Counsellors-In-Training - CKW YMCA

Counsellors-In-Training

LIT CIT and Staff progression

2021 Counsellor-In-Training Program

For Candidates who will be 16 years old in 2021 

**Please be advised that all programs and dates are subject to change based on COVID-19 Provincial Guidelines**

2021 CIT Application Process Opens January 11 until January 29

Apply Here

Things to Know about Being a CIT

  • There is no cost to this program, CITs receive volunteer hours for their time
  • It is mandatory that all CITs attend staff training, as CITs are considered part of the staff team
  • CITs get to experience many of the areas that are important to camp and the CIT functions may rotate between: Being a CIT in a cabin, being a waterfront CIT, being a CIT at day camp (Ki-Wa-Y and Belwood only) and being a CIT in the kitchen
  • Once placement has been confirmed, more information about time off, role expectations and other general information will be shared

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in taking the next step towards being a staff member at camp, please fill out the simple expression of interest here:

Ytr.campbrainregistration.com

Select your camp

Select “CIT Expression of Interest” and be sure to submit at the end.

 

Covid-19 Program Modifications

Traditionally our YMCA overnight leadership training is a two-year program (LITs followed by CITs). At this point, due to Covid-19, the opportunity to participate in our month-long L.I.T program was sadly taken away in 2020. However, we are happy to invite you to join our second year hands-on, practical, learning experience gained at camp as a Counsellor-in-training (C.I.T).

Due to the limited number of spaces at each camp, we likely will not be able to offer everyone a placement for the entire summer. Once we have received everyone’s Expression of Interest, to indicate that you would like to be a CIT, we will be reaching back out in February to confirm the length of your CIT placement.

Given that 4 weeks of leadership training were missed in the LIT program, we will be spending a bit of time together online in the spring, before camp, to touch base and learn about some important leadership skills that will come in handy as a CIT. This is still being developed, therefore dates and times for this additional training will be shared with all CITs after placements have been confirmed. 

If you have any questions about our CIT program, please contact us at camp@ytr.ymca.ca