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Framingham & Natick Camps

Teen Camps: LIT & CIT

 

LIT at OCP, STEM & OAK STREET PRODUCTIONS

Leaders in Training

This program is for youth entering 7th and 8th grade. Leaders in training are learning how to be active and impactful within their community. The LIT experience will incorporate the focus of the camp where the program takes place. LITs will be participating in teambuilding activities, engage in student driven service learning projects, and develop the talents necessary to work with their peers and younger children. The focus of the leader in training program is volunteerism and guided education. LITs are integrated into the camp program and receive hands-on experience working with CIT and counselors. LITs will have an augmented camp day that includes fun camp activities for themselves as well as learning portions of the day where they might be interacting directly with groups of children, such as leading camp games and activities. By the time their session concludes, they will have the leadership skills necessary to become MetroWest YMCA community champions!

Who: Youth entering grades 7-8 who are interested in having fun with teambuilding, engaging in service learning, and growing their talents that are necessary for working with younger youth. Must have a desire to learn, grow and work together with others in a small teen community.

Where:
OCP: MetroWest YMCA, Framingham Branch 280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham
STEM: East School, 90 Oak Street, Natick

When: June 29 – August 21, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. LITs are strongly encouraged to attend multiple weeks so that they can actively participate in the different aspects of the service learning projects.

How to apply: Interested youth should apply online here

(508) 435-9345
 

CIT at OCP, STEM & Oak Street Productions

Counselor in Training 

Counselor in Training The CIT program at Camp OCP, Y STEM, and Oak Street Productions is for teens who want to be a part of a working team and leadership community at our summer learning camps. The CIT experience will incorporate the focus of the camp where the program takes place. CITs will attend a required oneweek training to prepare for a summer supporting camp counselors and building relationships with campers. During the following weeks, CITs will assist counselors in camper groups and leading activities throughout the day. CITs will connect with their CIT Support Counselor every afternoon to receive guidance, support and feedback. The valuable experience gained in the CIT program can be used on college entrance essays, for community service, and future employment in the community. Outstanding CITs may be considered for employment as counselors once they turn 16.

Who: Youth entering grades 9-10 who are interested in guiding and engaging with campers, acting as a role model, and leading others. Must have a strong desire to guide and be engaged with campers, act as a role model, and invested in leading others.

Where: MetroWest YMCA, 280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham (for Camp OCP) and East School, 90 Oak Street, Natick (for STEM and Oak Street Productions)

When: June 22 – August 28, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm Required Training Week: June 22-26 CITs must work at least 4 of the 8 additional weeks.

How to apply: Interested youth should apply online here or available at the Member Service Desk. Those interested must complete and submit a CIT program Application and an in-person interview. Completing the LIT program is not required.

Must commit to the full training (6/22- 6/26). Must commit to at least 4 of the 8 remaining program weeks.

Please contact: schoolsout@metrowestymca.org (508) 435-9345 x115

 
 

GYMNASTICS CIT

Counselor in Training

This program is designed to give teens a fun and positive camp experience while providing on the job junior camp counselor training. Gymnastics CITs will have the opportunity to help lead activities, prepare for gym shows, and learn what it takes to be an outstanding counselor and instructor. This program is for teens who are interested in learning how to work with children while developing and improving their own leadership skills.

Who: Teens entering grades 9 and 10 who love gymnastics, would like to share that love with younger children and would like to get hands on experience in training as a gymnastics counselor and instructor. Must have a strong desire to guide and be engaged with campers, act as a role model, and invested in leading others.

Where: Metrowest YMCA, Framingham Branch 280 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham When: June 22 - August 28 8:30am – 4:30pm Required Training Week: June 22-26

Why: Gymnastics CITs can have fun serving as role models making an impact on the lives of younger campers. This is an opportunity to develop skills in preparing and leading activities while being mentored by experienced YMCA staff.

How to apply: Please complete the Gymnastics CIT online form. Applications will be available on February 1st and are due by May 1st.

Please contact: Cody Ross cross@metrowestymca.org (508) 879-4420

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