Marley Ketterer completed her Leader In Training (LIT) program at Camp Don Lee this summer. LIT training is a four-week, intensive leadership program for older youth who are ready for a highly challenging and deeply rewarding experience.
Objectives of the program include personal faith development, leadership growth and experience, and a deeper knowledge of outdoor skills. These skills include sailing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, challenge course and outdoor camping facilitation. In addition, LITs will develop a greater understanding of worship, leading creative arts, and childhood development.
The outstanding reputation of this program is known throughout the region. Employers, colleges and scholarship selection committees have viewed this program very favorably over the years. Many of the young people who complete the program regard it as a faith-enriching and life-changing experience.
During the four week program, LITs are given the opportunity to earn the following certifications:
*American Red Cross Lifeguarding
*American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED for the Professional Rescuer
*Wilderness First Aid (ASHI)
*US Sailing Association certification as sailing counselor
These certifications can prepare the candidates for jobs at summer camps or other organizations and facilities.
LIT participants also participated in the following activities:
*Participating in and leading group Bible studies
*Fitness and Wellness Training
*Planning and leading worship experiences
*Camp counselor rotation
*Overnight sailing and kayak experiences
Marley is a senior at East Bladen High School and is looking forward to her employment at Camp Don Lee next summer! She says, “The LIT experience changed my life and helped me grow spiritually. I now have friendships I will cherish and nurture for life from the experience I had at Camp Don Lee.”
Marley is the daughter of Alan and Dawn Maynard from White Lake.