Leaders-in-Training (LIT) Program

Join our LIT Program

Hickory Cove’s Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program is a 3-week summer program for 15-17 year-olds who have a desire to follow Jesus and help others follow Jesus.

This unique program provides training, development, and discipleship for 15-17 year-olds to help them grow into summer staff member roles, but more importantly to help them grow into lifelong followers of Jesus.

LIT’s will have various hands-on servant-leadership opportunities including shadowing Senior Cabin Leaders to observe, learn, and assist in the discipling of elementary and middle school aged campers.

Note: Given that space is extremely limited for this program, applicants must complete an interview process and be officially accepted into the program to participate.


    • Ages: 15-17 year-olds
    • Dates:
      • LIT Pre-Program Training
        • Sat, May 14 – 8:30am-7:30pm
        • Sat, May 28 – Breakfast through Dinner (specific times TBD)
        • Sat, July 9 – Breakfast arrival (time TBD); LITs will then spend the night and begin the program the following day (July 10)
      • LIT Program – July 10-29* (*Note: LIT’s required to go home July 15-17 and July 22-24 when camp is not in session)
    • Rate: $440* (*Note: The $440 LIT program fee and $50 application fee are not due until the applicant has been interviewed and accepted into the program)
    • Application Deadline: April 15
    • Sibling Discount: If you’re registering two or more children for summer camp and/or Leaders-in-Training program, you’ll receive a 10% Sibling Discount on the second and subsequent children’s registrations (least expensive applicant). Discount applies to each session for the second and subsequent children.
    • Financial Aid: A limited amount of financial aid is available for Leaders-in-Training registrations for qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline to apply for financial aid for Leaders-in-Training is April 1st. Click here for more details.
    • Financial Policy: A separate $50 application fee (for summer camp, Leaders-in-Training, and all family camps) is required to reserve a spot for your session and does not apply towards the balance of the registration fee. The balance of the Leaders-in-Training registration fee is due by April 15th. Any cancellation made before April 15th (for Leaders-in-Training program) will receive a full refund on the registration fee (application fees are non-refundable).