Counselor in Training Program

 

Are you looking for experience?

Being a  counselor in training at Little Champ Camp provides the perfect opportunity to engage yourself in meaningful and important work. Come learn how to care for kids and take part in guiding them into becoming independent, responsible, and mature young adults. Come be a part of a meaningful experience for everyone.

About the CIT Program

At Little Champ Camp, we believe that summer camps provide youth with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed as leaders both at camp and beyond. The mandate of the Counselor in Training program is to provide participants with the opportunity to develop communication, coaching and organization skills and to take on a leadership position in a supportive and inclusive environment.

There is no fee to enroll in the CIT program. Please note that CITs do not receive a salary. Participants will be eligible to receive community service hours for their time at the camp - please check with your guidance department in advance to ensure that your school will recognize the hours toward your high school requirements.

Expected Outcomes

By the end of the program, all CITs will have:

  • A strong understanding of the Camp Philosophy and our values

  • Experienced teaching different skills while accounting for individual differences

  • Shadowed, observed and assisted an assigned senior staff member

  • Actively participated in CIT discussions/seminars with fellow CITs and Directors

  • Completed mid-session and final evaluations – receiving feedback from peers, supervisors, and self

Application Process

To apply for a CIT position at  our summer camps, please send the following to littlechampcamp@gmail.com:

  1. Letter of Interest: outline, why you want to be a CIT and what qualities you possess that, will make you a successful counselor at  Little Champ Camp in the future

  2. One reference with contact information

If selected, applicants will be contacted to set up session dates for the upcoming summer. 

Please note that applicants must be 14 as of January 1st, 2021 to apply.