BRIDGE VALLEY LEADERSHIP PATHWAY
If you are wanting to sign up for a leadership event, scroll to the bottom of this page for registrations!
We love having new leaders come through, so if you have never lead at camp before, check out the information below.
Leadership Pathway: LIT → Apprentice → Junior Leader → Senior Leader
Our leadership programmes are very important to us and we put a lot of effort into them. We value giving young people opportunities to lead others and want to train them to do so in the best and most thorough way possible!
Our Leader in Training programme is all about what it means to be a leader, and learning skills to be a Bridge Valley leader! It mainly includes a lot of intensive sessions with our key leaders and staff, serving in many different ways, helping run the games, and doing team building activities. It is for ages 14+ and required to be completed before becoming a cabin apprentice. If you are over 16 and had leadership experience, you can inquire about leading at camp without completing LIT (email email@example.com).
LIT’s generally do multiple weeks of LIT before becoming an apprentice, and will be invited to do the apprentice programme.
The apprentice role is hands on experience with cabin leading. Apprentices will be placed in a cabin of campers with a senior cabin leader, and will learn off that leader all of the practical skills of leading a cabin! Apprentices may also join some LIT sessions throughout the week, and will have regular check ins from senior staff so they get the opportunity to ask questions, to learn, and to grow.
If you are attending camp as an apprentice, you must fill out a first time leaders application. This form is required for any first time leader so we can get all necessary paperwork before they arrive to lead at camp. It is important to fill this out well before camp, as it can take a long time to process the paperwork.
Once this form is filled out, wait to hear back from us before registering for camp.
Cabin leaders are responsible for a cabin of 6-8 campers throughout the week. If you are a new leader or have not lead at camp in a long time, it is important to fill out a first time leaders application form.
If you have lead at camp before, you still must register for camp each holidays. Please sign up for camp prior to the two weeks leading up to camp so that we can organise as much as we can in advance.
BVIP is an optional leadership event for ages . BVIP Weekend occur four times throughout the year, usually mid term. These are not required to become an LIT or Leader at Bridge Valley, but is recommended for anyone who wants to be more involved with Bridge Valley or learn general leadership skills for any area of life.
Below are any leader events that are open at the moment: