15 - 17 (Coed)
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The Counselor-in-Training Program (or C.I.T., for veterans) is designed for youth from 15 to 17 years old, hoping to one day become a camp counsellor. The program is a Association des Camps du Quebec training, which, following its completion, allows one to work in camps in the summers. The C.I.T. program takes place over five weeks, with two days spent together at a sleep-away camp.
During the program, the future counsellors will be trained in all aspects of camp life: the role of the counsellor, working with children, animation, the planning of activities, creativity, safety, coworker relations, etc. Over the course of the five weeks, the C.I.T.s will take on responsibilities around camp, and will complete the program with a placement in a group from the McGill Conservatory Day Camp.
The C.I.T. program is also an exciting experience in meeting and working with others! Alongside peers with similar interests, trainees will have the chance to develop their personal leadership, their creativity, and their animation skills.
After the completion of the program, trainees receive a certificate from the Association des Camps du Quebec (ACQ), which includes 125 camps in the province of Quebec. This permits one, as early as the following summer, to work in both day camps and sleep-away camps. A certification DAFA (Diplôme d'Aptitudes aux fonctions d'animateur) is also included in this training! This training is considered a major asset for many camps when hiring summer staff, including the McGill Conservatory Day Camp.
555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Local E-201
|Jun 25-Jul 27, 2018||$855 - $925|
Recreational Instructional Intense or Competitive