The CIT program serves Ann Arbor YMCA summer programs that include Ann Arbor YMCA Downtown, Greenhills School, Camp Birkett and Ypsilanti program sites. This program is free of charge. An application process is required for interested participants. Applicants MUST be able to attend all session dates to complete the program. The application for the CIT program is here, the reference form (required) is here.
Schedule: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Ann Arbor YMCA
• CIT Session A: June 22 – 26 & June 29 – July 3
• CIT Session B: July 27 – 31 & August 3 – 7
Participating teens are eligible to receive community service hours for active participation and full completion of program. Participants must be able to attend the program in its entirety for certification and completion requirements.
The objective of the CIT program is to equip participants with the resources necessary to be positive youth developers and to prepare for a future working in or out of the camp setting. This is done through hands-on experiences, guidance from staff members and, of course, on-site workshops. The first will consist of professional development training workshops, completion of CPR and First Aid certification, observation of a variety of camp programs, and daily group reflections. Participants will receive a Site Assignment for week 2 and are expected to carry out assigned camp program needs under the direction of a designated counterpart. Once week 1 and 2 are successfully completed, CITs may be invited to continue their service for remainder summer program sessions with the approval of Camp Director and Teen and Volunteer Director.