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Activity CITs

Our CIT program is generally two summers in length. Activity CITs are advised to come back for a two-week session if possible. 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 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 session
 

Bunk CITs

Our CIT program is typically two summers in length. Bunk CITs are second-year CITs. In order to apply to be a Bunk CIT, one must have completed Activity CIT summer. 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 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 2020:

For 2019 "graduating seniors" only (age 16; CIT "As"): June 26 - July 11 (preferred) or July 24 - August 1

For 2019 returning CITs (CIT "Bs"): July 24 - August 1

Graduates interested in working in the kitchen, please contact Associate Director Eric Knudsen at eric@harborcamps.org.

Please note that the CIT program is only available for those who have attended one of Aranu'tiq's camps before.

Cost is $750 per week, with financial aid available for those who qualify – please see our application.

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