An Important Message About the LMTI Summer Leadership Conference from Jamie Sierfeld, LMTI Director

We are deeply saddened to share the disappointing news that we will not be hosting the LMTI Summer Leadership Conference this August. After reviewing CDC guidelines and American Camping Association recommendations for health and safety during this time and having countless back and forth discussions among our staff, we have arrived at the decision that there is just not a feasible way for us to come together at Camp Mason in the way that we usually do.

For our staff, to give this news to you is heart breaking. We know the value that LMTI has for your students, and to not be able to provide this experience for them, especially during this time, is so difficult. As a youth leadership organization, we will be actively engaging our youth and college staff in helping us to figure out the "what now?" and we have no doubt that these young leaders will help guide us in the right direction. They always do.

We are working diligently to provide you and your students with alternative types of programs and support virtually for now, and in person during the fall and winter months when we are hopefully able to be together again. We will be in touch soon with descriptions of those programs and more info on how you can participate.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this trying time. We know this isn't the news that you hoped for, but we know that we are making the right decision for the health and safety of the LMTI family. Wishing you and your families continued health and peace.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at

Thank you,