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In-Training Corps

 

Leader-In-Training (LIT)

Entering Grades 7 or 8
2 Week Sessions
July 8 – July 19
July 22 – August 2
August 5 - August 16

The LIT (Leader-In-Training) program is designed to build leaders both at camp and within their community. At the core of the program is their own personal growth and development in leading others, learning different roles within a team, project planning, and communication with others. LITs will participate in a number of activities that are aimed at building their own unique leadership skills; team building, values sessions, positive role modeling and problem solving. They will be with our In-Training Corps Directors throughout their camp day for the 2-week session. LITs are not directly assigned to groups with other campers like CITs but will instead assist specialists in leading a few activities.  Questions? Kelley Ratcliffe, Camp & Teen Director: kmratcliffe@metrowestymca.org

 

Eligibility:

  • Entering Grades 7 or 8
  • Complete and submit an LIT Program Application
  • Commit to the full 2 week program
  • Have a desire to learn, grow and work together with others in a small teen community.

 

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING (CIT)
CIT Juniors & CIT Seniors

Entering 9th & 10th
Training: June 24 – June 28
Choose  at least 4 of the 8 Remaining Weeks of  July 1 – August 23

The CIT (Counselor-In-Training) program is for the teen who truly wants to be an effective part of a working team and leadership community. CITs are assigned to the Juniors or Seniors CIT groups.  Returning 2018 CITS will be invited to join CIT Seniors while new CITs will make up our CIT Juniors group.  Both CIT Juniors and Seniors will attend a one-week training program the week of June 24 (required) with our In-Training Corps Directors.  Based on their engagement and demonstration of positive role-modeling, core values, and performance, CITs will be invited to attend their selected 4+ weeks of camp in various roles: assisting counselors in camper groups, guiding campers in activities with the assistance of Activity Specialists, and other activities as assigned. The In-Training Corps Directors will connect with CITs throughout their summer giving guidance and feedback, written evaluations, and support. The valuable experience gained in the CIT program is often used on college entrance essays, for community service, and future employment in the community. Outstanding CITs may be selected by the Camp Director to apply as a Junior Counselor if they turn 16 during the camp season.  Questions? Kelley Ratcliffe, Camp & Teen Director: kmratcliffe@metrowestymca.org

Eligibility for CIT Juniors:

  • Entering Grades 9 or 10
  • Complete and submit a CIT Program Application
  • Complete an in-person interview
  • Completing the LIT program is not required
  • Commit to the full training (6/24– 6/28)
  • Commit to at least 4 of the 8 program weeks
  • Have a strong desire to guide and be engaged with campers, act as a role model, and invested in leading others

Eligibility for CIT Seniors:

  • Entering Grade 10
  • Complete CIT Year 1
  • Complete and submit a CIT Program Application
  • Complete an in-person interview
  • Commit to the full training (6/23– 6/28)
  • Commit to at least 4 of the 8 program weeks
  • Have a strong desire to guide and be engaged with campers, act as a role model, and invested in leading others

 

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