NEW! Medics Leadership Program

Ages 13-15



Introducing the latest addition to the Medics Camp family, our Leaders in Training (LIT) program .  This elite group of bright, confident and aspiring leaders will be guided by our Medics Camp founder and first aid instructor, Amanda Farris.  Inspired by last summer's amazing camp counsellors and volunteers as well as some of our older Jr. Medics who wanted to return but would be too old to come back the next summer as campers. 


As with all things Medics Camp, our LIT program will be unique and unlike other LIT programs youth may have previously attended. 

Program Highlights:

  • LITs will be taught Standard First Aid & CPR-C and they can test for certification at the end of the week


  • As part of their first aid training, LITs will learn how to recognize illness or injuries requiring advance medical care and how they can provide care for minor medical emergencies at home or in their community.  First Aid emergencies require strong leadership, our LITs will be prepared.

  • LITs will engage in fun team building activities with their peers that boost confidence, improve decision making skills and strengthen leadership qualities.


  • LIts will practice their leadership skills inside and outside the classroom and during breaks as they lead, manage and safely oversee younger children at Medics Camp.  



  • Cool science.  It's Medics Camp after all!  In addition to assisting with some of the experiments in the camp groups, LITs will have an opportunity to participate in an (optional) animal heart dissection experiment so that they can better understand this amazing life sustaining organ. 

  • Escape Room Challenge.  At the end of the week, LITs will have learned a lot of first aid, some valuable leadership skills and made some great friends all of which will be needed to complete the grand finale challenge.  Similar to an escape room, LITs will need to work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and decode messages before their 60 minutes is up.

  • LITs will receive a Medics Camp graduation certificate, a leadership evaluation that could be used for future employment and their Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification (provided all criteria for Red Cross certification has been met.)


In order for our Medics Camp leaders to get the most out of their experience with us, we are only accepting 18 participants each camp week.  Ideally, participants will already have some inherent leadership qualities to build upon.  Leaders lead others, they know how to work within a team environment, they have excellent communication skills and they are confident making the sometimes tough decisions.    

Q & A:
Q: How does the First Aid certification work?

A:  As part of the LIT program, participants will be eligible to obtain Standard First Aid & CPR-C certification if they complete the online course prerequisite, successfully demonstrate the required skills and pass the final written exam that will be given on Friday afternoon.  The online course access link will be sent to registered LITs 3-4 weeks prior to their camp week session.


It's important to note that some of the skills required for first aid certification, namely CPR, require that an individual be physically strong enough to provide compression depth to at least 5 cm.  For some youth, this may not be possible but they will have several opportunities to master the skill during camp.  If an LIT is unable to complete the requirements for certification, they are still welcome and encouraged to register for the program.  The skills they will learn are still valuable life skills and they can still help people.  They would receive a Red Cross course participation letter instead.  Both certificates and participation letters will be emailed electronically after the course.  Although, individuals will know at the end of the day if they are getting a participation letter, it will be unknown to classmates for privacy.   Again, LITs will have all week to successfully demonstrate their skills and pass the exam.

The Leader in Training Program Includes:

  • Standard First Aid & CPR-C Training (*certification)

  • Red Cross First Aid Book

  • First Aid Kit with Mask

  • Medics Camp Bag

  • LIT Medics T-Shirt

  • Whistle with Lanyard

  • Notebook and Pen

  • Free Pizza Slice on Friday

  • Free Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up


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