We have one application for both the LIT and Young Adult Camps. The application will give participants an opportunity to chose their first, second and third choice programs. When a camper goes through our summer camp program and graduates, we assess whether they would gain more from the LIT program or from our YAC program. We use this evaluation to help match campers with the program that would be best for them. We also include a questionnaire in the application to help determine what the participant would like to get out of their time at camp. Working together with the families and using our past evaluations and the questionnaire, we strive to give each participant the best experience possible.
Only the current years application will be accepted. The application must be downloaded, printed, all applicable sections filled out, and mailed to the Vancouver head office:
Attn: LIT/YAC Registrar
The BC Lions Society
3981 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4H5
Once your completed application has been received, we will read over your application and try to fit you into the program that is your first choice. Not all participants are appropriate for all programs so we may defer you to your second choice if we feel that it would be a better fit. We will use your application as well as past camp evaluations to determine this. Applicants who apply for LIT and are deemed appropriate will be asked to participate in an interview with the LIT Coordinator.
Registration will be confirmed only after we have received ALL paperwork pertaining to the applicants participation in the program. This includes pages 7-19 of the application, and Personal Support Worker forms if applicable and an interview with the LIT staff if applicable.
Because of the limited number of spots for our programs, applicants will be accepted for LIT and YAC camps on a first-come-first-serve basis for completed applications.
Here is a handy flow chart that shows the whole process.
The Young Adult camping programs that we run are highly subsidized by the BC Lions Society.
The participant fees are as follows:
LIT Camps: $425/participant
Shawnigan YAC: $550/participant
Please note that payment must be made at the time of application. However, payments (cheque or credit card) will not be processed until a space in the program has been confirmed. Please include payment for the Program that is your first choice. If it is decided that a different program would be better, alternate payment options will be made. Cancellation will result in a $100 processing fee if the applicant cancels one month before the session start date. No refund will be given for cancellations within one month of session start date, unless the cancellation is for medical reasons and is accompanied by a doctor’s note, in which case a full refund will be given. If you require suggestions about finding funds to cover the cost of the program, please contact us.
Application Forms are available here.