On the first day you will arrive at camp, settle into your shared accomodation, swim test in the lake, as a group set expectations, goals and review the plan for your week. You will decide with your fellow CIT's how you want your 1st week to be. For the rest of the week you will participate in a number of leadership and skill building sessions, you will practice and peer lead the camp activity areas of your choice and you will participate in various campwide events and programs. By the end of the week you will have completed a plan to implement with your campers in the next week. This 1st week will prepare you for your 2nd week in your mentorship role.
At the end of week 1 you will head back home for the weekend to get some rest and let all that you have learned soak in. Heading back on the bus allows you to help supervise our summer campers as they head home after a week at camp. Your weekend at home is the perfect time to catch up on sleep to be ready for week 2.
You will return to camp fresh and ready to share your experiences with our session campers. You will meet with the camp counselors you have been assigned to and set goals and expectations for the week. You will review your plan with your counselors and receive feedback throughout to make it happen. You will spend the majority of your time with your campers and counselors but will also get together with your fellow CIT team to share and review. During this week, as a CIT team, you will execute one at least one evening campfire, plan and facilitate campwide activities, and take part in morning wake up and evening bedtime routines. In celebration of your two week achievements we will recognize the greatness of each participant and look ahead to what comes next.