Leader in Training Program for Teens 15 to 17

A leadership program for high school students seeking to improve their leadership skills while gaining volunteer experience.

Leader in Training Program for Teens 15 to 17

The WILDE L.I.T. Program

The LIT program is a combination of two components: the LIT Prep course and a minimum 4 week commitment of intensive LIT experience with WILDE Camp.

We are offering a leadership program geared towards high school students looking for an opportunity to transform and develop their educational experience. Our primary focus is developing leadership capability and connecting students with themselves and the land.

This program is eligible for high school volunteer hours. We will gladly sign off on your forms or provide you with a reference.
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Program Goals:

This program is designed to provide to-be LITs the skills and experience that they need to succeed and grow as leaders. Not only are they exposed to extensive skill development and professional resources (LIT Prep), they are given the opportunity to practice and hone these skills while being mentored by leading professionals in the field.

About Blue Mountain Wilde School:

At Blue Mountain Wilde School we strive to create a new model of education that focuses on the whole student. We seek to create experiences and learning opportunities which ignite curiosity and passion for learning.

Our team focuses on instilling confidence, resilience, and courage in order to empower these future changemakers. WILDE stands for wilderness integrated leadership development education. It is a philosophy born out of a core belief that the greatest learning is found in real experiences. We focus on ‘rewilding’ the student’s thinking: to be free to formulate new ideas, problem solve and to think creatively irrespective of normative and conformative educational standards.

We integrate and go beyond the provincial curriculum to develop a program that inspires and ignites curiosity and growth.

canoeing Blue Mountains

The Details

LIT Prep Course

This course is now integrated within the day-to-day camp program.  LIT's are pulled out of the daily camp program at various intervals to learn essential skills while getting valuable hands on experience.

What do I get?

  • Understanding of group dynamics
  • Wilderness survival skills (navigation, fire lighting, knot tying, shelters)
  • Canoe paddling skills (solo and lead)
  • Water Rescue
  • Risk Management

LIT Volunteer Experience

Minimum 2 Week Commitment

What do I get?

  • Valuable real-life experience leading groups
  • Mentorship from a variety of leading professionals
  • Skill practice and development
  • Grow in an environment that supports you and lifts you up
  • Canoeing and Wilderness survival experience
  • Extensive Teaching practice
  • Great references on your resume

This is an opportunity for high school students to get outside, join our school, and get some valuable leadership experience.

Take your Leadership Development to a Whole New Level

Register for Leader in Training Program for Teens 15 to 17

Cost: $175.00 / week*

*The 2nd year of the LIT Program is free.

  • With a 4 week LIT commitment save 25%
  • With an 8 week LIT commitment save 50%

Please note we have a limited space available. LITs will be selected based on an interview process.


Curious about Wilde School and our programs? Contact us anytime and we'll be happy to walk you through our programs, our approach, and answer any questions you might have.

Who Are We Looking For? The Ideal LIT Program Applicant

We’re looking for high school students who have a passion for the outdoors. Students who are willing to take on a challenge and push themselves.

You will get the opportunity to help teach and support elementary students, developing your leadership and outdoor skills.

You will be joining a group of highly trained teachers, outdoor educators, and therapists providing fun and experiential education to youth.

What About My Highschool Credits/Diploma?

Our leadership program compliments the Ontario curriculum for high school education. Not only will students participate in teaching and leading younger students, they will gain hard skills in a variety of outdoor pursuits, develop their soft skills of organisation, responsibility, public speaking, and critical thinking and they will help to design and lead a community outreach program.

There are no high school credits given for participating in this program.