A Unique Opportunity to Build Leadership Skills in a Camp Environment

Leadership Development Level One – CIT I (Formerly known as LIT)

Entering 10th Grade

Leadership Development Level One – CIT I (Formerly known as LIT)

This 3-week opportunity is for campers entering 10th grade who are ready to build and expand on leadership skills and character development. This program serves as an introduction to what it means to be a camp counselor, while enjoying the traditional programming offered at Camp Matollionequay.

Topics covered in this program include: an introduction to leadership, the ages and characteristics of campers, learning through experience, workshops and discussions, program facilitation, and more. This program has a focus on social responsibility with a service mindset through our GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) program, and added responsibility that increases throughout your time at camp.

Your schedule while at camp may look similar to this:

Week 1 – Introduction to the program, round-table discussions, participation in program (challenge course, archery, boating, etc.), observation of program and leadership.

Week 2 – Service projects at camp and in the community to gain understanding of social responsibility, and putting newly acquired or developed leadership skills to the test through shadowing both program areas and counselors at Camp Matollionequay.

Week 3 – Working with one specific age range for the week! Learn more about leadership, mentoring, and facilitation through hands-on experience while receiving real-time feedback from the CIT Director to better your leadership skills.

  • CIT I Group A: Sessions 2 & 3 (Sunday, July 5 – Saturday, July 25)
  • CIT I Group B: Sessions 4 & 5 (Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 15)

Pricing: $2,175 – Financial assistance is available for this program. Please contact the Camp Director for eligibility information (gab@ycamp.org.)

Leadership Development Program Level Two - CIT II

Entering 11th Grade

Leadership Development Program Level Two – CIT II

This 4-week opportunity for campers entering 11th grade is built for the aspiring sleepaway camp counselor who is looking for further development of leadership, character and counseling campers. Areas of learning in this program include: mentoring campers, facilitation of programming, team dynamics, wilderness experience, participation and facilitation of special events, campfires, songs, ceremonies and more.

Your schedule while at camp may look similar to this:

Week 1– Introduction to the program, Q & A’s with leadership staff, group discussions and team building, participation in program (challenge course, archery, boating, etc.), character-building activities, etc.

Week 2 – Participation in a GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) wilderness trip. This national Y program involves an intentional leadership progression that builds courage, confidence, community awareness, emotional intelligence, and a sense of wonder for the outdoors.

Week 3 – Put your skills to the test! Shadow our village program facilitators to gain understanding of the inner workings of camp – all with support and real-time feedback from the CIT Director.

Week 4 – The opportunity to shadow cabin counselors and campers for the week, to apply leadership and mentorship to campers. You will use hands-on learning while receiving guidance and support from the CIT Director.

  • CIT II Group A: Sessions 1, 2 & 3 (Sunday, June 28 – Saturday, July 25)
  • CIT II Group B: Sessions 4, 5, & 6 (Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 22)

Pricing: $2,435 – Financial assistance is available for this program. Please contact the Camp Director for eligibility information (gab@ycamp.org.)

Limited enrollment.

*Prerequisite – Completion of CIT I OR completion of GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) Boots & Boats wilderness trip OR interview with Camp Director.

Leadership Development Program Level Three – CIT III Intern (COMING in 2021!)

Entering 12th Grade

Leadership Development Program Level Three – CIT III Intern (COMING in 2021!)

This NEW program, being offered in 2021 and beyond for campers entering 12th grade, provides the opportunity to expand leadership skills and character development, while actively mentoring and monitoring campers. CIT III’s will submit a resume and gain understanding of the interview process at camp, resulting in a mutual decision regarding which sessions you attend. You will shadow and observe multiple age groups and programs, and gain hands-on learning experience with support from your CIT Director. This new mentorship program is designed to further develop leadership skills in a supportive environment to be real world ready.

*Prerequisite – Completion of CIT I OR completion of GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) Boots & Boats wilderness trip AND completion of CIT II.