Counselor in Training

The Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) Program is designed to train youths ages 13-15-years-old to assist Summer Camp Staff with implementing camps for campers ages 4-6-years-old and 7-9-years-old. C.I.T. is an educational program that exposes those enrolled to the responsibilities of being a Camp Counselor.

The C.I.T. program provides great opportunities to build leadership, teamwork, customer service, programming, and supervisory skills while providing on-site staff support.  Participants will gain basic work experience as a valuable enhancement to college applications, résumés, and future employment.

C.I.T. Application Process:

  • Complete C.I.T. Application (PDF) and return it to the Orange County Central Recreation Center, 302 West Tryon Street Hillsborough, NC 27278 by Friday, March 8.
  • Potential applicants must be available for an interview April 1-5.
  • Potential applicants may be asked for follow up reflection after the interview process.
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection by Friday, April 19.  Not all who apply may be chosen.
  • Selected applicants must be available for a training session on Saturday, June 1.

Objectives:

  • In designing a C.I.T. program, our objective is to develop the following traits in each trainee:
  • A well-rounded, sensitive, and mature young person.
  • An understanding of people, particularly of children and self through:
  • Training and program experience.
  • A group experience with peers.
  • Group discussions and activities with camp staff.
  • Respect and acceptance for all people with appreciation of diversity.
  • The ability to have fun while learning and teaching.

Expectations:

  • Attend training on Saturday, June 1.
  • Attend all dates and times in the sessions for which the C.I.T. is registered.
  • Wear department-issued attire and abide by dress code while on duty.
  • Interact with campers in a positive and productive manner.
  • Take direction from camp counselors and other supervisors.  
  • Reading or other solitary activities and cell phone use are prohibited while on duty as a C.I.T. or in uniform.
  • Notify camp coordinator upon arrival, departure, and any change in availability.

Session Options:

C.I.T.s are expected to commit to a minimum of 4 of the sessions listed below.

Session:Week:Time:Fee:
Session AJune 12-June 147:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.$15
Session BJune 12-June 14
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.$15
Session CJune 17-June 217:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session DJune 17-June 21
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session EJune 24-June 287:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session FJune 24-June 28
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session GJuly 8-July 127:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session HJuly 8-July 12
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session IJuly 15-July 197:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session JJuly 15-July 19
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session KJuly 22-July 267:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session LJuly 22-July 26
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session MJuly 29-August 27:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session NJuly 29-August 2
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session OAugust 5-August 97:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session PAugust 5-August 9
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session QAugust 12-August 167:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session RAugust 12-August 16
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25
Session SAugust 19-August 237:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
$25
Session TAugust 19-August 23
12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
$25

*Refunds will not be given for a child dismissed from Orange County Recreation Division Counselor in Training program.