Get to Know Our Program!
Camp Banting’s Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) are designed to teach youth leadership lessons which are applicable to all areas of their life. By building self-esteem and confidence, learning about community service, and understanding group dynamics and team building, our youth will leave these programs ready to lead themselves and others through their transition from teenagers to young adults.
Our programs are structured into two complementary and successive levels. Admission to these programs is not guaranteed and is by application.
Leadership Development Program 1
The LDP 1 is the first step of the Camp Banting Leadership Development Program and is meant to serve as an introduction to the concept of camper leadership. Participants are trained in physical camp skills such as canoeing and archery, and also receive instruction and certification in CPR, First Aid and Bronze Medallion/Cross. The exact certification programs included each year depend on the time available during the program as well as the capacity of the current group of LDP 1 participants. This program is designed to act as an introduction to the LDP 2 Challenger program.
Challenger Leadership Development Program 2
The LDP 2 or “Challenger Program” is the second step of the Camp Banting program and is meant to serve as the final transition year between being a camper and a member of the Camp Banting staff team. The program is designed to provide youth with the skills necessary to become effective camp counsellors and more importantly, it aims to promote personal growth and development, a greater sense of self-esteem, and effective diabetes management. The emphasis in the Challenger Program is on the development of leadership soft skills in areas such as communication, camper care and team building. A highlight of the program is an overnight camping trip.
During the two weeks at Camp Banting, our goal is to help all our leadership participants along a path towards discovering their own strengths, weaknesses and potential, while instilling in them the appreciation of both healthy and successful diabetes management.
Challenger Leadership Development Program 2 Extended (LDP 2X)
New in 2016, this program gives LDP 2 participants the exciting opportunity to test and expand their skills in a joint Camp Banting-Camp Discovery LDP.
Participants will take part in the Challenger LDP 2 at Camp Banting and then further hone their counselling and leadership skills during a five-day placement with a Camp Discovery cabin. During this time, participants will be supervised and supported by a dedicated staff member who will ensure they are supported to meet their leadership goals!
Transportation will be NOT be provided between Camp Banting (Ottawa) and Camp Discovery (London).
While at Camp Banting, LDP participants will be staying at Over the Hill, sleeping in large tents on tent platforms. Over the Hill is equipped with Kybos, running water and a fire pit.
While at Camp Discovery, LDP 2X participants will be placed in cabin groups with Camp Discovery campers and staff.
Where are we?
Please feel free to send camper mail clearly labeled to the following address. Please note that all packages and large mail items are opened prior to delivery as per our allergy protocols.
Camp Banting c/o Camp Opemikon
530 Hanna Rd.