Counselors in Training, (CITs) are children who are ready to get more than the “camper” experience. CITs are ready to take initiative, work directly with younger campers, learn from staff, and be part of an awesome team! The CIT program prepares children to become a camp counselor – children complete the program with increased self-confidence, a toolbox of leadership skills, and an increased awareness of their impact on the world around them.
CITs are children in 4th and 5th grade who are positive team players, role models, enthusiastic about camp, helpful and friendly. CITs want to learn and practice leadership skills in an outdoor camp environment. CITs are willing to try new things, take on challenges and discover their potential.
Camp Fire Walla Walla hopes to improve their experience by identifying those older students as CITs and providing a program specifically developed for, and by, them.
With the cooperation of every Site Director and the assistance of the Program Coordinator, the program was set up to identify:
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Plan daily with Site Director
Role model appropriate language
Role model appropriate behavior
Develop skills of sportsmanship
Develop skills of organization
Develop skills of decision-making
Help other kids when they are feeling:
Picture posted on CIT bulletin board
CIT badge or wristband
One “opt out” choice per week
Special meetings with CIT advisor
Counselor in Training
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A COUNSELOR IN TRAINING