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We are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing out Counselor In Training program for Summer 2014! The Counselor-in-training (or CIT) program has the following goals:

 

  • To create opportunities for personal & professional growth
  • To provide hands on work experience in childcare and coaching
  • To offer a meaningful transition from “camper” to “staff member”
  • To provide opportunities to participate in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)
  • To have a positive and rewarding summer, give back to the 6 Points community, and impact camp in a meaningful way

 

ELEMENTS OF THE CIT PROGRAM

 

  • Training in counseling skills—CITs will participate in programming to develop counseling skills. Training is designed to support CITs as they transition from camper to staff member. Topics will include:
    • Homesickness
    • Camper inclusion
    • How to identify and prevent bullying
    • Development of camper listening skills
    • Health and safety
    • How to lead Jewish programming
    • Hands on counseling experience and opportunities to build relationships and serve as role models for younger campers (each CIT will be assigned to a dorm)
  • Training in coaching skills: CITs will learn to lesson plan for sport majors, run drills, and lead large group activities in sports majors. They will work hands-on with our counseling, coaching and senior staff, who will support and mentor them through this process.
  • Sports participation: CITs will receive coaching in their sport majors. Sport major time will transition from an emphasis on being coached to an emphasis on coaching others.
  • Traditions: In the early stages of the CIT program's existence, participants will get the chance to be a part of creating traditions and rituals that will impact the culture of our camp for many years to come. They will have the opportunity to help with the facilitation of Maccabiah games, lead one Shabbat service, and work on a unique project that will become a part of 6 Points history.
  • Off site trips: Each intersession, CITs will have the opportunity to travel offsite as a group. Additionally, ocassional mid-session outings will be provided including movies, sporting events, frozen yogurt, etc.
  • Social Activities: Many times throughout the summer, CITs will participate in social activities (free time, open gyms, evening programs, etc.)
  • Tikkun Olam: CITs will participate in a Tikkun Olam project.
     

 

CIT PROGRAM SPECIFICS

Program Dates: Tuesday, June 24 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. (All CITs are required to participate in the entire program weeks 1-4.)
Optional add-on Monday, July through Sunday, August 3rd

Eligibility: Participants must be entering 12th grade in the fall of 2014.

Tuition: $2,100. Price includes room and board, training, and all outside trips and activities.
$500 Week 5 & 6 add on

Applications: Interested individuals are required to submit a CIT application, two personal references and go through an interview and screening process. Once approved, applicants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Deadline: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Questions/Moving forward: If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Shane Carr, Associate Director or (561) 208-1650.

We hope you will join our team!

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