Our high school leadership training program is carefully designed to mold campers into the future staff of Camp Orchard Hill! The Core is divided into three distinct, purposeful levels and runs in two-week sessions. Each session is sized to create an intimate family atmosphere for effective team building and Biblical training. Through on and off-site service projects, campers learn to carry on the standards and traditions of COH while creating memories and cultivating friendships that will last a lifetime. Campers are attracted to the extended stay and special privileges of The Core, but they leave their two weeks with a sense of ownership, accomplishment, and the spiritual maturity that comes with servant leadership.
2013 Leadership Training Ministry
In order to open new frontiers COH leaders must have: vision, commitment, an understanding of their unique calling, and the competencies or skills that permit their leadership to excel. High school campers get challenged with new experiences designed to transform them into leaders for Christ. Through service projects, team building activities, time in God’s word, and an off site team trip, campers will be molded into a team of students growing to be spiritually mature leaders. This ministry is divided into three levels. Each level is a two-week program. All students, regardless of age, will start at the first (Nehemiah) level- which is foundational for their advancement. Cost for the 2 weeks is $350.00
What Participants are saying:
Tyler “ This program made me a much more confident leader and taught me how to serve with a loving heart. I also made many lasting memories and friends :) YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM!!”
Mei “I have! It was such a great opportunity to learn how to serve in different ways! Sometimes it is easy to forget the people doing work behind the scenes and it was so humbling to be a part of that! COH needs those people too! I was also able to learn and work alongside with some of the LIT leaders, counselors and Directors which was always a blessing. Overall, the LIT program was such a stretching experience for me and it has definitely shaped and molded me into the person I am, I'm so thankful I get to be a part of a staff this summer that loves God and is so willing to serve others!”
Katie Lee “As the Nehi leader this was one of the greatest summers of my life. It’s hard work but worth every minute. The relationship you build, and the lessons you learn are invaluable.”
Morgan “I was a Nehi last year and I absolutely loved it!!! The leaders were awesome and the closeness you get between all the other teens is so special and always fun!!! I cannot wait to come back this summer!!!”
Dan “ I loved camp as a camper but being able to give me time to camp to serve just made the experience so much better it really is life changing :)”
Abby “I was a Nehi last year and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I went not knowing a single person and ended up meeting some of the best friends I have. I learned so much about myself and God and I am still applying the things I learned to everyday life. I am counting down the days until I go back. Leadership Training is an opportunity that you don’t want to pass up.”
Brianna “I really enjoy helping other people and this program has helped me strengthen things I found in myself that were not as strong as other. I loved doing this program and can't wait to be a Barney this summer!”
Hannah “The leadership training program was amazing. I loved coming back each year to learn new things and having new experiences. You make so many great relationships while you are there, not only with God but with the people you practically live with for two weeks. I was blessed to go through this amazing program and I am so excited to be a counselor this summer!”
Emma “ I loved the leadership training program last year! I learned so much and I made some many amazing friends. It was truly a life changing experience and I can't wait for next summer to do it all again.”
Interested? You should be!
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