Counselor-in-Training Program

 

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The JCAMP CIT program features counselors assigned to work in groups with 10-15 children in grades K-5th.  They work with one senior counselor and one junior counselor where they will learn how to become a counselor and leader. JCAMP Jr. CITs will be assigned to work in one of our preschool classrooms, 

The first part of the program is an introduction to JCamp and a basic question/ answer session. Also, the CIT’s will join with their counselors in setting up their rooms, learning about the campers, and developing activities to do throughout the summer.   One of the goals of the program is to unify these counselors as a group and to form a community bond between them.

The next part of the program that’s so important teaching them and creating activities to do with campers for their specific age group.  This is the first step in helping the CIT’s gain leadership confidence in their group and it is a fun first leadership session.

We also will focus on having the CITs set goals for themselves as well as their campers.  We will teach them how to organize daily routines for the group and how to engage campers and make them feel a part of camp.

CITs will also be able to gain an understanding of being a counselor through observing their supervisors (the senior counselors) and seeing the importance of watching, counting and always knowing the proper way to supervise children.

The program is designed to help them learn, grow, and to be able to impact a child’s life. 

 

CIT TRACK OPTIONS

*CITs are required to be between the ages of 13-17*

 

TRACK ONE: JCAMP JUNIOR

If you are interested in working 3 days a week (Either Monday-Wednesday-Friday, or Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm) and love working with preschool-aged children, then this track is the one for you!

How to participate/Application Proccess:        

Apply online by clicking here!

Complete our supplemental application, which can be found in PDF form here.  Please complete and email to mhoffman@westsidejcc.org or send in via mail to Molly Hoffman, 5870 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

You will then be contacted for an interview.

Cost:      

$100/week

Includes:  

  • Staff Training (June 11th and 12th) which includes specialization on young child development, leadership skills, programming abilities, working in a professional environment, water safety, first aid, and teamwork.
  • Supervision Meetings with Camp Director once a week
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • A potential of 10.5-94.5 community service hours
  • A chance to work alongside counselors and teachers in an informal summer day camp for children ranging from 2-5 years old.
  • The experience of a lifetime!

One Week, Part-Time (M-W-F or T-W-Th, 9:00am-1:00pm) Sessions Starting*:

  • June 30th
  • July 7th
  • July 14th
  • July 21st
  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th
  • August 18th

*Note: Training is required before starting as a volunteer. You can choose as many weeks as you desire.  Registration is for the complete week/session.

 

TRACK TWO: JCAMP

If you are interested in working 5 days a week (from 9:00am-3:00pm) and love working with school-aged children, then this track is the one for you!!

How to participate/Application Proccess:        

Apply online by clicking here!

Complete our supplemental application, which can be found in PDF form here. Please complete and email to mhoffman@westsidejcc.org or send in via mail to Molly Hoffman, 5870 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

You will then be contacted for an interview.

Cost:        

$200/week

Includes:   

  • Staff Training (June 11th and 12th) which includes specialization on child development, leadership skills, programming abilities, working in a professional environment, water safety, first aid, and teamwork.
  • Supervision Meetings with Camp Director once a week
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • Awesome field trips included
  • A potential of 30-270 community service hours
  • A chance to work alongside counselors in an informal summer day camp for children ranging from 5-10 years old.
  • The experience of a lifetime!

One Week Sessions (5 days a week, 9:00am-3:00pm) Starting:

  • June 16th
  • June 30th
  • July 7th
  • July 14th
  • July 21st
  • July 28th
  • August 4th
  • August 11th

*Note: Training is required before starting as a volunteer. You can choose as many weeks as you desire.  Registration is for the complete week is mandatory (5 days a week, 9:00am-3:00pm)