The Camper in Leadership Training Program (CILT) is the 1st step in our Leadership Training programs. This is for campers currently in 10th grade who have an interest in developing skills for working in a camp or other youth service organization. If you are interested in applying for the CILT program, read the following program details and complete a camper application.
The Counselor in Training program (CIT ) is the 2nd step in our Leadership Training programs. This is for campers who have been part of our CILT program ( or equivalent experience ), entering 11th or 12th grade. The purpose of this program is to allow interested young people the opportunity to be trained and actively participate in the activities, traditions, and operation of CIC. If you are interested in applying for the CIT program, read the following program details.
To be considered for the CILT program, each applicant must complete a camper enrollment form with $350 deposit. Enroll online at the link on the right column of this page. Applicants will then receive a CILT questionnaire and return it along with two letters of recommendation.
CILTs spend two weeks in an intense leadership training program. The expectations and privileges of CILTs are unique to camp. First and most importantly, CILTs are seen by other campers and staff as leaders. CILTs are regarded as role models to other campers. Each CILT is expected to behave in a camp appropriate manner without significant staff direction and supervision. The CILT program is very demanding physically and mentally. CILTs should be prepared for this adventure, so they can tackle the challenge personally and as part of the group. CILTs no longer participate in as many camp programs or other events as they did as campers. The CILT program is the first step towards potentially becoming a CIT or staff member at CIC.
Important note for Parents of CILTs: CILTs will not be at camp on Parents Day!
Applicants must complete a Counselor in Training application. Although the program is open to all, priority is given to former CILTS. However being a camper, CILT or CIT does not guarantee acceptance. Selected CITS will be placed into a session, based on availability. Please note which sessions you are not available and why on your application. Once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with more information.
This is the precursor to applying to be a general staff member, we ask that applicants, not parents, handle all aspects of the application/interview process.
Upon being offered a position as a CIT, we ask that parents/guardians complete the following forms:
CITs spend two weeks in an intense leadership training program. First and most importantly, CITs are the oldest campers at camp and seen as role models and leaders, along with the staff. They are assigned a younger cabin to live in, with 2 staff members. CITS receive daily training sessions, as well on hands on training. Each CIT is expected to behave in a camp appropriate manner without significant staff direction and supervision. The CIT program is very demanding physically and mentally, as they have more responsbilities than a CILT, but not the same as a Staff Member. The CIT program is the first step towards potentially becoming a staff member at CIC.
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Currently, all positions for the summer of 2018 have been filled. If you have any questions, please send an email to JaeZee@catalinaislandcamps.com