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Servanthood Leadership Program (SLP)

What is SLP?

The Servanthood Leadership program is an opportunity for youth to gain additional camp knowledge and valuable leadership experience. It focuses on faith-building sessions and opportunities to serve peers, children, and the community. The intent of SLP is to develop a servant-like attitude in youth, as well as create a unique and individual understanding of what it means to be a good team member and a positive role model.

The recommended age for SLP participants is 14-15.

Our 2020 Servanthood Leadership Program is currently underway!

As a result of COVID-19 we have re-envisioned our 2020 program offerings. This summer, SLP participants took part in Zoom lessons twice a week. Teaching topics were similar to the regular curriculum; all with the goal to help them to become excellent future leaders while fostering a sense of community.

Additionally, we are very excited to be expanding SLP programming into the Fall and Winter months; which has been a goal of ours for several years. Participants will join us for two leadership retreats and will have the opportunity to volunteer during our Holiday Camp. We are embracing this as a blessing in disguise for fully realizing the potential of year-round SLP opportunities.

Leadership Development Camp (LDC)

*LDC will not be operating in the summer of 2020. Please check back in the future for further LDC opportunities. 

Cave Springs Camp, alongside Ryerson Camp and Silver Lake Camp, two other United Church camps (often referred to as our “Sister Camps”), offer a program called Leadership Development Camp, which is aimed for youth aged 16+. 

This program is lead by a curated group of individuals who have been members of the United Church camping community and who are excellent teachers and spiritual role models. The focus of this program is to foster leadership and delve into the Christian faith in a community-based, outdoor setting. This program runs for two weeks at the beginning of the summer. Campers spend time at all three camps (Cave Springs Camp, Ryerson Camp and Silver Lake Camp) and also travel to Algonquin Park where they complete a portage trip. The participants also plan and execute a worship service which is presented at the end of their two-week program. In the weeks following, LDC participants may have a placement week (or multiple) at either of the three camps where they will work alongside the respective staff and continue to grow in their leadership as counsellors, program staff or kitchen staff. 

More information and how to apply can be found at