CIT Program

Counselor In Training Program

Entering 10th grade

CIT is a leadership training program to prepare young people with the direction and motivation to be a part of Camp JCC programs. 
The program teaches leadership and job skills through a variety of methods. Participation in the CIT Program is based on a selection process that requires an application submission and interview.

Camp counselor trainees take part in training sessions on child development, team building, camp programming, First Aid instruction and more. After that training, participants receive more hands-on experience and 
advanced training. Upon satisfactory completion, successful graduates have first priority at any open positions the following summer.

  • Application Process
  • Complete CIT application and reference forms (Download CIT Application here)
  • All application packets must be received by Apr 9, 2017
  • Interviews will be scheduled in Apr 2017
  • Final decisions regarding admittance will be made by May 1, 2017

Questions? Contact Jon Shapiro, Camp Director, at

Selected CIT applicants will help in making Camp JCC the continued success it has been in our community. Assisting camp counselors with leading and participating in activities with children assigned to their groups and lend assistance to all children when participating in all-camp activities. Camp counselors must exhibit effective communication skills with children, co-workers, parents at all times and enjoy working with diverse groups of children in a variety of activities.

Camp counselors occasionally work indoors; constantly work outdoors in seasonal climate weather or inclement weather conditions; trainee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, chemicals contained in sun screen and other topical medications, and chlorinated water. May be exposed to moderately loud noises while working both outdoors and indoors.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.