The CIT program is for girls ages 16 and 17 wishing to develop leadership, public speaking, teaching, and camp counseling skills.
But WAIT! Do you really understand just exactly what it means to be a CIT?
- Did you know that the number one comment of CITs is always, “I can’t believe how busy I am?”
- CITs are assigned to activities to learn how to teach. CITs have lectures and classes on how to write lesson plans and risk management programs for activities. CITs will study age group characteristics and how they apply to age appropriate planning.
- CITs will share leadership assignments such as planning chapel, special events, the triathlon, and cabin activities.
- One of the most challenging roles is that of providing leadership to the other CITs, when your turn to comes to be the head of a particular project.
- Additionally, you’ll learn and practice public speaking. Having to get up in front of 250 people and speak enthusiastically about your program for Optional Rec is just one of the opportunities CITs routinely enjoy.
- All this is in addition to practical skills such as fire-building, knots, boating safety, games leadership, aquatic training, and general group leadership.
- The CIT experience is not all work and no play. CITs enjoy both high and low elements on the Ropes Course, nights out in town every two weeks, and a period off each day.
- Special optional opportunities for CITs include being assigned to a position as “Cabin CIT”, being selected to participate in the certification program for lifesaving, and instruction in a CPR and/or First Aid program. Participation in these programs is based on the recommendation of the CIT Director and not a part of the regular program.