CIT (Counselor-In-Training) Program

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The CIT program is available at the Mansfield location ONLY.

    CITs are a big part of the success of Ed-Venture day camp in Mansfield at SpiralsThe Counselor in Training program is for 7th and 8th graders. These kids are in the transition years between being a camper and becoming an employee.  The CIT program offers kids an introduction to the camp work environment while offering them the opportunity to also be part of camp activities. CITs will learn skills that will carry over into the Junior Counselor position and other future employment. This is the beginning of a training program for future camp counselors.

    Benefits of The CIT Program

    • The CIT program gives highly-motivated 7th and 8th graders on-the-job training in a fun environment.
    • The program is designed for peer bonding and personal development.
    • CITs are given the opportunity to develop leadership skills, and improve their personal goal setting and motivation.
    • The CIT’s day is filled with camp activities, job responsibilities, and plenty of time for hanging out with friends
    All prospective CITs must fill out an application, and complete the training before being accepted into the CIT program. Previous CITs must complete training every season. You will not be able to register for camp prior to completing the training.

    In order to give the CITs the best training experience possible, there is a limit of 14 CITs per week of camp. 

    Being a CIT is a lot of fun, but it comes with its share of duties and responsibilities.

    • Assist the Group Leader in teaching skills/techniques of camp activities.
    • Lead some camp activities that promote social interaction of all campers, sportsmanship, fun and work to achieve camp goals.
    • Actively participate in daily lessons, facilitate and encourage social participation among campers.
    • Treat all campers with the same respect.  Include all campers in activities, modifying games or activities to accommodate everyone.Escort campers to various camp activities.
    • Maintain equipment storage areas.
    • Be responsible for the proper handling of camp equipment.
    • Maintain appropriate staff behavior around campers at all times.
    • Follow the camp staff dress code.
    • Comply with the rules, policies, and procedures of the camp.
    • Serve as positive role model in personal language, appearance, and health habits.
    • Help younger children be at ease at camp and with camp activities.
    • The CIT will report anything amiss directly to the Camp Director.
    Camp changes due to COVID-19 pandemic
    To cope with the increased costs of operating at reduced capacity and with increased staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost of CIT camp will be increased by $12.50 per week ($2.50 per day) in addition to the prices below for all reservations made after Tuesday June 23rd. For summer 2020, camp will be at our Mansfield location only and the final Friday show can only be viewed online.

    Fee Amount
    Registration Fee $20.00 per camper
    Daily Rate $23.00 per day 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    $35.00 per day 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
    (no sibling discount)
    Options 1st Child 2nd child
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm $75.00 $70.00
    7:30 am to 4:00 pm $95.00 $80.00
    9:00 am to 6:30 pm $115.00 $90.00
    7:30 am to 6.30 pm $120.00 $95.00

    Pre-registration for camp closes weekly at 10 am on the Friday prior to the upcoming camp week. Any registrations received after 10 am are subject to the walk-in rate. (An additional 15% will be charged for the weekly option chosen)





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