LIT and CIT

            

lEADERSHIP, sKILL dEVELOPMENT, pROFESSIONALISM  

Leader In Training (LIT)

Ages 
Must be 15 By May 20 of Current Season 
 
Rate $1,000
 
Dates
2 Week Program
LIT Group A (Sessions 1 - 2)    June 2nd - June 15th 
LIT Group B (Sessions 5 - 6)    June 30th - July 13th 
 

LIT - PROGRAM GOALS

Camp Cosby's LIT program is a teen campers' first step toward learning to be responsible for others. They will learn about leadership and put it into practice. They will debrief their performance and have professional evaluations to encourage an even higher quality of leadership. LITs leave the program with professional references, a stronger sense of independence, leadership skills and life skills with the goal of clarification on their next steps in education and their career pathway. 

LIT Program Description

Group A and B are identical programs offered on different dates. Families can pick their preferred date. This is a leadership development program for returning and new campers.

The two-week program focuses on leadership development, communication skills, team-building, professional childcare, goal setting, and of course, having fun. LIT campers will participate in favorite Cosby activities, lead others and get to know more about being a Cosby staff member. All LITs will receive an evaluation by the LIT Directors with recommendations for the continuation of each participant’s professional development. LITs will learn life skills, grow in leadership, gain independence and make great memories. LITs who successfully complete the program will receive a letter of recommendation and LIT Program Certificate of Completion that states their service hours. 

LIT SELECTION PROCESS

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

For the teen to be considered for the LIT Program their parent must first register them for camp by selecting the preferred program dates under "Leader in Training." LIT registrants will go straight to applied status which allows the LIT access to the necessary application forms. Applied status means that the deposit will not process and the registrant will not be enrolled. Registering provides access to the LIT application and reference form which can be found in their CampInTouch account under Forms and Documents. LIT must complete the necessary forms to obtain an interview and begin their responsibilities in the LIT application process. Upon acceptance, both parent and teen will be notified and the teens status will be changed to enrolled which processes the deposit and secures their spot in the LIT Program. If not accepted the teen and parent will be notified and there will be no charge to the parent's account and the registrant may be canceled or transferred to a Regular Camp or Specialty Camp Session. 

 

Teen Responsibilities

Interested teens should discuss the LIT Program with their parent and ask them to register for the LIT Program. Once registered the LIT candidate can access all of the necessary forms in their parent's CampInTouch account. Candidates must submit an application, a professional reference (teacher, pastor, volunteer group leader, coach, etc) and schedule a phone interview with the Teen Director. Both the teen and parent will be notified of their status in the program. Acceptance is not guaranteed. 

 

Timeline 

November 15th - December 31st - Register, Complete Application, Submit Reference 
 
January - Schedule Phone Interview with Teen Director
 
February - Parent and Teen are informed of the teen's status in the program. 
space is limited to 12 males and 12 females per group. 
 

Counselor In Training (Cit)

Ages Must be 16 By May 20 of Current Season 
 
Rate $1,200
 
Dates
2 Week Program
CIT Group A (Sessions 3 - 4)    June 16th - June 29th 
CIT Group B (Sessions 7 - 8)    July 14th - July 27th

 

CIT - PROGRAM GOALS

The CIT program is advanced training and real-life practice of leading others, being a role model and work experience. They will learn about leadership and put it into practice. They will debrief their performance and have professional evaluations to encourage an even high quality of leadership. CITs will learn from other professionals and discuss various leadership philosophies. CITs leave the program with professional references, a stronger sense of independence, leadership skills, life skills and clarification on their next steps in education and their career pathway. CITs who successfully complete the program will receive a letter of recommendation, a certificate of service hours and a CIT Program Certificate of completion.  

CIT Program Description

Group A and B are identical programs offered on different dates. Families can pick their preferred date. This is a teen leadership development program for returning and new campers.

The two-week program focuses on leadership development, communication skills, team-building, professional childcare, goal setting, becoming a positive role model, taking on responsibility for others and having fun. This program is advanced training for teen campers who are focused on careers in leadership, working with children and becoming a camp counselor. CITs will learn from the Cosby Leadership staff and guest speakers. Each participant will be encouraged to teach an activity lesson, lead a cabin devotion, enjoy a full immersion camp counselor experience, assist a camper with problem-solving and participate on stage in front of the whole camp for a campfire. All CITs will receive an evaluation by the CIT Directors, recommendations for the continuation of each participant’s professional development and a CIT Program Certificate of Completion that includes service hours completed. 

CIT SELECTION PROCESS

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

For the teen to be considered for the CIT Program their parent must first register them for camp by selecting the preferred program dates under "Counselor in Training." CIT registrants will go straight to applied status which allows the CIT access to the necessary application forms. Applied status means that the deposit will not process and the registrant will not be enrolled. Registering provides access to the CIT application and reference form which can be found in their CampInTouch account under Forms and Documents. CIT must complete the necessary forms to obtain an interview and begin their responsibilities in the CIT application process. Upon acceptance, both parent and teen will be notified and the teens status will be changed to enrolled which processes the deposit and secures their spot in the CIT Program. If not accepted the teen and parent will be notified and there will be no charge to the parent's account. 

 

Teen Responsibilities

Interested teens should discuss the CIT Program with their parent and ask them to register for the CIT Program. Once registered the CIT candidate can access all of the necessary forms in their parent's CampInTouch account. Candidates must submit an application, two professional references (teacher, pastor, volunteer group leader, coach, etc) and schedule a phone interview with the Teen Director. Both the teen and parent will be notified of their status in the program. Acceptance is not guaranteed. 

 

Timeline 

November 15th - December 31st - Register, Complete Application, Submit Reference 
 
January - Schedule Phone Interview with Teen Director
 
February - Parent and Teen are informed of the teen's status in the program. 
space is limited to 12 males and 12 females per group. 

 

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