, 2022
Families are invited to attend Mass at 12:00 PM at Rehoboth Camp (on Sunday, Aug 7 or Sunday, Aug 14th) followed by a bring-your-own family picnic lunch.
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM on that Sunday. Camp officially begins at 3:00 PM.
Upon arrival, your daughter will be assigned to a cabin. For campers (9-12 yrs), there are 4 cabins with 10 campers each. For Leaders-in-Training (LITs - 13 & 14 yrs), there are 2 LIT cabins with 8 campers each. Each cabin will be supervised by a Counsellor and a Counsellor-in-Training.
When does Tapawingo Trails Camp end?
The last day of camp and pick-up is on the following Saturday after your daughter's camp begins (Week 1 - pick-up is August 13th. Week 2 - pick-up is August 20th.) Families are invited to attend Mass at 8:00 AM. Cabin clean-up and departure is between 9:00 – 10:30 AM.
Can Tapawingo Trails Camp accommodate special diets?
In cooperation with the parents, LITs with special diets will be assessed and accommodated on an individual basis.
What Covid-19 restrictions will be in place at camp?
The health and safety of the campers has always been very important to camp organizers. We are hopeful that all Covid-19 restrictions will be fully removed in time for this year's camp. However, this is not in our control, and if the government decides to implement any such measures, we would be required to follow them at camp. Not doing so would put both ourselves and the camp owners at legal risk. In this unfortunate event, we would do our best to offer an experience with the minimal impositions possible.