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The purpose of the Camp JYC Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is to give students who have completed 10th and 11th grades an opportunity to deepen their faith beyond the normal camp experience, an introduction to basic leadership dynamics, and the tools necessary to assess their own desires in becoming a camp counselor. 

What does our CIT Program Look Like?

During Teen Week, you will be a part of the Leadership Development Program, where you will spend one afternoon elective of each day in a Leadership Skills Workshop, designed to prepare you for your CIT role the following week.

During Discovery Week, you will be neither a camper nor a counselor. This position affords you select responsibilities and privileges which place you in your own unique role at camp. Unlike campers, CITs participate in CIT-specific training and events.

As a CIT, you will assist with things like organized rec, detail groups, electives, evening programming, campfire competitions, and cabin devotions. You will also be involved in the selection, approval, and completion of a group service project.


The Counselor in Training Program offers a great opportunity for those interested in developing their skills and leadership capabilities, whether you've been to Camp JYC before or not. CITs who successfully complete the program and show desire for future camp staff employment are given primary consideration for open counselor positions in the future.

July 9-21


Applicants must also be registered as a camper during Teen Week.

Finished 10th-11th grade

A limited number of Counselors In Training will be selected from those who meet the criteria on the application form after an interview process.

Please submit one Spiritual Reference before your interview.
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