Building Stronger Connections
Counselors in Training (CITs) | Entering Grades 11–12
CITs are mature campers interested in becoming future camp counselors. This two-week or three-week program will be spent working together with experienced camp staff to learn the necessary aspects of camp counseling and youth development with an emphasis in understanding children, diversity, leadership skills and the YMCA core values of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.
We have a voluntary three-tier fee program. You may choose the rate most suited for your family. This program is voluntary and in no way influences the experience children receive. There are no questions asked and no documentation needed. Additional financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
Rate 1 reflects the actual operating cost of camp while Rate 2 and 3 are subsidized.
CIT Three Week
Rate 1 | $1168
Rate 2 | $1118
Rate 3 | $1068
CIT Two Week
Rate 1 | $955
Rate 2 | $905
Rate 3 | $855
Three Week Sessions
Session 1 | June 23–July 13
Session 2 | July 14–Aug. 3
Two Week Sessions
Session 3 | Aug. 4–Aug. 17
- 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 Teen 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 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 and interview for consideration. Upon registering please review the CIT Supplemental Information Packet.
Please complete these necessary forms and bring them with you to camp check in.
Commitment and Cancellation Agreement
In order to register for a program at Camp Collins both the Camper and the Parent/Guardian must read, agree to, and sign our Commitment and Cancellation Agreements. Below you will find the Camper and Parent/Guardian Agreements for our various programs. These agreements are listed on the Registration Forms of all programs.
- Parent/Guardian Commitment and Cancellation Agreement
I understand it is the camper’s responsibility to participate in the whole camp program, including work, play, values sharing and living together. I have discussed with my camper that he or she may not possess or use tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, weapons of any kind, or non-prescription drugs while at camp. He or she will do his or her best to follow instructions, remain in designated areas and keep others and themselves safe. As well as do his or her best to make this a good experience for fellow campers and themselves. I understand that failure to live up to this promise might result in my camper’s dismissal from camp without a refund of fees.
Camp registration and cabin placement is on a first come-first serve basis and placement in a cabin is not guaranteed. Camp Collins strives to provide a camp opportunity to as many campers as possible and in so doing Explorer or Questor campers may be placed in one of our overflow yurts based on latest registration date (Please see Handbook for greater detail).
Included here is the required $50 deposit; I understand that the deposit is nonrefundable. I agree to pay the remaining balance of the camp fee in full no later than June 3, 2019. A space will not be held past June 3rd without full payment. If I register after June 3, 2019 I understand that payment in full is required to complete my camper’s registration. I understand that after June 3rd, 50% of the total camp fee is refundable three weeks prior to the start of my child’s session. Transferring my child to another session of camp is allowed provided space is available and a written request is received at least three weeks prior to the start of their original session. I understand that no refunds are given if a child leaves camp early for any reason, drops within three weeks of their session start date, or does not show up on the first day of camp.