Counselor in Training Opportunities 2017
The 2017 CIT Application is Now Open! Applications Due February 20, 2017!
The Fieldhouse Day Camp’s Counselor in Training (CIT) program is designed to teach selected youth to become future leaders in their communities. Participants will learn life and job skills through hands-on experience and training in our leadership program. Those chosen for the CIT program will be approved by the assistant camp director prior to each session.
- This year, we are accepting participants ages 14 to 15.
- The program runs from June 5 to July 14. Please see attendance requirements below.
- The program is offered at the reduced cost of $20 per day plus the cost of Fieldtrips and $5 for the attendance of pool days. Each CIT participant is required to attend one Fieldtrip and one pool day. There are no other discounts offered on this program.
- Except on field trip and swim days, CIT's should not expect to be with the older campers; they will be working solely with the younger camp groups during their time at the Fieldhouse.
The CIT program will require participants to commit to a full six week time frame; participants must attend camp on Monday each week for their group training session in addition to a minimum of one field trip days and one swim days over the course of the session. Interested candidates must be able to commit to five out of the six trainings in order to be considered as a participant. We request that CIT's arrive by 9 a.m. on their registered days. Participants are welcome to participate in additional weeks of summer camp at the CIT rate. Any days during the school year will be charged at the full camper rate.
All CIT's will go through a weekly training program designed to prepare the participant for future employment and leadership positions. This training will teach them general leadership skills and the basics of being a day camp counselor, including the development and implementation of camp activities. CIT's will become familiar with the staff and camper policies and procedures for the Parker Fieldhouse Day Camp.
CIT's are expected to be positive role models for their peers and other campers. They will have both increased opportunity and responsibility as they assist the counselors and work with the younger children. Any inappropriate behavior is grounds for dismissal from this leadership program. Counselors in Training are registered day camp participants and are therefore counted in our camper to counselor ratio as a camper. They will be supervised by a senior counselor and the camp administration throughout their six weeks with Day Camp. All participants in this program must comply with state requirements and will need to have a complete registration packet with all waivers signed in order to participate. All CIT's will need to provide a copy of their current immunization record for our files.