Summer Camp

Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.)

Our C.I.T. program offers teenagers in grades 9 and 10 the opportunity to make a difference in our community, while developing leadership skills and learning to become an impactful counselor and role model to younger campers.

The first two sessions of camp feature a mandatory four-week leadership training session where participants develop skills and peer relationships in a fun camp environment. Evaluations are conducted throughout the four-week training session and those who successfully complete the session will be invited to work as a C.I.T. for the remaining four weeks of camp.

As a C.I.T., participants gain experience working with different ages and environments at Camp Y-Ki, Camp Mini, and Sports Camp. In addition to working with younger campers, C.I.T.’s enjoy special activities including field trips, guest speakers, and more!

How to Apply

Candidates must fill out a C.I.T. application and will be interviewed by the C.I.T. Coordinator, Jan Greywacz.  C.I.T applications will be available online and at our front desk in February.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.  All participants must be 14 years old before the start of the program.

If you have any questions please contact our C.I.T Coordinator Jan Greywacz at cit@newcanaanymca.org or at ext.326

2018 C.I.T. APPLICATION

Dates and Fees

June 25 – August 17

Fee: $800 program fee. Includes a four-week leadership training session. Additional work opportunity possible for one to two sessions ($100 per session paid to C.I.T. for successful completion).

Required Camp Forms Due June 1