Our 2-year Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program enables teens in the 9th and 10th grades to bridge the gap between camper and staff AND become strong, effective camp counselors. Minimum two-week commitment. Consecutive weeks preferred.
C.I.T. Director: Jason Stark
- Junior C.I.T. – entering 9th grade
- Senior C.I.T. – entering 10th grade
- The CIT program’s OVERALL goal is to transition campers to strong, effective staff members at Camp Hadar.
- The goal of the Junior CIT for the summer is to develop self-confidence in their leadership and role modeling abilities
- The Senior CITs goal is to take meaningful roles to reflect their readiness to become counselors, assist in leading a bunk, and managing expectations of camp leadership.
- CITs will listen to their supervising staff members and do their best to help plan and implement activities for campers.
- CITs will demonstrate increasing levels of proactive behavior in helping and leading camp activities.
- CITs will behave in a manner that is consistent with Camp Hadar’s goals and values and model those behaviors for campers and fellow CITs and staff.
- CITs will reflect the expectations and norms of Camp Hadar and if an occasion arises where there is a conflict between themselves and another member of the community, the CITs will respond in a prosocial and appropriate manner.
CIT development will focus on these four effective skills of a camp counselor:
- Conflict Management
- Problem Solving
For more information about our CIT Program, please contact Jason Stark.