Timothy Leadership Program
Are you going into grade 10 or 11? The Timothy program is designed specifically for those committed to growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Some camps have LIT programs to prepare you for leadership at camp, and our program is called the Timothy Program, which is based on 1 Tim 4:12 “Don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.”
About Our Program
This program is about developing in discipleship, servant leadership, teaching and practical skills. It can be life transforming, and the place where you come to understand in a real and personal way what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ each and every day. Our Timothy’s make life-long friends who will continue to encourage you and stretch you in your faith long after camp is over. The Timothy program is divided into two parts over two years, and promises to be a life changing experience! Timothy 1 is for youth age 14-15, and who have completed Grade 9. Timothy 2 is a junior staff position that provides an opportunity to experience a few different roles at camp for those who have finished grade 10.
Dates: July 10 – August 7
Cost: $900 + HST
Dates: June 27- August 27 (Full staff summer)
Cost: No cost. This is a paid staff position.
Tim 1 is a 4 week camp that focuses on introducing young people to Christian leadership. It helps them to learn about themselves as well as introduces young people to spiritual disciplines of prayer, worship, journaling and service. Campers are mentored by peers and camp leadership, and engage in building community, serving community, and supporting the overseas mission work of The Salvation Army
Algonquin Park Camping Trip
Campers will learn how to lead their peers in a wilderness camping/canoeing trip in Canada’s Jewel of the North, Algonquin Park. They will share the responsibility for cooking, camp set up, leading and community building.
Training at Newport Adventure Camp
As well as the Algonquin trip campers will stay overnight at NAC to prepare for the outtrip and partipate in team building and canoeing preparation.
Onsite training at Jackson’s Point Camp’s TimTown
Campers will live in the forest in their own tent community, TimTown, and participate in a regular program of camping, sports, and character building activities. We invite Christian leaders to provide training and mentoring for Tim 1s. They will spend time preparing for the next leg of their journey, the Urban Mission trip. As well, campers will be involved in fundraising and awareness activities supporting The Mombasa Children’s Home, a Salvation Army children’s home in Kenya, Africa.
Urban Mission Trip
We will spend a week in Ontario Cities learing about the work of The Salvation Army with those experiencing poverty. Campers will participate in service projects, and will provide leadership for a Sunday worship service. They will also participate in community activities such as praying for our neighbourhoods, and helping with programs and projects the Salvation Army offers.
Timothy 2 is a Full Summer Staff position for those who have completed grade 10. Young people are given an opportunity to rotate through 4 different positions at our 2 camps. This gives them an opportunity to see what they like best. They will experience working with campers in a supportive role, service roles such as housekeeping or maintenance, and one rotation of their choice. They are included in the staff training, and are treated the same as our Full Camp Staff.
What to expect
- You will have a job interview with our Leadership team
- You can expect to be challenged to learn about your own work and leadership style
- You will engage in daily devotions and debriefing with your leaders about your daily experiences
- Tim 2s meet every week for times of team building and fun as well as Bible Study and learning from guest leaders
- You will receive Room & Board, and a weekly honorarium of $250
- You will make friends and make a difference in the lives of our campers
- You will have the opportunity to work at camp but you won’t have the responsibility of the campers as you are in a supportive learning role
- Every week we have Camp Staff worship midweek, and on Sunday nights
Tim 1 was an amazing experience that I would strongly recommend to any Christian teenager. Every day was filled with learning and laughter. The highlights of Tim 1 were the out trip and the missions trip. Our out trip was a canoeing trip in Algonquin Park. During this out trip, our group really grew closer together, spiritually and as friends. Canoeing, making meals, finding firewood and setting up tents is the ultimate team building experience. The missions trip to Toronto really opened my eyes to the poor and the homeless, and that they are just the same as you and me. They deserve to be loved and live a life of dignity. It also showed me that a simple act of kindness can brighten someone’s whole day.
Tim 1 has changed my spiritual life in many ways. We had a worship team at Tim 1, and that helped me make a decision to join Songsters at my home Corps. I also started helping out with Sunday School this year, and that choice was made after I helped out with younger campers. Tim 1 has also drastically changed my spiritual life. I make time to pray more, read my Bible, and I am able to quote more scripture. I feel a deeper connection with God, and I go to him more with problems, more than I ever did before. I’m so grateful to my leaders, who were fantastic spiritual examples.
If you decide to go to Tim 1, you will have an experience you will never forget, and friends you will always cherish.