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Take the lead as a CIT!

Counselor-in-Training Camp Sessions

Calling all future camp counselors! If you are ready to unlock your leadership potential and your love of the outdoors, you can start working toward your CIT I and CIT II Awards. You’ll gain the tools you need to become a mentor to younger girls and take the steps toward working at camp in the future. As you progress into CIT II, you may choose one of our specialty tracks and focus on specific camp activities such as horseback riding, waterfront sports, challenge course, STEM, and more!

To learn more about the CIT program progression and the CIT awards, please visit gswcf.org/CIT.

At Camp Wai Lani
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CIT I Camp
For girls entering grades 10–11
$300/girl (two week session)

Are you ready to start your Counselor-in-Training (CIT) journey? Discover your leadership skills and talents while you learn about enriching the lives of children in the camp setting. You’ll get a look into what the job of a camp counselor is all about, explore the steps in developing and delivering programs at camp, and see how summer camp operates. Gain practical experience and learn how to work with younger campers and facilitate activities that provide fun with a purpose. This two-week overnight camp session is the first step towards to earning your CIT I Award and becoming a camp counselor at our summer camp programs. CIT I’s will stay overnight the one weekend during their 2-week session for additional trainings.

 

CIT II Camp
For girls entering grades 11–12
$100/girl (one week session)

Advance your leadership style and discover the rewards of being a camp counselor. Time will be split between camp program planning, camper interaction, problem solving, strengthening interpersonal skills, and having fun by participating in activities! Successful completion of CIT I Camp and CIT I Award are prerequisites for the CIT II program. Girls are able to register for up to three weeks of CIT II Camp. This camp session is the first step towards earning your CIT II Award and the next step in becoming a camp counselor. Girls may register for multiple and/or consecutive weeks, but must return home over the weekend. 

 

Camp Ambassador
For girls entering grade 12
Free, current membership and application required

Camp Ambassadors focus on a specific program area of interest, have an active role in the units, and learn how camp is run. Successful completion of CIT I and CIT II Camp and earning both the CIT I and CIT II Awards are prerequisites for the Camp Ambassador program. Admission to this three-week overnight camp session is based on applying and interviewing with our camp directors. Camp Ambassadors must return home over the weekends. To be considered for this program, please complete this application. Interviews will be conducted on a semi-rolling basis. 

At Camp Wildwood
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Note: CITs attending Camp Wildwood will stay in open air cabins and their counselor will stay in close but separate quarters

CIT I Camp
For girls entering grades 10–11
$300/girl (two week session)

Are you ready to start your Counselor-in-Training (CIT) journey? Discover your leadership skills and talents while you learn about enriching the lives of children in the camp setting. You’ll get a look into what the job of a camp counselor is all about, explore the steps in developing and delivering programs at camp, and see how summer camp operates. Gain practical experience and learn how to work with younger campers and facilitate activities that provide fun with a purpose. This two-week overnight camp session is the first step towards to earning your CIT I Award and becoming a camp counselor at our summer camp programs. CIT I’s will stay overnight the one weekend during their 2-week session for additional trainings.

CITs attending Camp Wildwood will stay in open air cabins and their counselor will stay in close but separate quarters.

 

CIT II Camp
For girls entering grades 11–12
$100/girl (one week session)

Advance your leadership style and discover the rewards of being a camp counselor. Time will be split between camp program planning, camper interaction, problem solving, strengthening interpersonal skills, and having fun by participating in activities! Successful completion of CIT I Camp and CIT I Award are prerequisites for the CIT II program. Girls are able to register for up to three weeks of CIT II Camp. This camp session is the first step towards earning your CIT II Award and the next step in becoming a camp counselor. Girls may register for multiple and/or consecutive weeks, but must return home over the weekend.

CITs attending Camp Wildwood will stay in open air cabins and their counselor will stay in close but separate quarters.

 

Camp Ambassador
For girls entering grade 12
Free, current membership and application required

Camp Ambassadors focus on a specific program area of interest, have an active role in the units, and learn how camp is run. Successful completion of CIT I and CIT II Camp and earning both the CIT I and CIT II Awards are prerequisites for the Camp Ambassador program. Admission to this three-week overnight camp session is based on applying and interviewing with our camp directors. Camp Ambassadors must return home over the weekends. To be considered for this program, please complete this application. Interviews will be conducted on a semi-rolling basis. 

CITs attending Camp Wildwood will stay in open air cabins and their counselor will stay in close but separate quarters.

 


If you have questions regarding the Teen Leadership Program, contact us.

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If you have any registration difficulties, please email customerconnections@gswcf.org or call 813-281-4475.