There is nothing better than to have a camper move up through the ranks to become a counselor or even a camp director! The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program is the first step of the process designed to grow Hermann Sons Life campers into productive staff members. Being a CIT is a combination of summer camp fun and work. CITs live separate from campers and pay a program fee of $190.
The CIT program will focus on leadership and give you the opportunity to demonstrate those skills. We will be teaching you about camper behaviors and group management skills. We will discuss the importance of being there for a homesick camper and giving you some tips and tricks to help a camper get the most out of their stay.
We will also be showing you what it means to be a staff member. Just like all staff members, as a potential staff member you will be peeking behind the scenes of what makes the Camp tick. You will be helping in the dining hall, you will be helping with the preparation of the evening activities, you will be observing activities and you may well be helping in the kitchen.
HOW TO BECOME A CIT
This year and moving forward there will be no CITIcamp weekend. Potential CIT-1s will be interviewed by the Executive Camp Director. There are three steps for the potential CIT to take.
The FIRST STEPis to complete this application. The application is for past Hermann Sons Life campers ages 15 and 16 (as of Sept.1, 2020) who wish to be considered for the first level of the CIT Program.
The SECOND STEP will be an interview with the Executive Camp Director. Approximately 150 candidates are expected to interview for the limited availability. Be sure to request an interview time slot as soon as possible since so many interviews must be coordinated to occur in a short amount of time. Please click/copy the link below and schedule the interview. For your convenience, the interviews will be scheduled predominantly via Skype and FaceTime or Google Hangout. Please make sure I have the correct contact details for the interview.
The THIRD STEP is to get three professional (not family members) references. This can be teachers, coaches, clergy, etc. You can simply have them go to the link below. Please make sure they list you as the applicant! Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to Camp. Please do not send the same reference in multiple ways. If mailed to Camp, please send to:
Hermann Sons Life Camp - CIT Program Admissions, P.O. Box 629, Comfort, TX 78013