CIT: Counsellors In Training

Registration is CLOSED

Who can attend: Members aged 15 - 20 

Dates: Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2019

 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Jan 31 - Apr 15

Early Bird Registration Cost: $275

 

Registration Deadline: Apr 16 - extended to May 15

Regular Registration Cost: $355

 

Location: Alberta 4-H Centre, AB

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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.

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, 2019 to counsel at one of our summer camps.
  • Counsellors must be 15 as of July 1, 2019 to counsel at one of our summer camps.

Counsellors In Training (CIT): Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2019

Location: 4-H Alberta Centre

Drop-off times: 11:30am-12:00pm

Pick-up times:12:00pm-1:00pm  

 

WHAT TO BRING

- Closed toe shoes (DO NOT FORGET)
- Bedding (sleeping bag, comforter, pillow, etc)
- Towels (shower and beach)
- Shampoo, soap, and toiletries
- Sunscreen and bug spray 
- Water bottle
- Flashlight
- Shorts
- Shirts
- Long pants
- Sweatshirt or jacket
- Socks and underwear
- Banquet clothes (semi-formal)
- Rain gear
- 4-H appropriate bathing suit 
- Sandals/flip flops
- Any required prescription medications  

WHAT NOT TO BRING

-  Electronic equipment 
-  Jewelry
-   Money
-   Candy or food
-   Expensive clothing or accessories  

DIRECTIONS TO DEPARTURE ZONE

The 4-H Alberta Centre is located on Range Road 21, off of Highway 13.

From Edmonton

Head South on AB-2 for approximately 57KM. Take exit 482B – merge onto AB 13 W toward Ma-Me-O-Beach/Winfield: Continue on AB-13 for approximately 37KM; Your destination will be on the right (Range Road 21)

From Calgary

Head North on AB-2 for approximately 225KM; take exit 482B onto Ab-13 W for approximately 37KM. Your destination will be on the right.

NO VISITORS ALLOWED

Only applicants who have been selected to compete will be allowed on the camp facility once the program begins - ABSOLUTELY NO PARENTS/GUARDIANS