COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING APPLICATION FOR 2021

As a previous camper at Hermann Sons Life Camp, you know just how important it is for us to grow our own staff. There is nothing better than to have a camper move up through the ranks to become a counselor or even a camp director. You are now of age to begin the process of becoming a staff member at Hermann Sons Life Camp.

Being a CIT is a combination of summer camp and work.

The CIT program has been adjusted and will emphasize leadership and give our junior members 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. As a CIT Camper, and as a potential staff member you will be peaking behind the scenes of what makes the Camp tick. You will be helping in the Dining Hall, you will help set up, break down and run evening activities, you will be observing and participating in daily activities and you may well be helping in the kitchen.

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROCESS FOR 2021


HOW TO BECOME A CIT-1

• The FIRST STEP on the road to becoming a CIT is to complete the application below. The application is for past Hermann Sons Life campers ages 15 (as of Sept. 1, 2021) who wish to be considered for the first level of the CIT Program. Check the CIT-1 box.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2020.

• 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, FaceTime or Google Hangout. The deadline for interviews is Jan. 15, 2021.

To schedule interview, click here

• The THIRD STEP is to get three (not family members) references. This can be teachers, coaches, clergy, etc. You can simply have them go to the following link. The deadline for references is Nov. 15, 2020. 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

To submit references online, click here

• The FOURTH STEP is where successful applicants will be invited to enroll in the CIT Program in late January. Spaces for successful CIT-1s will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the CIT program is $190/week.

The weeks allocated for the CIT-1 Program in 2021 are:

Week One: June 13 – June 19, 2021
Week Three: June 27 – July 3, 2021
Week Five: July 18 – July 24, 2021
Week Seven: August 1 – Aug. 7, 2021

Please email me if you have any questions.

HOW TO BECOME A CIT-2

Last summer, you were of age to become a CIT-1 at Hermann Sons Life Camp. Obviously with the cancellation of Camp, you were unable to participate in the summer camp program. The CIT-1 week at Camp lays the foundation for our CIT-2s to become more involved and hands-on with our campers in the dorms and at the activities.

• The FIRST STEP on the road to becoming a CIT-2 is to complete the on-line application below. The application is for past Hermann Sons Life campers aged 16 (as of Sept.1, 2021). Please complete the application and check CIT-2 if you wish to be considered for the CIT-2 program.

To make up for the loss of the week, we are scheduling an ACCELERATED LEARNING WEEKEND Jan. 16-18, 2021, for eligible CIT-2s in the 2021 summer camp season. If you cannot attend the Accelerated Learning Weekend, you must attend the Staff Development Week before Camp which is scheduled June 6-11, 2021, in order to attend the CIT-2 week.

This weekend is free of charge and we'd love for you to attend. It will help you as you prepare for your role as a CIT-2! In addition to the CIT-2 week that you can attend, CIT-2s are permitted to attend an additional week at Camp. This additional week you will be scheduled to work in the kitchen or as a lifeguard (if certified) for half the day, and permitted to attend and participate in activities for the other half of the day. The additional week can be scheduled with the Executive Camp Director after the campers scheduled CIT-2 week.

The weeks in 2021 in which CIT-2s can enroll are: 

Week Two: June 20-June 26, 2021
Week Four: July 11-July 17, 2021
Week Six: July 25-July 31, 2021

• The SECOND STEP on the road to becoming a CIT-2 is to complete the enrollment form for the Accelerated Learning Weekend and email it to ianb@hermannsonslife.org.

The deadline for the form is Dec. 16, 2021. Click here for enrollment form.

• The THIRD STEP will be to attend the Accelerated Learning Weekend on Jan. 16-18, 2021.

Enrollment into the CIT-2 Program will begin on Jan. 192021.

Campers unable to attend the Accelerated Learning Weekend can sign up for Camp after March 15, 2021 – however, must attend the Staff Development Week (June 6-9).

Spaces for successful CIT-1s will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The cost of the CIT program is $190/week.

    Please email me if you have any questions.

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