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Leaders in Training (LIT) Adventure Camps

The LIT (Leaders in Training) Program is in it’s 30th year of developing leadership skills in young people. LITs spend intentional time daily, learning and practicing leadership skills. The LITs also embark on an overnight river trip in kayaks or canoes, spending the night under the stars of a river campsite. The Leaders in Training program is also aimed at preparing campers to become Junior Counselors, and Summer Staff. For more detailed information about any of our Leaders in Training Camps, or to ask questions, please drop us a line.

The Colorado Backpack trip is taken in cooperation with Duncan Park, an Episcopal camp in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Dates are coming soon!

Note: Scholarships are available. A scholarship application can be e-mailed to you upon request, once you have registered your camper.


LIT 1 Cost $700 before 3/15

10 days
June 16-25

LIT1 campers use John Knox Ranch as home base, learning and discovering together.

Backpacking Trip to Colorado (rising 10th-12th graders) - $1000

8 days
coming soon!

The Backpack Adventure Camp takes campers to Colorado (near Duncan Park; you get to FLY!) for a 6 day/5 night hike through the glorious Rocky Mountains and the Roosevelt National Forest. JKR partners with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas for this trip, utilizing their trained guides and facilities. Campers are challenged mentally as well as physically, so a measure of fitness and maturity is required for this trip.


LIT2 for rising 10th-11th graders Cost $850 before 3/15

2 weeks
July 7-20

LIT 2 campers spend two (2) weeks at JKR enjoying the ranch and some of our new activities (rappelling and rock climbing) and delving deeper into what it means to be a servant leader. LIT 2 participants hone their leadership skills by shadowing Junior Counselors at Day Camp, by helping lead activities, and by reflecting on what makes a good leader (and how that applies to life and faith). There is no pre-requisite for participating in LIT 2.

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