The summer camp environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills by gaining hands-on experience assisting our team of camp counselors with our younger campers. Open to registered summer day campers entering grades 7-8, the goal of the Y'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. CITs will work with their assigned groups each day.
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 2021). Regular camp fees apply.
- Submit a CIT application
- Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach or pastor
- Participate in a virtual interview with our Youth and Family team