Counselors in Training | Entering Grades 11-12
CITs are mature campers that are interested in becoming future camp counselors. This two-week or three-week program will be spent working with our experienced camp staff to be leaders and future camp staff. CIT's will learn the necessary aspects of camp counseling and youth development with an emphasis in understanding children, diversity, leadership skills and the YMCA Christian Principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.
2020 OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS CANCELLED
Due to COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel overnight camping for this summer including Labor Day Family Camp.
- A Day in the Life of CITs
The first part of a C.I.T session will consist of workshops lead by C.I.T. Coordinators and Summer Camp Directors on subjects such as goal setting, program planning, conflict resolution, and child behavior and development. C.I.T.’s spend time on our challenge course working on communication, team-building, trust and discovery of their own leadership style. The last week of the session C.I.T’s will shift into the role of assistant counselor, working alongside a senior staff member as they lead young campers through regular camp activities. Support, mentoring, and written and verbal feedback will also serve to round out their learning experience.
The three week session also includes an American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR and First Aid course for which CITs will have the chance to receive this two year certification. This is a valuable certification that is required of employees within most youth serving organizations.
All applicants must complete a C.I.T Application for consideration.