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NEW: Leaders in Training Program
for Youth Ages 14 to 17

Our new Leaders in Training Program (LIT) gives local youth the opportunity to develop leadership and teaching skills in an artistic camp setting. They will be provided with experience working with campers aged 4-15 in our Summer Theatre Program. The LIT program is designed to help creative students develop self-confidence, organizational frameworks, and communication skills while having fun!

This is a free program based on application and acceptance. Community Service Hours are awarded and there is an opportunity for paid employment in the Before/After Care Program for campers.

Learning activities include:

  • on site participation at both Memorial and the Old Firehall Arts Centre
  • observation and classroom instruction and hands on training in leading activities and lessons in the arts for campers age 4-13
  • ability to express yourself and conduct critical feedback exercises
  • working in conjunction with an LIT co-ordinator
  • gaining knowledge and understanding in effective camp and arts leadership
  • participation in workshops on communication, program planning, confidence and self-esteem building
  • individual leadership of one large group lesson/activity/workshop for campers
  • collaboration on planning and executing a specific camp activity
  • participating in and leading team building activities

Requirements for Application:

  • experience in either dramatic arts, vocal music or dance
  • ability to attend all training and mandatory program dates
  • an interest in leadership training
  • a passion for the arts and arts education for youth
  • must be currently enrolled in high school to apply (grades 9-12)
Program Location Training Days Camp Instructional Days

Memorial School
357 Wilson Street E, Ancaster


Old Firehall Arts
Centre 334 Wilson Street
E, Ancaster

Wednesday, June 28, 1pm – 4pm
Thursday, June 29, 9am - 3pm
Saturday, June 3, 9am – 4pm
Saturday, June 17, 9am – 12pm
Saturday, June 17, 1pm – 4pm (for
those requiring CPR/First Aid Training)

Mandatory Session: July 3 - July 14

Participants choose a second session:
July 17- July 28
July 31 to Aug 11

Performance Dates: Choose one of July 14,
28, or August 11

How to Apply:

Please fill out the Leaders In Training Application Form and submit by email to Laura Bottrell,

Deadline for application is Friday, May 12 , 2017.

Applicants may be required to participate in a short interview. All applicants will be contacted regarding an
interview or acceptance by Monday, April 24th.