learn to be a great counselor
Want to lead the fun someday as a camp counselor? Join the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program, a two-week session where young adults aged 16-17 learn what it takes to be a successful counselor. CITs work under the direction of the camp staff and the CIT director to develop leadership and childcare skills such as creating and leading group activities, positively interacting with children, maintaining safety etc.
Throughout the session, CITs assist counselors in the management of the cabin, all-camp events and programs. CITs have some choice in the camp programs (archery, swimming, etc.) they can learn to better prepare them for being a counselor later. CITs also discuss and learn about how to be a counselor through classes instructed by the CIT director, where they also receive vital feedback about how to improve and craft their childcare skills.
Each CIT will be interviewed and selected by the CIT director previous to camp’s beginning. Qualified applicants should possess maturity, confidence and the beginnings of leadership skills. Camp experience, or experience working with children in any capacity, is a plus.
CITs can register for a maximum of two blocks a summer.