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Counselor In Training (CIT) Program

The Counselor In Training (CIT) program for Empow Camps provides a new challenging opportunity for our oldest campers, while creating potential future employment opportunities as a camp counselor in years to come.

The state of our current workforce demands leaders in both technology & education. The CIT program is designed to develop leadership, mentoring, and collaborative skills, while supplementing those soft skills with technical skills obtained through our STEM camp programs.

CITs must meet the criteria of our qualifications guidelines, as well as an assessment at the end of each week in which our camp director provides constructive criticism to help the CIT grow.

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Counselor In Training Details

CIT Responsibilities

CITs do not count as staff members; they are campers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping less experienced campers with projects
  • Technological set up
  • Helping supervise lunch and outdoor time.
  • Assisting with group games, activities and tech demos
  • Setting up and breaking down program areas

Responsibilities cannot include:

  • Direct supervision of campers
  • Any health or safety duties

CIT Qualifications

A strength of any camp or program is a group of diverse personalities among its staff and the CIT program should be no different. Introverts, extroverts, quiet hard workers and boisterous performers can all fit in great at an Empow Camp.

Empow CITs should fit into all of the following categories:

  • 13-17 years old
  • Have attended Empow Camps for at least one year
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 3 weeks of the summer

Advantages for CITs:

  • Provides a track for those who want to be on staff in coming years
  • A new leadership challenge
  • 15% discount on camp fees
  • Optional free extended day
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