The goal of the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is to prepare young teenagers (ages 13-16) for the leadership and responsibility associated with being a counselor. Throughout the summer, CITs will be assigned to specific SYAP groups and will have the opportunity to interact daily with counselors, instructors and children. CIT's will participate in various roles including operations, programming, and teambuilding. Being a CIT is unique experience where teenagers learn valuable skills in a dynamic and fun environment.
CITs participate in 2 SYAP sessions (1&2 or 3&4) with an introductory training and regular teambuilding and facilitation sessions through the 4 week period. Participants may apply to join all 8 weeks but full attendance is required. Most participants complete one 4-week block to accommodate other summer programming or family travel plans.