Counselor in Training

What is a Counselor in Training (CIT) for RARA Day Camps 2024?
RARA has a Counselor in Training (CIT) Program throughout the summer for volunteers entering 8th grade or older who are interested in learning the employment side of camp. CIT's volunteer their time to help out at RARA Summer Day Camps. The goals of this program are to delevop enthusiatic, motivational, and responsible leaders who will interact with teens, children, and adults to create meaningful relationships. CIT's will gain leadership, self-confidence, develop self-esteem, create a strong work ethic, gain marketable skills, and enjoy recreational activities. They are introduced to what future employment opportunities might look like. They are role models for children and teens in RARA Summer Day Camps and promote participation and teamwork while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
 
Qualifications:
CIT's must be entering 8th grade or higher by the upcoming fall and should have some experience working with children. RARA is looking for individuals who possess leadership qualities, are enthusiastic, and motivated. CIT's must have a sincere passion for working with children and adults.
 
Responsibilities:
Each volunteer will be responsible for assisting with setting and cleaning up all activities and participating in all camp activities, games, crafts, swim time, etc.
Interact with campers and fellow workers
Maintain communication with camp counselors and directors
Project a positive attitude
Cooperate with fellow employees and volunteers

Participation:
All interested volunteers will fill out an application, interview, if chosen attend a CIT Orientation, and be scheduled for a minimum of one week of work.
 
How to Become a CIT for RARA Day Camps 2024:
1. Complete the Counselor-In-Training Online Application (CIT Application).
2. Once you have submitted your online application, CIT's will be contacted to schedule a phone interview (interviews will be scheduled in May)
3. Fill out the correct attached work permit form and email to Makayla Kroening at makayla@rararecreation.org before June 1, 2024:  4. Have a parent or guardian fill out the volunteer medical form (CIT Medical Form).
5. Attend the in person Counselor-In-Training Orientation on June 13th at 5pm (if you are chosen to be a CIT)
6. Pay the $20 CIT Fee online before Orientation (includes 2 staff shirts; pay at rara.activityreg.com under Camps then Summer Day Camps)
7. Bring your CIT Medical Form to the Orientation