The Counselor in Training (CIT) program at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church is a training and leadership development opportunity for mature youth who have an interest in working with children. Participants will gain communication skills, learn to work in groups, and develop camp management and leadership skills by assisting with daily operations of camp and learning to lead activities and lessons. The program is a potential foundation for youth who will seek employment as counselors with the camp in the future.
In conjunction with Summer at the Sixth, the 2021 Counselor in Training program is open to CITs from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm with a daily CIT breakout-hour to meet as a group with the Director to discuss lessons learned, strengths/weaknesses, and preparation for the next day of camp.
CIT Week (mandatory pre-camp training) will include First Aid/CPR training, understanding camper
age/group dynamics, learning camp conflict resolution strategies, working with adults, and engaging younger children. Upon completion of training, each CIT will receive a volunteer schedule and be assigned to the Red Team (grades K-1 st ) or the Blue Team (grades 2nd – 3 rd ) under the guidance of a camp counselor. CITs will participate in leadership capacities but will not be solely responsible for supervising campers.
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church will accept up to six (6) CITs. Applicants must be 13-15 years of age. Parents/guardians of the applicants must provide authorization for a background check. Once accepted, program participants must complete CIT Week and participate in daily CIT sessions during the program. Interested applicants should take initiative in contacting the camp for application inquiries.
Interested applicants should take initiative in contacting the camp for application inquiries.
Counselors in Training will receive up to 75-80 service hours and a stipend of $100 for full completion of the three-week program.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as a positive role model for campers
- Assist with camp logistics (ie drop-off, pick-up, daily setup and breakdown)
- Assist camp counselors with lessons, crafts, sports, games, and activities
- Supervise meal/snack distribution
- Aid in camp area cleanup
- Share enthusiasm and positive ideas
- Provide camp counselor support as needed
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Summer Camp
Counselor in Training Program Application