Summer Day Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) Leadership Program

For campers in grades 7-8

The summer camp environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills by gaining hands-on experience assisting our fantastic team of camp counselors with our younger campers. The goal of the YMCA’s Counselor in Training (CIT) program is to teach teens leadership skills that can be used at school, home and in the community.

CITs will work with our professional summer camp team to lead camp activities in a safe and well-supervised environment. To ensure our young leaders still get to enjoy camp as a camper, CITs will work with their assigned groups between 9 a.m. and noon each day. They will then rejoin their own camp groups for the remainder of the day. CITs, like all campers, will go on scheduled weekly field trips.

In order to apply to participate in the Counselor in Training Program, prospective participants must:

  • Be a registered summer day camper in grades 7-8 (fall 2017). Regular camp fees apply.
  • Submit a CIT application.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach or pastor.
  • Participate in an in-person interview with our Youth and Family team.

Download an application below:

Applications and accompanying materials must be submitted by Friday, April 14.

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