Counselor in Training Program
This year we’re preparing for our 26th consecutive saltwater celebration (northern and
southern CA). We’re planning two subtle changes; a more in-depth, hands on Natural History Program that will focus on our everyday encounters with our natural surroundings. Connected with this is a structured Counselor in Training program that provides daily/weekly mentoring and other age appropriate activities. We invite and encourage the CITs to take just the right amount of responsibility and connect with a safety-conscious, fun-loving team. Students who've completed grades 7, 8 or 9 are eligible for CIT work.
The teens receive orientation and mentoring about working with campers, sharing stories and planning presentations related to paddle sports, music (ukulele), arts, crafts, hands on Marine Biology and Natural History, and related subjects. CPR and First Aid training is necessary for the program.
We’ll plan a two hour on site orientation the weekend before camp begins. Throughout the week each participant receives specific instruction and interactive review on their work. The fee for this CIT program is on a sliding scale ($150-250). To apply, simply fill out our camper registration form and write CIT across the top. On a separate page, the CIT may write about the activities they'd be eager to share with the campers, i.e. water sports, arts & crafts, games & music, nature activities, marine biology or whatever seems appropriate with our campers and our mission.