You are never too old for summer camp!! Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) & Lifeguard-in-Training Leadership Programs are for energetic and motivated teenagers (ages 14 to 16; entering 9th grade through entering 11th grade) who want to learn and develop leadership skills working with children in a camp setting, while still getting to enjoy all the fun activities and friendships of summer camp. This program is designed so that CITs/LITs develop leadership skills through direct supervision, regular conferences with leadership staff, and a hands-on experience engaging with campers. The goals of this program are: to provide teens with training and skills to become effective leaders, improve self-confidence, provide a meaningful opportunity to assist children in a camp environment, create an opportunity to excel at handling a reasonable amount of responsibility while at camp. This will help prepare these teens for future work experience and to help build their resumes, to motivate our CITs/LITs to be effective role models resulting in a fun and productive summer.
*LITs will also be trained in the skills necessary to pass the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Program.
CIT SUMMER EXPERIENCE AT CAMP
LIT SUMMER EXPERIENCE AT CAMP
During the summer, LITs engage with campers under the close supervision of leadership and swim staff. One main goal of this LIT Leadership Program is for the leadership and swim staff to develop strong professional interactions with LITs. LITs are encouraged to be hands-on and work with campers to help them become better swimmers. LITs are also required to write daily journal entries pertaining to their camp experiences, and these entries are discussed at weekly conferences between fellow LITs, leadership and swim staff, including, at times, the camp director. These “conferences” are a great way for leadership staff, swim staff, and the camp director to provide constructive feedback, helping them to improve their leadership skills.
Upon completing the program, our camp office is always available to write recommendations for our CITs/LITs in the future.
All CITs/LITs Receive: Five yellow Oasis Camps t-shirts, a journal to track progress during the summer & a CIT/LIT Handbook!
After completion of the CIT/LIT Program, eligible candidates can complete the online application for becoming a counselor for Oasis Day Camps by clicking HERE.
Candidates that have completed the CIT/LIT program will receive a $50 bonus in their summer stipend!