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C.I.T. Program: Summer 2022

What is the C.I.T. Program?
The Canton Parks & Recreation Department is seeking responsible, outgoing, students entering 9th grade through 11th grade interested in working with children in a fun, fast-paced, outdoor setting during this upcoming summer. Counselors in Training (C.I.T.) will assist the camp counselors and camp supervisors with planning and leading activities, supervising campers both on-site and on field trips and even get the chance to lead their own weekly activity with their assigned group! C.I.T.’s will have weekly meetings with the Recreation Coordinator and Assistant Camp Supervisor to help set goals and build leadership skills, as well as reflect on their weaknesses and learn new techniques and skills to improve.

Benefits of Becoming a C.I.T.
Being a C.I.T. is extremely rewarding and is a great resume builder for college. It provides the chance to build experience and fundamental leadership skills that employers and schools look for. Also, top performing C.I.T.’s will be given preferential consideration during the Canton Parks & Recreation hiring process when they are eligible to apply for a paid position and openings exist.

Application Process
Interested individuals are required to complete an application form and attach a reference letter from a non-family member (teacher, coach, etc). Applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022. Application materials must be dropped off to the Parks and Recreation Office by no later than Monday, May 2nd, 2022, to be considered. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. There are a limited number of C.I.T.'s that will be admitted into the summer 2022  program, so do not wait to apply!

After completing an interview, successful candidates will receive an acceptance letter into the C.I.T. program. Candidates must then submit $80 per week- a minimum of 4 weeks is required in order to qualify as a candidate. Upon acceptance, if you are interested in doing the entire summer, all 9 weeks of camp, the price will be $650 (about one week for free)!

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