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Position Description

Counselors-In-Training (CITs) gain valuable training and experience by providing support to instructors and group leaders at camp. CITs are supervised by instructors, group leaders, individual Camp Coordinators, and the Cal Youth Programs Director. All applicants must have sensory abilities, e.g. hearing and sight, necessary to perform the duties of the position.

This is a training position. CITs are volunteers and are not paid. Ability to attend training is a condition of acceptance into the program. Completion of the CIT program does not imply or guarantee future employment with Cal Youth Camps.

Pay Rate: Volunteer

Job Responsibilities

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  • Assist instructors and group leaders with their campers
  • Take initiative, find ways to be helpful to instructors and group leaders
  • Help incorporate diverse activities into lessons
  • Develop relationships with all campers and avoid playing favorites
  • Actively involved with all campers, not sitting or disengaged
  • Help connect camp values to activities in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • Help campers feel united as a group by promoting theme days and camp traditions
  • Help all campers make friends and enjoy the camp experience
  • Display appropriate behavior (action and language) around campers, parents, and staff
  • Avoid rough-housing/over-stimulating behavior with campers
  • Provide general supervision and downtime activities for all campers in his/her care
  • Help keep track of all campers, follow check-in/out procedures
  • Walk children safely between locations and on water/bathroom breaks
  • Assist campers with belongings, lost and found, sunscreen/water, trash pick-up, etc.
  • Resolve disciplinary problems appropriately, request help when needed
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Demonstrate responsibility in regard to work schedule, meetings, & trainings
  • Help keep equipment and supplies in order, well maintained, and in the proper location
  • Complete and submit paperwork accurately (timesheets, lesson plans, certifications, etc.)
  • Dress in appropriate attire/uniform
  • Maintain a positive attitude while working, help wherever needed, work well with others
  • Display good customer service skills
  • Accept feedback and makes necessary corrections
  • Follow all camp policies and procedures
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by supervisor
  • Ability to relate well to children
Please download and read the PEM_GroupLeader form. This form will fully explain the demands of the job you are applying for. If you have any questions after reading the form, please feel free to contact us.

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