CIT Program

Now a 2 Year Program!

The Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is a program designed to transition campers into a leadership role in the Camp Phoenix community. CITs earn volunteer hours as they gain valuable work skills while assisting counselors in daily programs, planning special events, and preparing for camp activities. Under the supervision of the CIT manager, CITs will learn Camp Phoenix programs and protocols, preparing them for the work force and the potential to become future counselors. 

 

To be part of the CIT program, applicants must be entering 9th grade

CITs must also go through each year's role (Hawks and Eagles) in consecutive order to be considered a graduate of the program.

 

Yearly Roles / Status:

HAWKS2nd Year

Hawks (1st year):  As first year CITs, the Hawks will work closely with the CIT director and trainers to learn the expectations and protocols of the CIT program.  They will explore all activity options and participate in skits and transition games as they become immersed in the culture of camp as a whole.

 

Year 1: CITs must meet the following criteria before moving on to Year 2:

  • Communication - answering emails, informing CIT director of availability

  • Following Directions/Assignments - goes to assigned activities, help gather supplies, stays with assigned flocks during nest and lunch times 

  • Interacting with Campers - playing games, enforcing rules, sitting with them at the nest, age appropriate conversations

  • Interaction with CITs, Counselors, and Admin - respectful behavior

  • Respect of Camp Property - using material properly, returning them to the right places

  • Attitude - comes to camp with a positive attitude, ready to play and work effectively 

EAGLES

2nd Year

Eagles (2nd year):  Second year CITs will be given greater responsibility and will be asked to choose a specific “pathway” program that they will be working directly in throughout the summer.  The three pathways that CITs will choose from are the Counselor Pathway, Special Events/Creative Pathway, and the Maintenance Pathway.

 

Year 2: CITs must meet the following criteria before

moving on to be considered for hire:

  • Communication - answering emails, informing CIT director of availability, speaking to assigned counselors about activities

  • Shadowing - Stay with assigned counselors, asking questions, counting attendance during transitions. CITS will be running activities starting halfway through the summer. 

  • Interacting with Campers - explaining directions, enforcing rules, age appropriate conversations, playing games, running transitions games

  • Interaction with CITs, Counselors, and Admin - respectful behavior

  • Respect of Camp Property - using material properly, returning them to the right places, showing other CITs where things go

  • Attitude - comes to camp with a positive attitude, ready to play and work effectively 

Eagle Flying

**UPDATED** Program Fees

 

Registration Fee- $50 (includes 5 CIT shirts)

 

Weekly Rate: $80 (1st year)

                          $50 (2nd year)