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COUNSELLORS-IN-TRAINING (CIT)

6The YMCA is a great place to make new friends, build your confidence and develop skills for the future! As a Counsellor-In-Training (CIT), inspire campers to explore, find new talents, and try new activities, while developing your own leadership skills at the same time.

Through the CIT programme teens will:

  • Gain real-life, hands-on experiences;
  • Participate in out-of-the ordinary leadership trainings;
  • Receive ongoing mentorship & coaching from professional YMCA staff;
  • Help plan & facilitate fun activities;
  • Be a role model;
  • Provide a safe & fun programme for kids in your community;
  • Make new friends & create unforgettable memories!

Upon successful completion of the programme, teens will receive a certificate of participation, along with a letter of recognition outlining their hours of service. A celebration event will take place at the end of the summer season.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Ages: 13-17

Dates: 12 July – 27 August 2021

Locations: various Day Camp locations island-wide

Minimum commitment: 2-weeks (approx. 70-80hrs)

Requirements:

  • 2-week intensive placement within the YMCA Day Camp programme (12 July – 27 August 2021)
  • Leadership trainings & workshops, as scheduled during the placement period

Teens are required to successful complete a 2-week intensive placement within the Day Camp programme, including all leadership trainings. Placements are available from 12 July to 27 August, 2021. Additional opportunities are also available when camps are held during school breaks and holidays.

Contact: register@ymcacayman.ky / 925-3276

HOW TO APPLY

Interested teens must submit an application, attend an information session with a parent/guardian and a half-day training (9, 23 or 30 July), as well as demonstrate the required availability to be considered for the programme. Once admitted into the programme, participants will receive an acceptance letter outlining their placement details and start date. Applicants will receive a response within 1-week of attending training.

Application deadline: 27 July, 2021

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Date: 28 July

Location: YMCA Day Camp Base, Camana Bay Sports Complex

Time: 5:30-6:15pm

Counsellor in Training (C.I.T.)/Teen Leaders Programme Application

*=Required

Please list the extra-curricular activities you are currently involved in with your school or church:


Please list any leadership or hands-on experience you have had working with younger children:


Why do you want to be a C.I.T.?


What personal qualities do you possess that make you a good candidate for this programme?


What do you feel are primary responsibilities of a leader? What are some characteristics of a leader?


As a teen serving in a leadership role, what obligations to the YMCA staff do you believe would be the most important?


WHAT ARE YOUR AREAS OF INTEREST? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY:


The C.I.T./Teen Leaders programme runs throughout the holiday/summer break camps, as well as during the academic school year (Sept-June), within the Extended After-School Programme. For more information, please visit our website at www.ymcacayman.ky. After carefully reviewing your schedule, can you commit to a minimum 3 weeks (60-120hrs) throughout the year (including trainings)?


HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF OR PLED GUILTY TO A CRIMINAL OFFENSE?

A conviction will not automatically prevent you from volunteering. The nature, severity and date of offense in relation to the position for which you are volunteering will be considered; consequently, we do need the facts relative to the conviction(s).

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