2023 UU Counselor-in-Training Program

Sunday, July 9, 2023 – Saturday, July 15, 2023

 Counselor Trainers:
 Mary Carter-Vail and Melinda Merkel Iyer

Registration is OPEN!

Registration Form

Do you want to give an amazing 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!

You’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, CIT’s build connections with each other and become an integral part of the UU Elementary Summer Camp community. Training takes place in the first half of the day; in the afternoon, CIT’s will assist camp counselors and program staff to gain practical experience.

Space is limited. Given de Benneville’s ongoing need for counseling staff, applicants should be willing to commit to serve the counseling program for several years after successful completion of the program.  For more information about the program, watch this video!

All applicants must be between 14 and 18 years of age. A formal CIT application will be sent upon registration and receipt of deposit. All applications, including letters of recommendation, must be in by April 30, 2023.

Final acceptance notification will be made by May 15, 2023.   Deposit is returned to those applicants who are not accepted into the program.

Pricing Information

The price for our Counselor-in-Training Program is $549. Pricing includes lodging, all meals, activities, supplies and trained youth and adult counselors. A $75 per person, non-refundable deposit is required to confirm registration. Full balance due one week before the start of camp. No refunds will be allowed after check-in begins on the first day of camp.  Electronic invoices will be sent out periodically, allowing partial or full payment, until payment in full is received.

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