Counselor in Training
Entering Grade 10 in Fall 2017
The Counselor in Training program promotes group dynamics, leadership, stewardship, hard work, self-esteem, peer communication experiences and training. Each CIT group attends two weeks of camp; one work week and one 200 mile bike trip week, with a two day break in between weeks. This program sells out FAST - Sign up early!
CIT (Counselors In Training) - Boys & Girls entering grade 10 in Fall 2017
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
You may register online, download registration forms and register via mail, or call to register at 509 777 9622
REGISTRATION & FINAL PAYMENT: Registration to camp is initiated through payment of a non-refundable deposit that secures your child’s spot at camp. Final payment must be received on or before June 1st. If a payment plan has not been arranged with the Administrative Coordinator, registration may be suspended and your camper placed on a waiting list for their chosen session if there is a balance owing after June 1. You may pay by check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover cards. If paying by check, please include camper’s name on check and designate what portion is for store money.
Change in plans: We understand that circumstances can change and so we have established policies for transfers, cancellations and refunds.
Transfers: Transfers may be made at no charge and are based upon availability.
Cancellations: If we are given more than one week (7 full calendar days) notice prior to session start, we may refund your fee, less the non-refundable deposit. If a camper must leave camp during the session due to medical reasons/illness reimbursement may be available (fee, less deposit & pro-rata daily rate).
Refunds will not be made for the following:
Cancellations less than one (1) week prior to session start
If parent/guardian chooses to pick camper up for any reason other than illness
- Campers who violate camp policies and are sent home (camper pick up and transportation is the parent/guardian’s responsibility.
2017 SUMMER DATES
Group 1: Work Week: 6/18-6/23 Bike Week: 6/25-6/30
Group 2: Work Week: 6/25-6/30 Bike Week: 7/2-7/8
Group 3: Work Week 7/16-7/21 Bike Week: 7/23-7/29
Group 4: Work Week 7/30-8/4 Bike Week: 8/6-8/12
CHECK IN AND PICK UP
Work week Check-in: Sun at 4:30pm/ Pick-up: Fri at 5pm
Bike week Check in: Sun at 4:30pm/Pick-up Sat at 9am
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CIT PROGRAM...
The Camp Reed Counselor in Training (CIT) two-week program is designed for 15 & 16 year olds that will be entering their sophomore year of high school in Fall 2017. This very popular two week program consists of a work week and a bike week. It is designed to provide a comprehensive youth experience where each individual is encouraged to reach his/her full potential. The philosophy behind the Camp Reed CIT program is founded in an outdoor experience where the participant is challenged physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. It is fun, challenging and life changing!
CIT Leaders are experienced and mature Camp Reed staff who utilize group dynamics to encourage each participant to learn more about themselves and others in the group. They have the opportunity to work as a team as well as to practice leadership and group dynamic skills. This philosophy is the key to maintaining focus throughout the program’s entirety. In order for the CIT program to accomplish its objective, each participant will be held to a high level of commitment and maturity. The CIT program is a transition for participants from camper to young adult. Expectations are higher in areas of personal responsibility, maturity and accountability. CIT Leaders will therefore treat CITs more like young adults than campers. The CIT program expectations facilitate the transition from camper to Junior Counselor.
Work Week-The first week of our CIT program is work week where they stay on location at Camp Reed and focus on building relationships while serving through long and sometimes complicated work projects. Thisportionoftheprogramisdesigned todevelopteamwork inaspiringfutureleaders. This part of the CIT program can be considered a complete group experience encompassing such areas as personal responsibility, group dynamics and leadership skills. Work projects vary from summer to summer.
Week 2: Bike Week
The second week of our CIT program is our 200 mile bike trip to Lake Coeur d’Alene, Hayden Lake (and then some). During this portion of the program, participants will be biking on open highways and potentially dangerous roadways. CITs bike at the speed of the slowest rider, so all fitness levels are accommodated.
Extreme care and maturity is required for all participants. With safety as a priority, we then let the “good times roll.” Monday night we stay at Camp Zephyr at Liberty Lake; Tuesday, Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene; Wednesday at Camp Mivoden on Hayden Lake and Thursday at Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille -- before being welcomed back to Camp Reed on Friday afternoon. Route is subject to change.
For the bike week most CITs ride a mountain bike or a hybrid. A mountain bike can be ridden on rough road or asphalt. A hybrid bike is designed primarily for road use, but is capable of handling some gravel and dirt roads. A road bike is okay, but not recommended. The group always stays together and can only move as fast as the slowest rider. CITs spend long days on their bike, so consider a comfortable seat and have your bike tuned up and fitted at your favorite bike shop. We highly suggest having at least two mounts for water bottles installed on the bike that will be used for the trip.
CIT INFORMATIONAL MEETING - MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
When: Thursday, May 4, 5-7pm
Where: Life Center Church - Rm 203, 1202 N Government Way
Each CIT registrant and a parent/guardian should attend the spring CIT meeting which covers details about the program including work week, bike trip, maps, packing lists and trip itineraries. This meeting allows CIT families to ask questions and learn more about our program. Pizza included! To RSVP contact Jenny "Java" Weddle.
REFLECTIONS: HOW DID THE CIT PROGRAM IMPACT YOUR CHILD?
- “I think that the CIT bike program really is a tangible way to show teens what they are capable of, to believe in themselves and work in a group toward a common goal. That is so much the essence of life as we become adults. I feel it is an invaluable lesson taught in a creative fun way at their age level. Thank you!”
- “As a CIT this summer, he wasn’t sure he was going to be able to complete either week. I think he imagined he would fail at CIT camp! He’s not very athletic and had a bad bike accident a couple of summers ago that colored his attitude, which made him afraid to ride. However, he was able to succeed during both weeks, and I got back a teen who had a lot more confidence in himself and has now embraced biking around Spokane without me begging him. I’m very happy to see him develop this way!”
- “As a CIT, my son learned the value of hard work and helping others. The influence of the very exceptional role models will have a strong, positive influence on him for the rest of his life. I love that your counselors are outstanding young people chosen for their leadership qualities.”