Our CIT program is typically two summers in length. Bunk CITs are second-year CITs. In order to apply to be a Bunk CIT, one must have completed Activity CIT summer. It is a competitive process, as we only have a certain 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 of younger campers as a third “counselor”
Learn to be a bunk counselor by observing and assisting the other counselors in their bunk
Learn to lead activities (in the activity area(s) of their choice) for younger campers by observing and assisting counselors in group activities, and to receive feedback from seasoned counselors
Attend a daily group meeting facilitated by the CIT coordinator to discuss triumphs, challenges, and questions about learning to be a counselor, both in the bunk and in activities
Give and receive evaluations of their work along with the CIT coordinator throughout the week
Discuss potential of becoming a counselor in the future
"Just wanted to thank you and your team again. After such a tough year, it was so amazing for C. to have this valuable experience with different kids from all over. They are already in touch with a couple friends and texting up a storm as we speak!"