Counselor in Training (CIT) Program $185/week ($150 the week of June 21 and July 4)
Rising 8th – 10th
Indian Creek’s prestigious Counselor in Training (CIT) Program operates throughout the full summer program and offers flexibility to campers to commit for as few as one week or as many as all six weeks. The camper is expected to commit to the full week(s) they have chosen.
Counselors in Training (CIT) will begin with situational training and role-playing focused on review and enforcement of rules and guidelines. As a CIT progresses in each session, there will be an observation log/journal kept by both the instructor and the counselor-in-training to document different experiences and situations. There will also be an evaluation process completed by both the instructor and the different camp session leaders.
CITS will be able to test their strengths and hone their skills in a variety of camp-themed sessions and with different ages of campers. Daily group discussions and check-ins will monitor a CIT’s progress and experience. There will be daily sessions with the instructor as well as daily time with campers.
Basic topics and focus areas include safety awareness, interpersonal skills, dealing with difficult campers, rules and procedures, troubleshooting, taking initiative, general first aid, and transitioning from camper to counselor. All campers will receive a pass or fail grade at the end of their session indicating whether they may or may not advance in the program. Campers who receive a passing grade will get preferential consideration for hiring as a Junior Counselor position once they are of age, as well as 10 service hours per week.
Please note the week of June 20 and July 4 are 4-day weeks. Lunches are included in camp tuition.