Get to know our program
The Maritime Leadership Development Program takes place over two weeks. The first taking place at Camp Morton and the second week at Camp Lion Maxwell. The LDP program is designed for those who have a set of skills they wish to further develop as they strive to become a member of the camp staff family.
The program engages youth in a recreational environment while challenging them to further develop their own leadership skills, learn the operations of camping program, gain experience working with children in a mentorship environment and heighten their own personal growth in camping.
About the Camp
LDP participants will cover topics related to working at camp as well as general leadership techniques they can use in their home community. Topics include: conflict resolution, managing behaviour, team building and empowerment.
The participants attend both Morton and Camp Lion Maxwell for their summer of training. The first week is a lesson-orientated session and the second week is a practicum-style session to gain hands-on experience.
Campers & Staff
Aimed at teens aged 15 to 16, our joint program accepts 15 participants
The Leadership Development Program is headed up by a dedicated pair of leadership directors.
The Leadership Directors come to us from:
D-Camps’ Leadership Development Program
Camp Lion Maxwell’s staff team
The D-Camps Atlantic Resource Team
Participants are supervised by program and medical staff 24 hours a day.
The camp health-care team comes to us from:
Diabetes education clinics across Nova Scotia
All departments within the Nova Scotia Health Authority
Diabetes educators, nurses, physicians, registered dietitians and medical students make up this wonderful group and are part of the cabin team.