YMCA of Greater Bergen County

Counselor in Training (CIT)

 

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This intensive four week program is designed to develop future camp leaders. Selected applicants have the opportunity to develop leadership, program and outdoor living skills.

Our counselor-in-training program offers opportunities for hands-on experience working with children in our general camp groups. CITs work closely with head counselors to develop skills of leadership, organization, teaching and problem solving. Participants will take on expanded responsibilities and contribute their talents as they develop their leadership skills while working with camp groups. This program lays the foundation for becoming a counselor. Please note: Completion of this program does not automatically ensure a staff position.

If you enjoy the outdoors and like to work with children, this is the camp for you! When you leave camp, you will take home with you new skills, lasting friendships and a lifetime of memories. This is a great stepping stone toward future endeavors.

This program is aimed at campers who are looking for a leadership training program and are entering 11th or 12th grade.

To REGISTER for this program please download the CIT Camp Application.

Day Camp CIT at Camp Oratam

Day Camp CIT Application: The CIT program offers opportunities for hands-on experience working with children,  learning important life skills, and contributing their talents as participants develop leadership skills during this 4-week program.

4 week session

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2018 Day Camp CIT fees: $400 YMCA members, $500 Community members

Session Meets:

Session 1 June 25 - July 20*
Session 2 July 23 - August 17

*No camp July 4, reduced rate available

Sleep-Away CIT at Camp Michikamau

Sleep-Away CIT Application: CITs will aid Camp Michikamau’s counselors with instruction of activities, experience working in the kitchen and running the camp store. They will also receive CPR and First Aid Training. Each session CITs will be involved in a service project either on-site or within the park. Finally, CITs will travel to an off-site location for a two-day overnight camping adventure.

4 week session

2018 Sleepaway Camp CIT fees: $1300 YMCA members, $1400 Community members

Session Meets:

Session 1 June 25 - July 21*
Session 2 July 23 - August 18*

*Campers return home for a weekend mid-session please see parent pack for dates.

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