Counselor in Training Program

Three Full Weeks | Recommended Age 15 & 16
Session 1(June 30th- July 21st)
Session 2 (July 21st- August 11th)
 

What is it?
Have a Scout in your unit with an interest in the dynamics of camp life as a staff member? Then the Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is the perfect fit for them. Scouts who apply for this program will spend three weeks working alongside our staff learning and experiencing the perks of being a Hinds Staffer, building leadership and communication skills and getting an early start in some work experience.
Benefits of this Program? 
There are an infinite number of benefits that come from the CIT program. 
  • During the 1st week CITís will engage in the traditional program at Hinds taking merit badges, building relationships with other CITís in the group, and participating in summer camp highlights like swimming, boating, shooting and crafts just like a Scout visiting for a normal week. 
  • Week 2 finds our CITs taking limited merit badges while doing observations and some limited assisting in many different areas throughout camp.  It is our goal to introduce our CITs to all the programs at camp, including COPE.  
  • Week 3 From Sunday through Wednesday, they will experience life as a camp staff Ė assisting in some merit badge instruction, helping with troop afternoon activities and evening activities at camp, including our campfires. 
  • Thursday during week 3 will be a day off.  Upon return they will prepare for and then instruct in a program area for the Fun Pack Weekend program.  CIT will be dismissed Sunday around 1:00pm
Cost:Early Bird: $395.00 when paid in full by April 26, 2019
Regular Fee: $440.00

This includes a 2019 t-shirt, food and living arrangements. CITís will be required to follow the same staff uniform policies,  meaning in addition to their Class A shirt they will need to have a weekís worth of Staff Class B uniform which includes any Scouting shirt, Scout shorts, centennial green crew socks, and a belt. A complete supply list will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

Sign Up? 
The CIT program uses an application process, where Scouts interested in participating should download, fill out, and send in the application from www.camphinds.org/staff.  Applications should be sent in by April 26th. Late applications will be accepted but will only be considered as space is available. Interview will be held in the month of May. If accepted into the program there will be a CIT & Parent meeting on Sunday, June. 16th at 2:00pm

Fourteen year olds may apply, but preference will be given to 15 and 16 year olds.
 

We are offering two sessions of the program. Session 1 spans from week 1 (June 30th) thru week 3 (July 21st). Session 2 runs from week 4 (July 21st) thru week 6 (August 11th). CITs will be dismissed from week 1, 2, 4 and 5 of camp at around 9 p.m. on Friday, have Saturday off, and will need to be back to camp on Sunday at 11:29 a.m. 
Thursday during week 3 and 6 will be a day off.  Upon return they will prepare for and then instruct in a program area for the Fun Pack Weekend program.  CIT will be dismissed Sunday around 1:00pm
Download PDF of
Staff & CIT Application



Last Update: January 24, 2019