Sunday, July 8 – Saturday, July 14, 2018

CIT Facilitators: Mary Carter-Vail & Melinda Merkel Iyer

Do you want to give an amazing de Benneville experience to the next generation of campers? Ready for a summer of hard work and serious responsibility, mixed with outrageous fun and friendship? Train to be a cabin counselor with the CIT program!

Delve into a week of intensive learning as you discover the behind-the-scenes side of camp! We’ll explore leadership styles and conflict management, build skills for working with children, practice handling emergency situations, learn how to lead age-appropriate workshops and games, and so much more. In addition to learning how to be top-notch counselors, CITs build connections with each other and become an integral part of the Elementary Camp community. Training takes place in the first half of the day; in the afternoon, CITs will assist cabin counselors and program staff to gain practical experience.

Space is limited to eight (8) selected participants, with the goal that all CITs will complete the program and be recommended to serve as a counselor for future camps—although this is not guaranteed. Given the limited number of spots in the program, and de Benneville’s ongoing need for new counseling staff every year, applicants should be willing to commit to serving the counseling program for several years after successful completion of the program. All applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 18; a formal CIT application will be sent upon receipt of deposit and registration. All applications, including letters of recommendation, must be in by April 6, 2018 to be qualified for consideration. Final acceptance notification will be made by April 15, 2018.

Cost: $ (no discounts available for this program)

For general information, contact Janet James, Executive Director, or call (909) 435-6298.

For information on CIT Program, contact Geoff Anderla, Camping Ministries Director, or call (623) 252-5619.

For information on registration, contact Laura Chamberlin, Registrar, or call (909) 794-1252.

Registration goes live at midnight on March 1, 2018. Save the date!

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