Counselor In Training (CIT) Program
Do you like the outdoors? Have you ever wanted to be a day camp counselor? The Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT) is a 6 week program for teens ages 13-15. Learn valuable job training and leadership skills by working side-by-side with Counselors of the Backyard Explorers Program. Candidates successfully completing the program get to go on an all-day trip and attend a recognition luncheon to celebrate program graduation. Plus, successful graduates of this program may be eligible in the future to be hired as a Counselor.
In the morning hours CIT's participate in implementing activities such as: nature hikes, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, games and crawdad fishing. In the afternoons CIT's will attend mini trips, be involved with integrated team building activities, as well as, leadership excursions and trainings. Participants must attend two evening training sessions the week of June 9, 2014. Before registering for program, participants must complete a screening process which includes completing an application and an interview, After notification of their admission to the program participants will be required to register, have an updated TB screening and pay program fees.
Deadline for applications is May 23, 2014.
Download CIT application.
Fee includes a T-shirt, CPR/1st Aid Training, and an all-day celebration excursion.
Enrichment Activities and Classes
The Parks and Recreation Department also offers enrichment classes and programming throughout the year. Classes include SAT Test Preparation, Online Drivers Education, Guitar, Hip Hop Dance, Teen Babysitting, Performing Arts, and various arts classes. During the summer, middle school teens can participate in the popular All That and Then Some Program, and a full day summer day camp.