Their first week is a team development trip off-site and the CITs will be trained by experienced Sky-Y counselors on working with youth and especially campers. After the trip, CITs will return to Sky-Y and work as volunteer counselors for their second week with additional trainings in the evenings. The CIT experience creates friendships and bonds that last a lifetime and truly helps the campers grow and be ready to take on the tasks of summer camp counselors.

CIT’s will have the opportunity to shadow senior staff and counselors and to assist them with daily programming, as well as to begin to utilize what they have learned during the program. An application is required and CIT’s will be selected on the basis of maturity, prior leadership experiences, volunteer work, and or child care experience.