Counselor In Training (CIT) Teen Program (Entering 8th-9th grade)
Our teens have their own needs, and what better way to meet them than by having their own program! Keystone teens will be a part of the CIT Teen Program, where they will “assist” our staff members for a part of their day, working to build future life skills and confidence. Our CIT director will work to develop and bring out your child’s personal abilities and talents, and showcase how each of our teens can make an impact on our younger campers. Our intention is to not only foster the future leaders of tomorrow, but to make them those leaders today!
Each morning, our CITs will meet together to review their daily assignments, which are rotated to give them an overview of the entire camp program. CITs will be matched with a mentor counselor, who will guide them in their leadership role for the morning.
After lunch, our CITs will have their own camp schedule, participating in all aspects of the daily camp program. They’ll have the best of both worlds, a true camp experience with lots of activities, while also working to develop job related skills and leadership abilities. In fact, many of our CITs move on to become Junior Counselor and Senior Counselor staff members after such a positive experience in the CIT program!
Here’s a peek into a typical day for our CITs:
9:00-9:20 Meeting with CIT Directors
Plan and choose morning CIT duties based on interests
9:20-11:00 Assist in Mentorship with Senior Counselors
(Two different activities)
11:00-12:30 Swimming and Water Sliding
1:00-1:15 Assist in “Camp Store”
1:15-2:30 Experience camp activity areas as a camper!
2:30-3:00 Afternoon snack and CIT wrap-up