WOODSON YMCA CAMP STURTEVANT

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING  Ages 14-17

Develop Leadership Skills

Counselors In Training is kicking off it’s second summer! Our expanded program includes weekly themes and activities that promote strong leadership skills and character development. 
  • CITs will provide important support to programs that provide a camp experience to nearly 250 campers a day.
  • CITs will assist in a variety of duties that include but are not limited to: leading and participating in group games and activities, cleaning and organizing camp.
  • CITs start the second week of Camp on June 13th.
  • To become a CIT, you must complete an application and be accepted into the program.

2 Character References need to be completed prior to submitting the online application form. 
They can be printed from the link below or the front desk can print them for pick up.

Character Reference >

CIT Application Link >

CIT Full-Time Fee / 5 days

Member: $100
Non-Member: $130

CIT Part-Time Fee / 3 days

Member: $65
Non-Member: 95

Counselors in Training Weekly Themes

Week 1: June 6 - June 10
No Camp for Counselors in Training the first week of camp.

Intro to Counselors in Training

Week 2: June 13 - June 17
Required session. CITs will learn about expectations, role modeling, lend a hand, and goal setting all within the inner workings of camp.

Values

Week 3: June 20 - June 24
Learn about the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and how they fit into our lives in and out of camp.

Volunteerism

Week 4: June 27 - July 1
Learn about the importance of volunteering in one’s community, volunteer opportunities, and what to expect when volunteering.

Communication

Week 5: July 4 - July 8
Focus on effective methods of communication, collaborating as a team, and why good communication is important.

Influencing & Developing Others

Week 6: July 11- July 15
Learn about listening and communicating with others as leaders. CITs will use these skills in a variety of ways throughout summer and beyond.

Inclusion

Week 7: July 18 - July 22
Learn about working with others from many different backgrounds, preventing exclusion as a form of bullying, and the importance of including everyone. 

Community & Relationships 

Week 8: July 25 - July 29
Focus on building quality relationships while at camp with peers, campers, and staff. Strong relationships equal a vibrant camp community.

Project Management

Week 9: August 1 - August 5
Setting goals and implementing a plan of how to achieve them. Learn organization strategies to help positively affect the people we work with.

Coaching & Mentor-ship

Week 10: August 8 - August 12
Focus on coaching and mentoring others to the best of their ability. Find what motivates others to succeed and what type of strategies can be used to mentor others.

Personal Growth & Development

Week 11: August 15 - August 19
Focus on what it means to self-develop, how growth applies to us, and the effect that seeking growth has on each of us as individuals.

Team Building

Week 12: August 22 - August 26
Team building is best learned when experienced hands-on. The activities will teach you how to process and apply team building to “real world” situations.