Our CIT Leadership Program (Counsellor in Training) a minimum 3 week commitment with the invitation to return July 23-28, August 13-25, 2023. The program is designed for participants who are grade 11 & 12 and ready to take on new responsibilities at Camp. Through this transformative program, our CIT participants have the chance to hone their leadership skills, practice a variety of teaching/facilitation techniques and navigate their position as a role model for youth. These skills are further enhanced through direct interaction with campers in program areas, on trips and during the daily experience of cabin and Camp life each day. The CIT program emphasizes responsibility and care for the camp community by learning how to create the same camp magic that brought them to Camp Latona. The CIT program prepares participants to be part of a workforce team, managing job responsibilities with self-care, and welcoming the experience of full-time work. This training uses an apprenticeship style program which represents the transition from being a camper towards becoming a counsellor. Participants, therefore, must have a strong desire to work with youth. CIT's play a key role in the camp community - CIT's are matched with experienced cabin counsellors, activity instructors, and site and facility staff. Participants learn to lead a cabin group of 7-15 year old campers through their summer camp experience, trained to facilitate programs and belay high ropes, and learn the ins-and-outs of daily maintenance required of camp staff. Participants have the opportunity to acquire staff-like responsibilities and continue to develop as mentors and guides to the campers. The CIT participates in all the activities with their cabin groups including high ropes, water sports, rock climbing, archery, orienteering, and backcountry camping trips. Amongst the CIT placements, they will participate in leadership workshops, focusing on program delivery, with framework based on self awareness.