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Teen Leadership Programs

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Teen Leadership Programs

Registration opens in mid-February!

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CIT Program
Grades: Entering 7th to 10th Grade
Max Enrollment per week: 10 participants per week

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is the first step in the Teen Leadership Program and is designed to give hands-on training to teens who are looking to be future summer camp counselors. CITs will participate in activities designed to develop their leadership skills including teambuilding challenges, camp basics workshops, group assignments, all camp activities, assisting activity specialists, and more. Teens in this program will experience life as a summer camp counselor and develop skills in problem solving, communication, positive role modeling, and more. Completion of the CIT Program does not guarantee future employment. 
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is broken up into two, one-week sections, A and B. Both sections must be completed before being awarded a certificate. Sections can be taken in any order. Those individuals who have completed both sections A and B of the CIT Program may register for the Jr. Staff Program.

Jr. Staff Program
Grades: Entering 7th to 10th Grade
Max Enrollment per week: 10 participants per week

Designed to be the next step in the Teen Leadership Program, the Jr. Staff Program enhances the hands-on training for teens who are looking to be future camp counselors. Jr. Staff will spend the majority of their day assigned to one camp group, with the purpose of supporting our summer camp staff. Jr. Staff will also be involved in mentoring CITs, planning and running group activities, and more. Jr. Staff will be subject to evaluations during the camp season in order to gain valuable feedback and guidance to grow their leadership skills. Jr. Staff will also accompany the Also Unit on their weekly field trips. Participants must be entering 7th through 10th grade, have completed the CIT Program, and be recommended for the program by the CIT Coordinator. Completion of the Jr. Staff Program does not guarantee future employment.
Jr. Staff registrants may sign up for any amount of weeks, regardless of section.