BBS Day Camp Counselors in Training (CIT)
Camp at a Glance
Students who are rising 9th and 10th graders are encouraged to apply to our Counselor-in-Training Program, where they’ll work to develop leadership and communication skills while familiarizing themselves with some of the basic expectations in the working world. Whether they are interested in future camp employment or simply developing some job experience and skills, we will work to help each CIT identify and achieve their summer goals.
CITs assist regular staff throughout the summer and receive training from the Staff Supervisor each day. During the morning, CITs work in their assigned group or activity. Afternoons include a CIT team meeting with the Staff Supervisor for support and ongoing training, and time to work on their weekly CIT Project. CITs take a lead role in proposing, planning, and executing a project, event or activity each week, making their own mark on camp and creating memories for campers as they practice project management skills. By the end of the summer CITs will be able to identify specific lessons and achievements gained from their time at Big Blue Summer.
CITs will be assigned to a new group or specialist each week to gain a broad view of camp and discover their strengths. Assignments may include camper groups from Minis (PreK) to Seniors (5th/6th), and specialty areas including Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games, Nature, Aquatics, and more. Second-year CITs may instead request to remain in a single camper age division throughout the summer.
- Currently a rising 9th to 10th grader.
- Available for at least four full weeks of camp.
- Interest in working with children, developing leadership and communication skills.
- Enthusiasm for camp activities.
- Willingness to follow instructions and work as part of a team.
CIT Hiring Process
- Complete an online staff application.
- Attend a group staff interview (new CITs) in the spring, or complete a brief phone interview (returning CITs).
- Attend staff training – dates TBA.
|Weeks||Full Day Times|
|Jun 18 – 22||9am – 4:30pm|
|Jun 25 – 29||9am – 4:30pm|
|Jul 2 – 6||9am – 4:30pm|
|Jul 9 – 13||9am – 4:30pm|
|Jul 16 – 20||9am – 4:30pm|
|Jul 23 – 27||9am – 4:30pm|
|Jul 30 – Aug 3||9am – 4:30pm|
|Aug 6 – 10||9am – 4:30pm|
Lunch is included.