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CiTs & JCs

A DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

PROGRESSIVE TWO-YEAR EXPERIENCE

The Camp Hawkeye Leadership Development Program delivers training and experience, direction and mentoring, as well as opportunities for application of leadership within the context of a two year progression. Year one consists of a 4 or 8 week experience in the Counselor in Training (CiT) program. Year two is a 5-week experience as a member of the Junior Counselor (JC) group.

 

BRIDGING THE CAMPER-TO-STAFF TRANSITION

This in-depth and carefully designed program bridges the transition from camper to staff member and provides the foundational elements to each participant's growth into a great counselor. The changing expectations of moving from camper to staff (that is, from "kid" to "adult" in the context of our camp community) can be challenging. The guidance and mentoring provided by the Leadership Coordinator supports a positive and productive transition.

YEAR 1:
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

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CiTs are community members who are 16 or 17 years old, and who are in a transitional role between campers and counselors.  It's the best of both worlds - participating in favorite camper experiences, while having a schedule with more freedom and responsibility. CiTs do not have the tasks of a counselor. They live in their own cabins, operate on a different schedule, and play a central role in many special and everyday activities. 

THE CiT PROGRAM PROVIDES:

  • Opportunity to live together with peers, without direct staff oversight
     

  • Two-week Program Area apprenticeship
     

  • Participate in small-group leadership
    of Special Activities
     

  • Weekly Counseling Skills workshops
     

  • Comprehensive polished written resume
     

  • Instruction/practice for job interview skills
     

  • Guided transition in community participation

EXPLORE FURTHER:

CiT REQUIREMENTS

WHAT CiTs DO AT CAMP

SUPERVISION & PROMOTION

YEAR 2:
JUNIOR COUNSELOR

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JCs are young adults, 17-20 years old, on the cusp of counselorship. If your goal is to be a cabin counselor at 18 years old, you've got to be a JC first. Tackling this program and pinning it for the win gives you a leg up on staff roles for next year.  Not only are you first in line, but you've got extra training, experience, and valuable time in the staff world. JCs have separate living accommodations and have both additional freedoms and further increased responsibilities. 

THE JC PROGRAM PROVIDES:

  • Opportunity to live separately from campers with peers in your group
     

  • Manage your own schedule
     

  • Additional unscheduled daily free-time in camp
     

  • Optional participation in pre-camp staff training
     

  • Sit in on all in-summer staff meetings and in-service trainings
     

  • Right of first refusal for open staff positions next year (with successful completion)

EXPLORE FURTHER:

JC REQUIREMENTS

WHAT JCs DO AT CAMP

SUPERVISION & COMPLETION

CiT 2022 DATES/RATES

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FOUR WEEKS
$4,000

Half Summer

DATES:

SESSIONS:

  • CiT A- JUNE 26 - JULY 23

  • CiT B- JULY 24 - AUGUST 20

Early Registration Discount $250

(Before November 1st)

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SIX WEEKS $6,100

3/4 Summer

DATES:

SESSIONS:

  • CiT First 6 - JUNE 26 - AUGUST 6

  • CiT Last 6 - JULY 10- AUGUST 20

Early Registration Discount $250

(Before November 1st)

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EIGHT WEEKS $7,500

Full Summer

DATES:

SESSION:

  • CiT FULL- JUNE 26 - AUGUST 20

Early Registration Discount $250

(Before November 1st)

JC 2022 DATES/RATES

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FOUR WEEKS
$2,000

Half Summer

DATES:

SESSIONS:

  • JC A- JUNE 26 - JULY 23

  • JC B- JULY 24 - AUGUST 20

Scholarships Available

Early Registration Discount $250

(Before November 1st)

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EIGHT WEEKS $4,000

Full Summer

DATES:

SESSION:

  • JC FULL- JUNE 26 - AUGUST 20

Scholarships Available

Early Registration Discount $250

(Before November 1st)

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