Counselor in Training

For: Girls entering Junior or Senior year of high school.

  • A maximum of 12 girls
  • Girls interested in learning teaching methods & gaining certifications in camp activities
  • Girls interested in working with children

Tuition: $6800.

Dates: June 29 – August 16, 2016

The CIT program is by invitation. Eligible girls who were campers at Wyonegonic the previous summer will be contacted in the fall to complete an application and a phone interview.

The objective of the Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is to prepare candidates for counselor responsibilities:

  • To learn teaching methods
  • To sharpen communication skills
  • To enhance leadership skills
  • To prepare and execute the handling of special camp programs
  • To build a strong team
  • To enjoy the resident experience with peers
  • To learn and appreciate individuals for their strengths and differences
  • To plan and execute a project with Assistant Counselors

The program is diversified with focus on aquatic and outdoor activities:

  • Highly structured
  • Individual needs/skills will be taken into consideration
  • Waterfront Lifeguard with CPR Certification
  • Swimming – Water Safety Aid
  • Small Craft Safety – Canoeing & Sailing
  • Leave no Trace Wilderness Ethics
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Canoeing
  • One week canoe trip
  • Ecology & Conservation
  • Orienteering – map and compass
  • Challenge/Ropes/Climbing Wall – 3 days
  • Sailing – one week
  • Wind Surfing/Water Skiing – one week
  • Tennis – one week
  • Riflery/Archery – 3 days
  • Crafts/Pottery – 3 days
  • Day hike
  • Planning and leading: Grove Service; Winona co-ed event; evening programs; special all-camp program
  • Assist counselors daily, one activity period
  • Community Service projects
  • Visit to a local area camp
  • Tuck in Junior campers one night a week

Living Arrangements:

  • CITs live in groups of  3 in platform tents
  • CITs eat meals with the Senior Unit.