CiT's are Awesome!
Welcome to the section of the Hawkeye website devoted exclusively to CiT's. Let me answer your first question:
What is a CiT? At Hawkeye CiT is an acronym for Counselor in Training. These community members are all young adults, sixteen or seventeen years old, which are in a transitional role between campers and counselors.
There are three types of members in our unique camp community; campers, counselors, and CiT’s. The first two segments of our population are easily recognizable and have starkly defined roles within camp. The third group, CiT’s, has a more transitional role, acting as either a helper to staff, completely separate learning group member, or camper depending on the situation. Therefore, a CiT may be afforded some responsibilities similar to those of a counselor; equally, there will be times when a CiT is relieved of such responsibilities and enjoys time simply in the role of a camper. It is the best of both worlds.
Being a CiT is truly awesome. Moving out of a traditional camper role CiT’s enjoy greater freedoms around camp while still not burdened with the tasks of a counselor. CiT’s live in their own cabins, operate on a different schedule, and play a more central role in many special and everyday activities.
This section of our website deals with everything you need to know about CiT-hood. Find forms, apply online, ask a question, request a packet of information, or contact us directly to demonstrate your interest. The section will also answer your questions including:
Who can be a CiT? How long does the CiT Program Last?
How do I become a CiT? How much does it cost and how do I apply?
And of course… What happens next year?