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Camp Lion Maxwell

Get to Know Our Program!

Shared with the Camp Morton Leadership Development Program (LDP), the Camp Lion Maxwell LDP 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.

Camp Life

While at Camp in Lunenberg County, participants stay in cabins that accommodate up to 10 people each. Each cabin has one washroom with toilets and sinks. Showers are located in a shared space within the dining hall. There is storage space under each bunk and shelves for small items. Clotheslines are located outside the cabins in order to dry out towels and bathing suits.


Camp Lion Maxwell is hosted at:

1681 Barss Corner Rd.
Barss Corner, NS
B0R 1A0

Our Participants

Aimed at teens aged 15 to 16, our joint program accepts 15 participants

Our Staff

The Leadership Development Program is headed up by a dedicated pair of leadership directors.
The camp program staff come to us from:

  • D-Camps’ Leadership Development Program
  • Camp Lion Maxwell’s staff 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
  • Family practices
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

As part of the registration and selection process, all candidates to D-Camps Leadership Development Programs (LDP) will be required to submit a written application. This application consists of a 400-word essay which answers the following questions:

  • 1. Why do you want to be a part of the LDP?
  • 2. What do you think you can bring to the group and the camp community?
  • 3. What do you want to learn from the program? How will you apply it away from camp?

Please apply by March 31st, 2019. Late or incomplete applications may not be considered.

Individual interviews may be conducted as part of the selection process and positions will be offered based on: LDP application, interview and region specific factors. Once all positions have been offered, a waitlist will be created, and applicants would then be admitted to the program as positions become available.

Our Activities

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.

2019 LDP Information Guides
Camp Lion Maxwell 2019 Dates and Rates


Week One: Sunday, July 7th- Friday, July 12th 2019
Week Two: Tuesday, August 13th - Sunday, August 18th 2019