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Event Details – July 05, 2020

4-H Alberta - Counsellors In Training (CIT) [ages 15-20]

Deadline: May 01, 2020 11:59 PM  
Start Date: July 05, 2020 11:30 AM End Date: July 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Location: Alberta 4-H Centre, WESTEROSE AB  

Program Description:


The Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) program gives our 4-H senior members, ages 15 to 20, a chance to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a summer camp counsellor.

The CIT program consists of the program participants learning about the upcoming programming for the summer, including an overview of the theme and the activities and challenges that will be held at the various camps. Counsellors learn about our skill sessions and acquire the knowledge on how to instruct and lead these sessions.

In addition, counsellors learn about their roles and responsibilities, effective leadership techniques/skills in communication, group management, conflict resolution, homesickness, and decision-making.

Our counsellors are evaluated by their small group leader (our summer camp directors) on attitude, communication, team building and leadership style.

Successful participants of the CIT program will be placed at one or more camping programs, regionally and/or provincially, and will be responsible for teaching, supervising, and caring for camp participants.

Please Note:

  • CIT is open to any senior member, including those who have attended CIT in the past.
  • Based on their experience at CIT, participants may receive a counselling placement at one of the camps selected during Online Registration.
  • Counsellors must be 15 as of July 1, 2020 to counsel at one of our summer camps.
  • If you have a bunking request, please note that you may only list one fellow camper. Please put your bunk request in the Note section.

Registration Cost

CIT Registration (Dec 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020): $200.00

Provincial Event Registration Policies

  • Online Registration opens at 12:00 am on the first day of registration and is available 24 hours a day until midnight of the registration deadline.
  • Registration is not considered complete until full payment is received.
  • All requests for late registration (after the Regular Registration Deadline) will be accepted at the sole discretion of the program lead and will be subject to an additional fee of $50.00 on top of the Regular Registration cost.
  • An administrative fee of $50.00 will be retained on all cancellations. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the event start date will forfeit the entire registration fee unless a delegate replacement is available or extenuating circumstances are at play. 

Event PDF:    Counsellor In Training web page
On Line Registration OPENS Dec 1
Cost: $200.00 CAD
Region: Provincial
Who can apply: Seniors (15-20 years old)

For more information contact: Katelyn Strang, Phone: 310-0000 then 403-948-8509, Fax: 403-948-2069, Email: