The CIT program is designed to prepare older campers to become Counselors and Leaders at 4-H Camp Owahta. The program is open to 15 and 16-year old campers and to selective 14-year old campers. It is expected that the CIT campers will have had experience as a camper at 4-H Camp Owahta, through exceptions can be made with specific approval of the Camp Director.
The CIT program is comprised of a minimum of two weeks of training: CIT-1 and CIT-2. All CIT campers must participate in both weeks of training, regardless of the number of years attending camp.
CIT-1 campers will be assigned to a cabin of their own age group and will assist the counselors in their cabin. CIT-1 campers will also rotate through all program areas during the week, and will assist the counselors in the programs. Training classes will also be provided on the following topics:
Upon successful completion of the CIT-1 week, campers will be enrolled in the CIT-2 week. The Camp Director might also suggest that the CIT-1 camper repeat CIT-1 week.
CIT-2 campers have successfully completed CIT-1 week. Though Health Department regulations and 4-H Camp Owahta Policy does not allow CIT-2 campers to supervise campers alone, they will be given additional responsibilities and leadership opportunities under the supervision of the Counselor and the Camp Director. CIT-2 campers will be assigned to a cabin, usually a cabin of young campers. They will be assigned to a single program area during the week.
Upon successful completion of the CIT-2 week and the recommendation of the 4-H Camp Owahta Camp Director, CIT-2 week campers will be certified and eligible to become Camp Counselors at 4-H Camp Owahta
(updated May 22, 2018) jdh
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Last updated May 22, 2018