Summer@Clark is excited to have a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program as part of our Summer Programs 2017 lineup.Costs vary based on experience. Attendance to the Training Orientation will be required. Why become a Counselor-In-Training?CIT’s are an integral part of any camp or summer programExcellent way for older participants to be part of the summer funReceive in-depth trainingGain valuable life skillsGrow leadership skills in a safe, mentored environment
We have created a unique three-year CIT program: with each successful year of participation you come one step closer to becoming a paid staff member.
Junior CIT (Year 1)Must have graduated 8th Grade before the start of chosen sessions.Must have experience with any summer camp/program environment.Be willing to engage with all participants in the program experience & assist with camp staff who lead activities.Foster a sense of team spirit and fun.Good role models to other participants.Will be carefully guided and mentored by Summer@Clark Program staff.We will carefully review all applications, but preference will be given to Summer@Clark alumni, and Clark School 8th Grade graduates.
Senior CIT (Year 2)Must have successfully completed at least two consecutive weeks as a Junior CIT at Summer@Clark.Must have shown strong leadership potential as a Junior CIT, and be able to demonstrate these skills throughout chosen sessions.Will be expected to plan and execute at least four small group activities and two all-group activities per session.Be prepared to assist staff on field trips.Will be given constant feedback, to ensure growth in skills and abilities.
Junior Counselor (Year 3)Must have successfully completed at least two consecutive weeks as a Senior CIT at Summer@Clark.Must be 16 years old at the start of your session of work.Will receive appropriate compensation for hours worked.Will be expected to plan as many small and large group, activities as required by the Program Director. If interested in this exciting program, please complete the application form and return it to us at least one month prior to the start of your chosen program sessions (outlined below):June 19 - 23, 2017: Week 1June 26 - 30, 2017: Week 2No programs offered the week of July 3rd.July 10 - 14, 2017: Week3July 17 - 21, 2017: Week 4July 24 - 28, 2017: Week 5July 31 - Aug 4, 2017: Week 6 Provide the Reference Forms to the people of your choice.Work-related references are good, as are teachers, coaches or previous Camp/Program Directors. One relative, household member or close personal reference must be included. Your references must mail their form directly to the Clark School Director of Summer Programs as soon as possible. The back of the envelope must be signed with their signature. Once we receive your application and all three reference forms we will contact you. Space in all of these positions is limited, and applications received by the deadline will be given priority. You will be notified of our decision as quickly as possible. We expect all CIT applicants to complete this application process on their own. We request that as the applicant you, rather than your parents/guardians, contact us on your own.I look forward to hearing from you soon! MikeDirector Summer@Clark