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Application Process

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To apply for the LTD program you need to:

  • Contact the Forest Springs’ Director of Educational Ministries
    Norm Hoyt
    Phone: 715.427.5241
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Visits to the camp are welcomed and encouraged.
  • If you are interested in
    • Undergraduate: Christian Camping Major (CCM) Track apply to the affiliated college of your choice.
    • Graduate: M.A. in Outdoor and Adventure Leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School (OAL)
    • Graduate: M.A in Global Leadership - Outdoor Ministries Track (GLOM)
    • Graduate: M.S in Organizational Development with an emphasis in Christian Camping (OD)
    • Ministry Internship: The LTD has proven to be one of the best internships you can find to prepare for almost any ministry God has placed on your heart. The learning and development environment found in the LTD program trains and develops servant leadership, management and administration, teamwork, and creative ministry programming that is useful in any ministry context.
    • International Students: The LTD program welcomes students from around the world who are looking for the premier leadership training in how to develop and run camps.
  • Visit https://forestsprings.staffpath.us/ and fill out the LTD Preliminary Questionnaire. Once we've received your Preliminary Questionnaire we will send you the link to the full LTD Application. Applications are due by the end of October.

Because the intensity of the LTD experience could complicate the adjustments every newly-married couple needs to make, couples must be married at least six months before participating in the LTD program. For the same reason, individuals are strongly discouraged from marrying during the LTD year.