Counsellor-in-Training (CIT), Leadership

Age 15

Sessions 1–2, July 4–29, Free

Sessions 3–4, August 2–26, Free


Ready to expand your leadership skills? This CIT program is an intensive and challenging adventure in leadership, personal development and achievement. With the guidance of our staff, CITs will further refine their leadership skills in a supportive setting with generous feedback and mentorship. CITs will receive one week of programming, workshops and training before embarking on their first placement. This week will focus on learning about supervision, communication, cooperative games, initiative tasks, anti-bullying, camper management and conflict resolution. CITs will continue to personalize their leadership style while promoting team-building and friendships.  CITs will complete three separate week-long placements in various Harbourfront Centre Camps, where they will shadow a working Counsellor and begin their program planning and interaction with campers as a leader! CITs will work with various age groups in a variety of camps. CITs will come together for one full day per week during their placements to reflect on their experiences and engage in programming designed to prepare them to work as Counsellors in the future. CITs will receive weekly evaluations so that they receive ongoing and consistent feedback. 

Please note: Applicants will be asked to fill out an application form to aid in selecting appropriate participants. We thank all applicants for your interest in our CIT program and for taking the time to complete an application, however space is limited. Applications are due by June 24, 2022, please apply here. You will be asked to create a profile and will be taken to the application selection page. You will want to select the application titled “Counsellor-in-Training.” Applications after June 24, 2022, will be considered subject to availability. Successful applicants will be informed no later than June 27, 2022. Once an applicant has been accepted, additional information will be required. 

Upon completion of the four-week program, CITs will receive 85 volunteer hours for their camp placements. CITs who successfully complete the program will receive an interview with Harbourfront Centre Camps the following season, provided they properly apply for the positions available on our website. 

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