CILT I is a general leadership program with the following major goals:
1. Grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
2. Learn the values and philosophy of Camp Cherith
3. Understand the duties of a staff member and practice the skills required by staff members such as planning UEPs, cookouts, campouts, and cabin time
CILTs in their first year (CILT I’s) attend activities as active observers. They are to participate in everything, set a good example for other campers, and observe activity leadership. They will be asked to assist in leading each of their activities for one day. They will participate in evening programs and are available to assist with leading programs according to their giftedness.