Counselors In Training (CIT)

Our Counselor In Training (CIT) teen-leadership program helps teens develop valuable interpersonal, group-living, communication, organizational and team-building skills. CITs receive training in discipline, behavior management and communication skills. Our hands-on learning environment allows CITs to work into responsible roles as leaders, leading kids’ in summer camp activities.

Module One

Counselors In Training fill out interest forms to inform the CIT directors of the activities they want to try, are nervous to try, and definitely don’t want to try. Based on these interest forms, the CIT directors schedule the teens to their activities of interest. CITs go through leadership curriculum and situational role play. This is a one week session is broken up into 5 one hour sessions.

Module Two

Counselors In Training learn what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? With an emphasis on how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns; cuts; head, neck and back aches and more.

This session gives CITs the skills to save a life or properly bandage a skinned knee. All course options align with OSHA’s Best Practices for Workplace First Aid Training Programs and are given by a representative of the Red Cross . A digital certificate is issued upon successful course completion.

Module Three

Counselors In Training participate on an exploratory weekend at the camp. Working with camp staff members, they learn the camp routines, location of all cabins, lodges and facilities. CITs participate in many of the camp activities that they will lead during summer sessions and experience staying in the cabins.  Time spent at the camp can be recorded as community service time for graduation requirements.

We aim to provide teens a summer camp training program that fosters personal growth, encourages strong relationships and enables CITs to enjoy meaningful experiences that enhance their college applications, career aspirations and lives!

The focus of the Counselors In Training program is to give participants a glimpse of what it is like to be a counselor at Camp New Journey. Through discussions, activities, and hands-on experience.

The CIT program is co-ed and is limited to 20 participants per summer. This program fills up fast, for further information, or if you have specific questions, please contact us by filling out this inquiry form and a staff representative will respond to you as soon as possible.


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