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Counselors-in-Training (CITs)

KEY FUNCTION: CITs help adult staff during Kids week and Day Camp / Hobé Juniors. They plan and decorate for camp party during the Kids week session.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum age of 16 years
Ability to relate to one’s peer group
Ability to provide guidance, verbal instruction, and supervision to others in a caring, supportive manner
Ability to assist in teaching program activities in a caring, supportive manner
Self-motivated, good character, adaptability, enthusiasm, and sense of humor, patience and self-control
Open and honest in relationships; willing to learn from experience
Willingness to participate in camp activities
Flexible and able to respond positively to changes in duties or schedule
Current CPR and FIRST AID preferred

Identify and meet the needs of the campers
Work together with other CITs and staff to carry out camp programs as planned or revised
Encourage an atmosphere of respect, acceptance, & enthusiasm
Follow and enforce all camp policies, rules, and regulations

Attend pre-camp training, in-camp training, and daily CIT meetings
Provide opportunities for each camper to be successful at some experience
Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving
Be on time for flag ceremony, announcements, meals, activities, and campfire
Assist with camper check-in and check-out as assigned
Plan, organize, and carry out activities for the campers (at least 2 activities during the Kids Week session, and at least 1 activity during Day Camp / Hobé Juniors)
Assist with meal setup and cleanup as assigned
Other duties as needed or desired
Cabin / Group CITs (in addition to the above)
Know where campers are at all times
Help with guiding campers in participating in all activities and participate in all activities with them
Help campers develop sense of unity, plan skits and cheers
Help counselor ensure that at least one staff member is with campers at all times
Help counselor monitor general health and well-being of campers
Activity / Floater CITs (in addition to the above)
Assist with and participate in assigned activity, under the direction of the Activity Leader
Assist with activity preparation, under the direction of the Program Director or Activity Leader
Provide breaks to others as assigned

Protect confidentiality of campers and staff
Physically able to participate in all camp activities
Able to understand and follow instructions given by Directors and Activity Leaders
Able to communicate with and instruct others, both verbally and nonverbally
Able to observe and assess camper behavior, & enforce appropriate regulations
Able to identify & respond to hazards; able to assist in emergency situations
Form a team with other camp staff that is dedicated to providing the best camp experience for all campers

POSITION TYPE: Volunteer, duties primarily occur onsite during the camp sessions

RESPONSIBLE TO: Camp Director, Assistant Director, Program Director, Activity Leaders, Counselor, Counselor-in-Training Director