CIT / CA / Jr. Counselor Program

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The Counselor In Training (CIT), Counselor Aide (CA) and Jr. Counselor (JC) program is for former Awosting campers 16-18 years of age. CITs, CAs and Jr. Counselors learn valuable skills such as leadership, responsibility, and reliability.

The fundamental objective of this program is to provide opportunities for participation in the operation of the camp and an introduction to leadership techniques and responsibilities. Our program seeks to foster the development of skills in group leadership, game and activity leadership, enthusiasm, communication, positive learning, managing undesired behavior, teaching, teamwork, responsibility, respect, motivation, listening, planning, initiative, creativity, persistence, problem solving and observation.

CITs. CAs and Jr. Counselors practice the skills they are taught and are evaluated daily. Participation in the CIT/CA/Jr. Counselor program does not imply that the participant will become a member of the Awosting staff upon completion. Participation in the program is for the development of leadership skills and abilities.

Acceptance into the program is dependent upon the individual’s performance as a camper in the following areas: leadership potential, enthusiasm for camp life, positive attitude, and maturity.

Interested candidates should contact the office by the end of September.

CIT CA Jr. Counselor
Age 16 by July 1 AND 17 by July 1 AND 18 by July 1 AND
Grade Finished 10th grade Finished 11th grade Finished 12th grade
Tuition $75 registration deposit (non-refundable) plus $3,125 (for a total of $3,200) $75 registration deposit (non-refundable) $75 registration deposit (non-refundable)
Activity Specialize in 2 activities to perfect own skills and teaching technique One major and one minor activity concentration Specialize in one activity
Cabin Assist cabin counselors. Accept temporary assignments to other cabins when needed Same as CIT Same as CA
Other
Responsibilities
1 night patrol per week
1 day patrol per week
2 night patrols per week
1 day patrol per week
2 night patrols per week
1 day patrol per week
Bedtime 12:30am 12:30am 12:30am
Nights Off 1 night off camp per week
1 night with Coordinator per week
2 nights off camp per week
1 night with Coordinator per week
2 nights off camp per week
1 night with Coordinator per week
Days Off 1 day off per month
Visiting day – Camper priveleges
2 days off per month
Visiting day – Staff responsibilities
(Exception: 8-week CA’s may take one Visiting Day off)
3 days off per month
Visiting day – Staff responsibilities