Are you eager to get a head start learning valuable life and professional
skills? Then the J-Camp CIT program is for you!
The J-Camp CIT program gives you the guidance and tools required to be a strong
counselor and an even greater future leader. As a CIT you will gain valuable
leadership experience and skills through hands-on activities and events. You
will become role models for J-Camp campers as you learn to lead games, arts and
crafts, songs, stories and more. You will learn skills for effective leadership,
group management, child development basics and policies and procedures in
relation to working with youth. You will be able to use your experience as a CIT
to solve problems using critical thinking, communication, teamwork, patience and
CITs will leave the program with a new sense of confidence in themselves and
their ability to tackle challenges head-on. Along the way you will form new
bonds and make lasting friendships, working with J-Camp's diverse community.
Upon successful completion of CIT orientation, teens will be invited to
participate in the Fieldwork program.
Please Note: In order to be eligible to apply for the
Junior Counselor positions in J-Camp, completion of CIT Orientation and 105 or
more hours of Fieldwork is required.
Counselor in Training (CIT) Training
Fieldwork and Orientation
Grades 9–12 | $190 Members/$210 J-Pass Holders & General Public |
Weeks 1–9 | Location: OFJCC
Want to become a camp
counselor? CIT Fieldwork is an opportunity for teens to use their leadership
skills while working with J-Camp staff. They assist staff with games, arts and
crafts, and camp songs in J-Camp. The Counselor in Training program will be both
fun and challenging, while you gain strong leadership skills and still have fun
working with campers.
Our CIT program focuses on the skills necessary that will assist you in becoming
a successful future camp leader. The CITs will be evaluated by staff at the end
of the camp week. Specific camp placements depend on CIT skill sets and camp
availability. Additional waivers may apply depending upon the CIT's camp
placement. As an ACA (American Camp Association) accredited camp, and for the
safety of our campers, CIT Orientation must be completed prior to participating
in continued sessions of Fieldwork.
Please note that all new and returning CITs will be required to attend a J-Camp
orientation on one of the first Mondays of session A, B or C. Orientation
*CITs can receive a letter demonstrating their 35 hours of community service
for each week of Fieldwork that they complete.
- Session A: June 15
- Session B: June 29
- Session C: July 13
Walk Up Drop-Off
8:45 AM–3:30 PM