Counselor In Training (CIT) Dates:
June 9-12, 2019
June 30-July 3, 2019
Our CIT program is the next step of leadership training for high school students going into 10th through gradating high school. We are excited to give our CIT students more opportunities to serve and be a part of summer camp! All CITs must attend a CIT training session, June 9-12 OR June 30-July 3. During the CIT training session, students will learn how to be an excellent Biblical summer camp counselor through educational seminars, hands-on activities and challenges, service opportunities, and learning how to use your specific strengths.
If you successfully complete your Counselor-in-Training session, you can then be a Junior Counselor. Junior Counselors will shadow Summer Staff for a week and assist them in their cabins. You will support and assist their counselor with the campers and get hands-on experience in summer camp counseling. To thank our CITs for their hard work and dedication to summer camp, for every full week they junior counsel, they will receive $25 (maximum of 2 full weeks for reimbursement).
You will need to create an account or if you already have an account login. Once you have been accepted you will receive a registration code to sign up for the specific session you would like to attend.
Don't wait to apply as only 28 students will be accepted into the program this year!
All students will need to have completed the LIT program unless you are going into your senior year OR a graduating senior.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can be involved in CIT?
Any high school student entering 10th or 12th grade in the fall AND has completed an LIT session at Camp Rivercrest within the last 2 years, OR a student who is entering their senior year or will graduate high school in the spring.
What is the pricing structure?
CIT’s must register and pay for their training session. For every full week a CIT junior counsels, they will receive a $25 credit on their account (maximum of 2 full weeks for reimbursement).
How do I register?
Because of the responsibility CITs are given, they must first apply to be in the program. Once CITs are approved, they will receive an email with a password to register. We only have room for 28 CITs for the summer, so apply soon to ensure you get this amazing opportunity! To apply, create an account or login in to your account and find the application in the document center.
I have already done CIT, can I come again?
Yes! Our program thrives on veteran students returning to support summer camp and care for campers. You must complete CIT training the same summer you junior counsel.
Am I guaranteed to be a Junior Counselor in a cabin?
Because of the responsibility we ask of our CITs, you must pass the CIT training session in order to junior counsel in a cabin. At the end of your training session, there will be an interview to evaluate your preparedness for junior counseling. If you pass, you can go on to junior counsel!
How do I choose what weeks I want to junior counsel?
Mark it on your application. We will do our best to align your preferences and give you the weeks you want. You can junior counsel in a cabin up to 2 weeks for reimbursement. The weeks you junior counsel will be confirmed upon your successful completion of a training session.
What times do I need to check-in and leave camp?
CIT Training Session 1
Check in - 2:30pm Sunday June 9 at the Welcome Center (the first building on your left as you come into camp)
Pick up - 4:00pm Wednesday June 12
CIT Training Session 2
Check in - 2:30pm Sunday June 30 (Welcome Center)
Pick up - 11:00am Wednesday July 3
Check in - 2:30pm (Dining Hall)
Pick up - 4:00pm