Summer Camp

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

Our C.I.T. program offers teenagers ages 14 & 15 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.
Our C.I.T program is broken into a First Year program and a Second Year and Beyond program. To gain experience in all camps, and to learn how to work with different age groups, each C.I.T will rotate throughout our three camps: Camp Mini (pre-school camp located at the YMCA); Sports Camp (school-age sports based camp located at the YMCA); and Camp Y-Ki (school-age traditional outdoor camp located at Kiwanis Park).
 
*Due to the size of the program and scheduling conflicts we may not be able to accommodate special requests to be at a specific camp.

FIRST YEAR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

The first two sessions of camp feature a mandatory four-week leadership training, 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!

SECOND YEAR AND BEYOND, COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

C.I.T.’s who have already successfully completed one year of our C.I.T. program will now enroll in our Second Year and Beyond program. This program will have a first session training refresher with evaluations. The following sessions will be more hands-on with scheduling, and working with leadership staff to plan and implement activities. This will enable the more seasoned C.I.T.’s to have the opportunity to practice their skills as future counselors and leaders.

*All C.I.T.’s are required to attend pre-camp training (dates will be communicated in May).

Dates and Fees

June 24 – August 16

First Year Fee:  $800 program fee. Includes mandatory four-week leadership training session (the first two sessions of camp). Additional work opportunity possible for one to two sessions (up to $50 per session paid to C.I.T. for successful completion). Work opportunity is based on attendance per session.

Second Year Fee:  $600 program fee. Includes mandatory two-week leadership training session (first or second session of camp). Additional work opportunity possible for one or two sessions (up to $100 per session paid to C.I.T. for successful completion). Work opportunity is based on attendance per session.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must fill out a C.I.T. application and will be interviewed by the C.I.T. Coordinator, Jan Greywacz. Applications are available online and at our front desk. All applications must be submitted by April 1. Applicants will be notified by April 15 with regard to an interview. All participants must be 14 years old before the start of the program.

Required Camp Forms Due June 1.