COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM with Ann Arbor Y Summer Day Camps (for students entering grades 10, 11 or 12)  Learn coaching, facilitation, job skill development, and  how to effectively lead others.  CITs are expected to have a sincere desire to work with children, give back to their community and build a strong work ethic.  A commitment to positive youth development and learning what it takes to be an effective camp counselor must be made apparent in the application/interview process. The CIT program is offered at Camp Birkett, downtown Ann Arbor Y, and Ypsilanti Day Camps.  Applicants MUST be able to attend week 1 and week 2 to complete the program. Participants can log volunteer hours.

Training:
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.