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ActiveU Leader-in-Training Program

About our Program

ActiveU has always been a program dedicated to healthy child development through sport and physical activity. Now, we want to continue promoting that development through providing an opportunity for youth in the community to gain certifications and leadership skills! Registering for our Leader in Training (L.I.T) program will ensure that youth are well equipped in supporting that same healthy development! 

L.I.T Camp is back! This two week program is intended for students that are entering Grade 9 or Grade 10 starting in September 2024. The programming consists of certifications through the Lifesaving Society, Leadership Training, and a placement opportunity in one of our ActiveU Camps! 

During week one, participants will have the opportunity to gain their Safeguard Swimming Certification, Standard First Aid Certification, and their HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) Certification all with qualified instructors provided by our Athletics team! Also during week one, participants will learn different leadership skills, instructed by our ActiveU Leadership Team. Week two will consist of group placement with an ActiveU camper group, as well as additional leadership sessions. At the end of the session, L.I.T’s will walk away with 40 volunteer hours in addition to their completed certifications.

Session Dates

NOTE: 100% attendance is required for ActiveU L.I.T Camps. In order for participants to receive their full certifications, as well as complete their full 40hrs of placement, participants must attend all 10 days of camp!

  • Session One – July 15th to 26th, 8:30am-4:30pm
    • July 15th to 19th – Training & Certification Week
    • July 22nd – 26th – ActiveU Placement Week
  • Session Two – August 12th to August 23rd, 8:30am-4:30pm
    • August 12th to 16th – Training & Certification Week
    • August 19th to 23rd – ActiveU Placement Week

Important Details

  • Each session requires a minimum of 6 participants to proceed with Safeguard, First Aid, and HIGH FIVE® Instruction. Should this minimum not be met, L.I.T’s will be provided with alternative leadership instruction or certifications based on group size. 
  • 100% attendance is mandatory for all L.I.T’s in order to complete their certifications
  • L.I.T’s must follow the expectations and standards set for them at the start of the program. If at any point an L.I.T is deemed to be causing an unsafe environment for ActiveU staff or participants, they will be removed from the program with no refund provided. 


  • Registration will be opening on Monday, April 29th, 2024! 
  • Registration will be available online through this link, or in person at the facility front desk. Registration must be completed by a parent/guardian over the age of 18. 


  • $300 – this includes all certifications as well as all learning resources required!

Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my child have to be to participate in the L.I.T program? 

  • Your child must be entering Grade 9 or Grade 10 in September 2024 to sign up for Summer 2024

Can my child do both the July and August session of the L.I.T program? 

  • Yes, however they will be expected to fully participate in the instructional portion of the program, even if they already have their certification. 

My child already has their certifications, can they still sign up? 

  • Yes, L.I.T candidates who already have the associated certifications are still welcome to sign up for our program, but will be expected to join the rest of their L.I.T cohort during instructional time and participate fully. 

Is my child eligible to apply to be an ActiveU staff member after completion of this program? 

  • Yes! We will contact all L.I.T program graduates anytime we are completing ActiveU hiring. ActiveU staff must be a minimum of 16 years old. L.I.T graduates will be giving advance notice of all hiring periods and first preference for interview time slots.