Christikon Leadership Camp (CLC)

Christikon Leadership Camp (CLC) is open to students finishing grades 9-12. Ideal applicants to this new program will display high levels of maturity, have at least some level of leadership experience, and desire to work with (and make a difference to) people with developmental delays/challenges. To start, CLC is limited to 10 participants from Montana Synod congregations.

Besides receiving valuable leadership training, CLC campers will help summer staff plan, organize and run our camp for Developmentally Disabled Adults (June 18-21). CLC campers arrive Monday afternoon, June 17, and prepare for the upcoming week. They’ll be housed separately in our Living Center retreat facility and be supervised/work directly with camp staff and Assistant Director Taryn Hauglie. DD camp ends Friday June 21 at 9am, and CLC runs through that afternoon to allow time for debriefing and concluding the experience.

CLC participants will receive the following:

  • Leadership experience they can count towards community service requirements for future job/school/scholarship opportunities
  • Occasion to build self-confidence and resilience
  • Direct, hands-on involvement leading both small and large group activities
  • Strategies for conflict management
  • Opportunity to directly connect faith to life by working with those who are vulnerable and in need
  • Chance to get an in-depth look at what it’s like to work on Christikon staff

Here’s the particulars:

  • Starts Monday, June 17 with dinner, ends Friday June 21 after lunch
  • $350/person includes
    • 4 nights lodging in the Living Center retreat facility
    • 12 meals
    • Monday and Tuesday leadership training and community building, nightly staff meetings and debrief time, Friday session debrief and processing
    • 1 to 3 staff/guest ratio
  • Additionally, all CLC participants receive a discount code good for 50% ($230 onsite, $250 trails) off any Sr High onsite or backpack program later in the ’24 season

The process consists of a brief written application and 10-15 minute interview with Taryn. Need-based scholarships are available.

Contact Taryn at or call 406-656-1969 (office).