What is the CIT program?
The Camp Shaver CIT program is for young adults, 16 years of age, who want to volunteer their time at camp, give back to the community, and further develop their leadership skills. Participating in the CIT program is the best way to be considered for a Junior Counselor position upon turning 17. For those who have been through the Leader-In-Training (LIT) program, the CIT program is a continuation of the skills learned the summer before. You do NOT need to have been an LIT or a camper before volunteering as a CIT.
CIT’s are assigned two cabins based on their preferred age group. Each week, CIT’s will meet with their counselors to discuss what they are most interested in learning about. They will then spend the week assisting counselors in managing the cabin, learning how to teach classes, lead activities, and participate in workshops with the other CIT’s.
Why be a CIT?
- To gain experience for future jobs and college resumes.
- To gain valuable volunteer hours that look great on applications.
- To make new friends and become part of the Camp Shaver family.
- To learn what it means to be a leader and a follower.
- To spend their day working hard and playing hard.
- To change a life this summer!
How to become a CIT…
Being a CIT at Camp Shaver is hard work! You will make lots of great friends and learn a lot but you will be constantly challenged and have very little off time. If that sounds good to you and you will be 16 by summer 2014, then you should apply to be a CIT!
Click the blue link on the right hand side of this page to download a PDF version of the CIT application. Fill it out and return it by March 1st if you are a returning camper or April 1st if you are new to camp.