The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is designed for the development of the leadership and communication skills needed to become future camp staff members. In order to complete the Camp Howard CIT program the participant must attend both years of the program, with each year containing a specific two-week long training course. CIT’s leave camp for home on the mid-weekend. Our CIT program is divided into the following sections:
CIT 1 A & B (Year 1)
The primary goal of the first year is to have the CITs begin transitioning their “mind- set” from being a camper to feeling comfortable with a potential new role as a staff member in the camp setting. Daily meetings are held by the CIT Director that include a specific training curriculum, group exercises and an opportunity to explore camp staffing initiatives through Q and A sessions. Ages 15-17 may apply.
CIT 2 A & B (Year 2)
The CITs progress through more leadership and communication skill training during the second year that is designed to prepare them for potential staffing opportunities in the future. Daily curriculum sessions with the CIT Director and job shadowing with assigned summer staff highlight the first week of the session. CIT IIs may be given the opportunity to assist with Mini Camp staffing during their second week. Ages 15-17 may apply.
All CIT’s will need to do the following in order to attend their weeks:
CIT’s will not be eligible for their session unless all requirements are completed two weeks prior to their first session!
CYO/Camp Howard's CIT Manual
All participants will be given a copy of the 2015 CYO/Camp Howard Counselor-in-Training Manual when they arrive at camp.