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LIT 2018


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Learning & Practicing Wilderness Skills while Learning How to Peer Mentor

NEW for 2018–LIT is an Overnight Program: Monday, July 2-Thursday, July 5

(OVERNIGHT SPECIAL DEAL: REGISTER & prepay for 1 preteen/teen before April 15, and get the 2nd preteen/teen registration at half price!)

Leader in Training (LIT) Program offers the opportunity for preteens and teens to practice their wilderness skills as well as learn how to peer mentor.

July 2 (Monday)-July 5 (Thursday) OVERNIGHT

Monday 9:00 a.m.- Thursday 3:00 p.m. OVERNIGHT

Conway, MA

Mentoring is much more than simply teaching knowledge or skills. As peer mentors, preteens and teens will lead younger participants to conclusions through the art of questioning. They spark passion, develop the need and/or desire to know, ask leading questions and then offer resources to gain answers and understanding.

And this year, LIT is an Overnight Program.

Overnight Programs give your child the opportunity to build self-confidence while away from home. While developing a connection to the outdoors, they’ll be able to make amazing bonds and lasting relationships.  

Participants will cook meals together and experience the night–a truly powerful experience!

Night hiking, night sky navigation, stories around the campfire! And they’ll have the option to sleep out in shelters we build!


Prior to the LIT Program, Frank requests that LITs prepare a Letter of Intention; in this letter, LITs are asked to explain the following:

  • why they want to be at this particular Program
  • how they planning on contributing to others’ learning
  • what gifts they have to share
  • AND if possible, attach a photograph of the LIT doing something in nature…

On Thursday of the LIT week, the LITs will be invited to demonstrate their willingness to be an LIT and mentor and to show what skills they learned and how they can integrate them…it can be something they crafted, wrote, a video, a lesson plan. Frank will discuss this more on the first day of the Program.

Upon completion of the LIT Program, participants are assessed and may have the opportunity to attend any or all At Home in the Woods Camps as an LIT for half price! There are LIMITED spots for LITs at each At Home in the Woods week (ONLY 2/WEEK RECEIVE LIT DISCOUNT)…so be sure to register early!

FOR LIT OVERNIGHT: $799-999, sliding scale, for 4 days & 3 nights, includes meals ($400 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)

(OVERNIGHT SPECIAL DEAL: REGISTER & prepay for 1 preteen/teen before April 15, and get the 2nd preteen/teen registration at half price!)

ADD ON WILDERNESS FIRST AID TRAINING (8 hours–Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6, book & certificate): $199 ($100 non-refundable deposit required upon registration)


LITs who are interested in becoming Wilderness First Aid certified are invited to choose this add-on. It will include 8 hours of training on Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6, along with the book and a certificate (which is good for 3 years).

Call Frank Grindrod at 413-340-1161 for more information.


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