Counselors in Training
Counselors in Training (ages 17+ and have completed grade 11 before the start of summer)
Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is an immersive training experience for young people that aims to provide them with the necessary professional and personal skills to serve as successful leaders at Chewonki, in their own communities, and beyond.
This program will teach participants effective communication skills, an awareness of group dynamics and facilitation, and best practices in risk management and youth development. As the program advances, participants will be expected to make use of the skills they have learned by assuming progressively greater levels of responsibility on the trail and in camp.
Counselors In Training will take part in a 3-day Lifeguarding course, a 5-day Wilderness Advanced First Aid course, and plan, prepare and lead their own 10-day wilderness trip. Upon completion of the program, successful CITs will have earned certifications in Lifeguarding and WAFA and will display competence across a broad range of leadership and outdoor skills.