Be a CIT

This Counselor-in-Training program is a fantastic, leadership-building experience for those who may be interested in learning to become effective and talented counselors.

Program Description

Learn to be a leader! This program is designed for individuals who are interested in learning about leadership and how to work with children. Participants will be able to experience the “camp leader” roll by assisting the camp staff in the administration of the program such as registration, drop off and pick up, and learn the basics of supervision, behavior management, camp activities, arts and crafts, how to lead a game, and risk management. CIT’s are always supervised by camp staff and will not be left alone with children.

Program Requirements: The CIT program is for students 6th grade through highschool who are seeking leadership experience. No previous experience is required, though students must be responsible and sincerely interested in working with children in a camp environment. Some camp Experience is preferred. CIT’s must be available Monday through Friday of the weeks they agree to work.

Fee: $50 per week, this fee demonstrates that you have committed to the program

CIT Objectives

  • Observe a variety of different activity areas
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach an activity
  • Actively participate in discussions/meetings each week
  • Plan and execute a service project
  • Complete weekly evaluation with the Counselors
  • Successfully plan and execute an end-of-week CIT Special Program
  • Successfully plan and execute a CIT Service Project
  • Assist with camp chores
  • Create CIT Service Project
  • Create All-Camp Program

CIT Methods

  • Experiential learning by shadowing and assisting staff
  • Observation of staff teaching and coaching techniques
  • Participation in camp activities, games, lessons, activities
  • Participation in the planning, design, and execution of a service project
  • Evaluation, feedback, and assessment from peers, supervisors, and self
  • CIT Service Project

CIT Registration:

Click below to start the registration process. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to the application form. Until you fill out that form, you will not receive a response. We prefer CIT to be available to attend for 2 or more weeks.

For more information and a look at our CIT Policies click here.

For questions please contact Julie Christina, Education Programs Manager at (401) 253-2707 ext. 16 or e-mail at [email protected].