Our CIT program is generally two summers in length. Activity CITs are advised to come back for a two-week session if possible. All graduating seniors who wish to come back as CITs must apply to be Activity CITs. It is a competitive process, as we only have a limited number of spaces available.
Understand that the experience of being a counselor-in-training is very different from that of being a camper. It entails responsibility, enthusiasm for working with other campers, and an eagerness to learn from camp counselors.
Attend a training period prior to younger campers arrival, which will orient CITs to what it means to be a counselor
Eat meals and participate in all-camp activities along with younger campers and counselors
Live in a bunk with other Activity CITs
Learn to lead activities (in the activity area(s) of their choice) for younger campers by observing and assisting counselors in group activities
Help to plan evening activities for the camp
Attend a daily group meeting facilitated by the CIT coordinator to discuss triumphs, challenges, and questions about learning to lead younger campers, and to receive feedback from seasoned counselors
Give and receive evaluations of their work along with the CIT coordinator throughout the session
"Charlie is so much more confident and self-assured after camp this year, we are so grateful for all you do, and for your making this incredibly special space for these kids."
R.R., Camp Parent