In our Counselor In Training (CIT) Program, teens have the opportunity to shadow and be mentored by our Summer Day Camp counselors and leadership staff. During their time at camp, CITs will develop leadership skills through interactions with counselors and work with counselors to develop lesson plans to lead group games and activities.
In order to become a Counselor In Training (CIT), teenagers will need to complete an application and will be invited to interview with camp leadership staff. After successfully completing the interview, CITs must attend a mandatory one week training program consisting of classroom education and interactions with counselors and campers.
During training week, future CITs will learn about camp and the responsibilities of being a camp counselor. Future CITs will also have the opportunity to become CPR certified during the training week.
Upon successful completion of the one week training program, CITs are required to attend, at minimum, three additional weeks of camp during the summer. The Camp Director will assign the CIT to a counselor at a Traditional, Sports or Specialty Camp, or Camp Double Eagle based upon number of campers enrolled and where there is greatest opportunity for CITs to develop leadership skills. CITs will be provided with CIT t-shirts (3) and a name tag that they will be required to wear during their weeks at camp.
Week 1: June 12-16
CITs will explore an enhanced curriculum that will prepare them to be a camp counselor. All CITs will become CPR certified. *CITs must attend all five days and successfully complete Week 1 Training Week in order to attend additional camp weeks 2-11.
$184/Member, $214/Program Participant.
Weeks 2-11 (3 Weeks Minimum)
CITs who pass Week 1 Training Week are required to complete a minimum of three additional weeks of camp. During these additional camp weeks, CITs will practice their leadership skills and assist with camp as assigned by camp leadership staff.
$75 per week/Member, $95 per week/Program Participant.