Summer Season

Counselor in Training Overnight Summer Camp

Learn how to be a teen mentor

Learn how to be a teen mentor with YMCA Camp Weaver’s Counselor in Training Overnight Summer Camp experience. This camp challenges teens and teaches them key leadership skills that they can take with them wherever life takes them. Teens will explore and identify their strengths and weaknesses as well as connecting with their peers in the program.

YMCA Camp Weaver provides a safe place for teens to work on real life skills such as independence, time-management and group work while teens engage and mentor younger campers.

Program Details

Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is available as a three-week overnight session for campers 16 to 17 years old. It is preferred that campers attended the Leader in Training Overnight Summer Camp prior to registering for Counselors in Training. We believe that these youth are the future of Camp Weaver. They are encouraged to work together to learn the skills needed to become positive role models, in both our camp and the community.

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The first two weeks of our CIT Program are focused on intensive training in childcare skills and our various activity areas around camp. During the last week of the program, CITs are placed into cabins with some of our very best staff serving as their mentors for the week. Our top-scoring CITs will be among the first candidates that will be considered for staff the following year.

In this three-week program, it is required for all CITs to stay over for the first weekend of their session. The second weekend is not mandatory but can be included for an additional fee of $125.

Schedule & Cost

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Cost

Counselor in Training Overnight Summer Camp (CIT) costs $1,400 per session for the three week session and includes a one weekend stayover with the second stayover weekend at an additional cost of $125. CIT requires a $100 non-refundable deposit per session. This amount is applied to the session balance. Note: Camp fee subject to change.

YMCA Camp Weaver believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience camp regardless income. To serve its community, Camp Weaver and the YMCA of Greensboro offer Financial Assistance to participants and is granted based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances. Financial Assistance is on a sliding scale. To learn more and apply, visit our Financial Assistance webpage.

2023 Session Dates & Registration

*2023 Applications will open January 1, 2023. All CIT applicants must submit an application and two references before they will can be admitted to the program. It is preferred that campers attend the Leader in Training Overnight Summer Camp prior to registering for Counselors in Training.

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Application Process

STEP 1

Discuss with your child which session they would like to attend.

STEP 2

Child must complete the Counselor in Training Application. Applications will open in January. Application must include two references.

STEP 3

Once the application has been completed and reviewed, your child will be contacted to set up an interview with Camp Weaver staff via telephone or face-to-face during non-school hours. We will begin contacting applicants to set up interviews in January.

STEP 4

After the child has submitted the application and interviewed, the parent/guardian can begin registering the camper for the session. Register for a session here.