Counselors in Training (ages 17+ and have completed grade 11 before the start of summer)
Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is an immersive training experience for young women that aims to provide them with the necessary professional and personal skills to serve as successful leaders at Chewonki, in their own communities, and beyond.
This program will teach participants effective communication skills, an awareness of group dynamics and facilitation, and best practices in risk management and youth development. As the program advances, participants will be expected to make use of the skills they have learned by assuming progressively greater levels of responsibility on trail and in camp.
Upon completion of the program, successful CITs will have earned certification in Lifeguarding and Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and will display competence across a broad range of leadership and outdoor skills.
If you are interested in participating in the CIT program, please contact Nancy Kennedy for more information.