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Counselor In Training Program

Summer camp is one of the best places to learn and grow, developing leadership and youth mentoring skills along the way. The Impeesa CIT program is the perfect continuation of our campers journey at camp, through the values of the Canadian Path, this is the transition point from camper to camp staff. All of our programs utilize experiential learning sessions to allow for a variety of learning opportunities for our CIT campers. This program is for registered scouting member youth only.

Session 1: June 30 - July 12
Closed for applications

Session 2: July 21 - August 2
Application deadline is July 12

Camp Impeesa CIT Application

CIT Application


Program Highlights

  • Spend time at camp with like - minded youth
  • Share new experiences with fellow participants
  • Gain new skill and experience in leading activities you may not have tried before
  • A variety of experiential learning mixed with direct integration into the camp program
  • Check off new Outdoor Adventure Skills to personal scouting record
  • Work directly with summer campers along side camp staff
  • Opportunity to pick and choose specialty program areas to learn and lead at camp
  • Participate in weekly campwide free play time, waterfront time, program activity time
  • Add value in working towards scouting awards and service

Dates, Cost & Itinerary

Two-Week Program

Session 1: June 30 - July 12, 2019


Session 2: July 21 - August 2, 2019

Price: $100.00 per participant, per session

Optional Bus Transportation available, paid separately

Our session is 12 days, 11 nights which includes all supervision, training, activity choices, all meals, accomodations.

Who is eligible to register for this program? Only currently registered scouting member youth can apply for this program.

  • Week 1
  • 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.

  • Weekend
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Days until Camp: -136

    What's included in this Program?

    While at camp our staff team will make sure you have everything you need as a participant through support and positive role modeling. You will eat all of your meals in our camp dining hall with your fellow CITs and other campers. An evening snack will be provided daily. Accomodation during this program can vary based on what options we have available during your sessions. This could include staying in our summer camp prospector wall tents or regular camping tents. We encourage participants to bring along their own tent or hammock if they prefer.

    If selected, a registration package containing all of the information you will need to get ready for the camp. We include information on transportation to camp, details on what personal gear you should and should not bring, a note on risk, a list of gear, forms regarding medical and dietary needs.

    Download our CIT Flyer

    Impeesa CIT Program 2019.pdf

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Any youth ages 15 years old to 17 years old. Being a scouting member is mandatory and we encourage all of our participants to continue in the scouting program in the coming year. Those who wish to apply who are not current scouting members please contact our camp manager to discuss options.

    To apply please download our application form located at the top of this page

    We will have a maximum of 10 spots each session available this summer to ensure that all of our participants have equal opportunity for focused learning and experiences.

    Our CIT participants are considered campers and will be expected to come with a positive and mature attitude. They will be under the supervision of our camp resource staff team and will follow Scouts Canada and Camp Impeesa code of conduct.

    This is a great way to start working on your job application skills and to practice for future prospects. The application is the perfect way for us to start to get to know our participants and really get a good idea that they will be committed to the program.

    The CIT program camper fee is a great price at $100 for 2019. We want to keep the cost low for families and still be able to cover some of the cost associated with campers at camp.

    We would love to see any of our CIT participants return to camp during any of our summer camp sessions once they have completed their own session. We are looking for those CIT's who have a skilled interest in any of the following areas of camp:

    Camp Photography

    High Adventure programming

    Activity Lead

    Waterfront or LIfeguard Skills

    Maintenance or Work Projects

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