Counselor in Training (CIT)
A teen leadership program for Overnight Campers! The CIT program is a specialty 2 year program for boys and girls ages 16 & 17, who wish to increase their confidence, become more responsible, and have a ton of fun with other people their own age. There are CIT coordinators who supervise the CIT’s, and mentor them throughout the program, as well as facilitate activities, and evaluate the participants.
TO BE DETERMINED – We are currently re-evaluating the length, price and ages for the CIT program
During the first year, CIT’s spend most of their time working on team work and leadership skills and learning how to interact with people of different backgrounds while they begin to learn and appreciate service toward others. It is not all work and learning for the CIT’s, as their program is set up so they spend some time as a camper and other times they are engaged in the program. The CIT program is held over 3 consecutive weeks. CIT’s are at Camp from Sunday to Friday and spend weekends at home.
If they are invited back for the 2nd year, they will further these skills by learning how to interact with kids that have disabilities, learn behavior management skills, and how to give a positive camp experience to our camper community. They will spend their second week in a cabin with campers and a veteran counselor mentor to provide guidance while they put all the skills they have learned to work. The third week, they will enjoy an adventure canoeing or hiking trip with their CIT Coordinators and fellow CITs.
Sign up now and make a positive difference in your community! Graduates of our LIT/CIT progression will learn the skills that can make them great counselors after they become eligible.
Please note: 1st year CIT is only open to boys and girls aged 16-17, while 2nd year CIT is invite only!