Parks & Rec - Counselor In Training Program

About the Program
The Counselor in Training Program is available for the Safety Village (Ages 4-6) and Camp KidZone (Grades entering 1-4) Summer Programs. Participants must be 14 - 15 years old or entering 9th or 10th grade.

The Safety Village Program is a half day program and the Camp KidZone is a full day program. Each participant has to commit to a 2 week session. An evaluation will be made after the completion of the CIT’s session. If the CIT has done a good job, and space is available, then the CIT can come back for another session. The cost would still apply.

The CIT Program offers opportunities to interact with children, lead activities and participate in camp programs. CITs must have a sincere desire to work with children, a strong work ethic, lots of energy and creativity and a positive attitude. The objective of the CIT program is to better prepare the participants for future work with children. This is done through hands-on experiences and guidance from staff members.

Participating in the Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program does NOT ensure that you will be hired as a paid counselor when you turn 16.

Program Options
The CIT program is available for the Safety Village and Camp KidZone programs. The Safety Village Program is a half day program for ages 4-6 and Camp KidZone is a full day program for children entering grades 1-4. We only take 4 CIT's a session in both the Safety Village Program and in Camp KidZone.

SAFETY VILLAGE
Time: 8:15a.m. - NOON
Cost: Session 1-3: $50 per session
Session Options:
Session 1: June 27- July 8 (no program Monday, 7/4)
Session 2: July 11 - July 22
Session 3: July 25 - August 5

CAMP KIDZONE
Time: 8:15a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Cost:
Session 1 – 3: $100 per session
Session 4: $50  **1 week session**
Session Options:
Session 1: June 27- July 8 (no program Monday, 7/4)
Session 2: July 11 - July 22
Session 3: July 25 - August 5
Session 4: August 8 - August 12 **1 week session**

Application Process
CIT Applicants must be 14 - 15 years old or entering ninth or tenth grade.
Step One
CIT applications must be returned to the Parks & Recreation Department by May 20, 2016.

Step Two
Interviews will be conducted in early June. A staff member will contact the CIT applicant to set up an interview time.

Step Three
A Mandatory CIT Orientation will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at 3pm. The location will be determined.