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      5300 W. Loveland Rd
      Madison, OH 44057

CILT – Camper In Leadership Training

CILT is a 3-year leadership-development program for Explorer girls and boys. Campers will learn everything (EVERYTHING!) about being on staff at Cedarbrook Camp of Ohio—from how to lead a songfest, to how to lead a camper to Christ, from how to write a campfire message to how to orchestrate a campfire cookout, from what happens during mealtimes to what games to play when your cabin group is stuck indoors from the rain.

When we say that our CILTs learn EVERYTHING, we mean it. We know that parents are trusting the Cedarbrook staff with their children—with their safety, with their questions, with their need to have fun, and with their need for the Lord. And we do our best to prepare our CILTs for those leadership positions, so that, when the time comes, they can impact another camper's life the way their lives were impacted in their years as a camper at Cedarbrook.

Requirements and Instructions

Applicants must be at least 15 years old and have completed the 9th grade. Additional requirements: a vital Christian testimony. Class size is limited.

Applicants need to be able to attend two weeks of camp each of the three years. During their third year, they will also be required to attend staff training.

The CILT application deadline is June 15.

Special Note:

All CILT 1 Girls will be taking Outpost Week 2.

Outpost for CILT Boys is not available every year.

  Girls Boys
CILT 1 Weeks 2 & 3 Weeks 3 & 4
CILT 2 Weeks 1 & 2 Weeks 3 & 4
CILT 3 Pre-Camp &
Weeks 1 & 2
Pre-Camp &
Weeks 3 & 4

Be sure to read the application instructions, which can be viewed or downloaded below. You can download the CILT application and mail it to Cedar (Erika Miller), or you can apply online through the link below. If you apply online, don't forget to print out the reference forms in the downloadable application and give them to the appropriate people. They need to mail those forms to Cedar by June 15 as well. In addition, be sure to register for the appropriate weeks when registering for camp.

Applications will not be available until January 2017.

CILT and SILT Graduates from recent years:


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CILT Testimonials:

"The CILT program prepared me more for my teaching career than any college course I took!"

"Before I started CILT, I didn't know any of the other eight girls in my class. Now they are some of my best friends, as are other people that I've met at camp. My time in the CILT program really stretched me in my faith. I learned a lot about communication, being ready for anything, and trusting God outside my comfort zone. The CILT program has been such a big blessing in my life."

"I have had a great time these last 3 years learning and growing in my skills as a counselor. Thank you to all the staff that have been here to guide us with both your service and actions. The skills I learned will definitely go a long way in helping me with my walk with Christ. This place and the people involved have a little piece of my heart. God bless to all and thank you for everything."