Counselors in Training Program (age 15)

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The Counselor in Training Program provides the opportunity for 15-year-olds to develop their leadership skills, explore their interests, and prepare for future employment. Participants will gain valuable experience working with children and after successfully completing the program, they will feel confident and prepared to work in any camp as a counselor or activity specialist.  This program will be led by a Counselor in Training (CIT) Coordinator who will guide, encourage, and evaluate the participants.  Topics that the program will cover include planning and leading activities for small or large groups, communicating with children and parents, and supervising challenging areas such as the pool or playground.  It will also cover flexibility, creativity, teamwork, goal setting, and self-reflection.  On a week to week basis, participants will be assigned specific camp duties (i.e. assist day camp, help the Fun & Games Specialist, etc.).  The CIT Coordinator will work closely with our Adventure Day Camp Director with regards to program assignments. In addition to building camp specific knowledge and skills, participants will also engage in workshops about the general employment application process such as resume writing and interviewing.

 

Applicants to the CIT Program should be energetic, mature, responsible, and have a strong desire to work with children. This is an extremely select group and enrollment is limited to 15 students.

 

June 19 – August 11
Monday – Friday 8:45-4:15 pm
$85 members, $95 non-members (5 days)
Participants must commit to at least four weeks of this eight week program.

 

How to Apply

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Please fill out the application, scan it, and email it to campcoor@ridgefieldct.org.   You may also return it to the front desk by March 30.  Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview before April 15.  If chosen, participants must finalize their registration and pay all fees by May 1.

 

Note: Completion of the CIT Program does not guarantee future employment.


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