Leadership Counsellor-in-Training (CIT)

Age 15

Must be age 15 by the end of the year.

Ready to expand your leadership skills? This CIT program is an intensive, 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, generous with feedback and mentorship. CITs will receive one week of programming, workshops, and training before starting 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. They will shadow a working Counsellor and begin their program planning and interaction with campers as a leader! CITs will work with a variety of 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: Applications are accepted through the CampBrain registration portal. Space in this program is limited, and only successful candidates will be asked to join us. Applications are due by May 15, 2023. Once you have chosen the session, CIT applicants will be asked to complete an application form to aid in the selection of appropriate participants. Applications after May 15 will be considered subject to availability. Successful applicants will be informed no later than June 1, 2023.

Upon completion of the 4-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. 

  • July 4–28 Sessions 1–2 . Free
  • July 31 – August 25 Sessions 3–4 . Free
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