Overview

The Counselor-in-Training Program at Camp Friendship is designed to offer qualified young people an opportunity to prepare for positions as camp counselors or recreation leaders. Emphasis is placed upon developing leadership skills, sensitivity to children and program skills.

Participation in the CIT program is by selection. Those interested in the program must complete an application process, which includes an application, references, and an interview.

To be a Counselor-in-Training: Applicants must be at least 15 years old (17 years old for International CIT applicants) at the time of participation. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the camping/youth development field, and in working with younger campers, and be willing to commit the required energy, enthusiasm, and cooperation in all aspects of the training and hands-on portions of the program. A positive and cooperative attitude and pleasant disposition are critical personal attributes for the position.

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