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Activity CITs

Our CIT program is at minimum two summers in length. Activity CITs are either graduated senior campers or returning CITs from the previous year. All graduating seniors who wish to come back as CITs must apply to be Activity CITs. It is a competitive process, as we only have a limited number of spaces available.
    Activity CITs:
  • Understand that the experience of being a counselor-in-training is very different from that of being a camper. It entails responsibility, enthusiasm for working with other campers, and an eagerness to learn from camp counselors.
  • Attend a three-day training period prior to younger campers arrival, which will orient CITs to what it means to be a counselor
  • Eat meals and participate in all-camp activities along with younger campers and counselors
  • Live in a bunk with other Activity CITs
  • Learn to lead activities (in the activity area(s) of their choice) for younger campers by observing and assisting counselors in group activities
  • Help to plan evening activities for the camp
  • Attend a daily group meeting facilitated by the CIT coordinator to discuss triumphs, challenges, and questions about learning to lead younger campers, and to receive feedback from seasoned counselors
  • Give and receive evaluations of their work along with the CIT coordinator throughout the week
 

Bunk CITs

Our CIT program is at minimum two summers in length. Bunk CITs are second or third-year CITs. In order to apply to be a Bunk CIT, one must have completed Activity CIT summer and have specific permission from the camp. It is a competitive process, as we only have a certain number of spaces available.
    Bunk CITs:
  • Understand that the experience of being a counselor-in-training is very different from that of being a camper. It entails responsibility, enthusiasm for working with other campers, and an eagerness to learn from camp counselors.
  • Attend a three-day training period prior to younger campers arrival, which will orient CITs to what it means to be a counselor
  • Eat meals and participate in all-camp activities along with younger campers and counselors
  • Live in a bunk of younger campers as a third "counselor"
  • Learn to be a bunk counselor by observing and assisting the other counselors in their bunk
  • Learn to lead activities (in the activity area(s) of their choice) for younger campers by observing and assisting counselors in group activities, and to receive feedback from seasoned counselors
  • Attend a daily group meeting facilitated by the CIT coordinator to discuss triumphs, challenges, and questions about learning to be a counselor, both in the bunk and in activities
  • Give and receive evaluations of their work along with the CIT coordinator throughout the week
  • Discuss potential of becoming a counselor in the future

Dates and Rates

Dates in 2019: (note: applications will be ready November 1, 2018)

For 2018 "graduating seniors" only (age 16): July 19 - 27, 2019 For 2018 returning CITs: 2019 session dates vary by individual. Please look for an email for your specific dates, or click "contact us" to ask. Please note that the CIT program is only available for those who have attended one of Aranu'tiq's camps before. Cost is $725 per CIT, with financial aid available for those who qualify – please see our application.

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