Camp Ho Mita Koda offers a Counselor in Training (CIT) program available campers ages 16 to 17 years old and entering their junior or senior year of high school. The program emphasizes leadership skills, creativity, team building and most importantly fun! By acting as role models for younger campers and assisting in leading aspects of the camp program, it is our goal that our CIT’s walk away having learned new leadership skills, having formed lasting memories with our youngest campers.
The CIT’s take part in a special training program, similar to our own counselor’s training, to help them better understand the importance of a counselor’s responsibilities. Alongside the training aspect of the program, CIT’s will improve their leadership and creativity, being tasked with the planning and executing of their very own activity to teach at
It’s not all work
A familiar CIT stereotype is one of a “gopher” mentality or doing the little things and tasks no one else likes to do. The Camp Ho Mita Koda CIT experience is much different.
We like to think that CITs are potential counselors looking for an opportunity to learn and develop into our future leaders. We recognize CITs have leadership
CITs learn about, amongst other things:
- How camp is run on a daily basis
- How camp is run in terms of special events (trip day, all-camps, etc.)
- What skill set is needed to work with kids (conflict resolution, management, etc.)
- How to communicate with counselors and activity leaders to improve results of programming
- How the camp’s different personalities mesh together for a common cause
Those are only some of the items you will experience at camp. You will find that the camp will blend teaching and experiential learning to give you the best possible chance to grow as a potential counselor and as a leader in and outside of camp.
Become a CIT
There is a short application that must be completed by the applicant in order to be considered for this program. After you have enrolled your camper for the CIT program, you will receive an email directing you to the CIT application within your Camp Ho Mita Koda account. When choosing CIT candidates, past performance, the application and counselor references will be taken into account.
To sign up your camper for our CIT program, please ENROLL. Once you put in your camper’s information, our system will automatically recognize their eligibility for our CIT program and present that as a program option for the camp session of your choice.
If you would like more information about the Counselor in Training program, please do not hesitate to contact our office.