The Leadership program includes three levels that increases in difficulty: L1, first level, introduces 13 year olds to the world of animation. L2 further explores all it takes to be a counsellor with the 14 year olds. And L3, last level, provides all graduates with official and recognized certifications. The third level of the program is part theory, part practice.
These leadership programs provide our new leaders with experience in team building and knowledge in child psychology and bullying prevention.
Often, leaders will work directly with Supercamp counsellors, and will have the opportunity to animate activities in groups with campers. Leadership also helps organize camp-wide projects.
Finally, as of L3, the ACQ counsellor-in-training and DAFA programs are a great part of the program. This is a program recognized by all camps through out Quebec and in some countries abroad.
For 13 year olds
This level introduces the leaders to camp’s general procedures, animation techniques and animation workshops. It includes at least two hours among the groups to learn about group dynamics with an experienced counsellor. This program is perfect for your teen to gain more confidence taking care of children and in themselves.
For 14 year olds
This level deepens the notions seen in L1 with an emphasis on child psychology, intervention techniques and the singularity of each child.With at least a whole day among the groups leaders get comfortable co-animating and taking in charge a group for camp-wide activities. This program is the best preparatory step towards the L3-CIT level.
CIT – L3
For 15 year olds and older
Theory 1 & 2 and Stage 1 & 2 must be completed to graduate the program. These sessions can be done in order or, broken up throughout the summer. To complete your Theory 2, Theory 1 has to have been done. We highly recommend completion of the program in one summer.
Graduates can begin working in any camp in Quebec and even abroad from the age of 16. Come and join the Supercamp family and help bring life and excitement to our programs!
Some of the benefits include:
- experience working with children ages 5-12
- daily skill-building sessions in team building and mentoring
- first step towards being a camp counsellor (many of our current counsellors are graduates)
*Spots are limited
To know more about some of the certifications, visit the following links : Association des camps du Québec : Counsellor-In-Training and Conseil des loisirs du Québec: Animation diploma.