Counselor in Training (CIT)

Who can be a Counselor in Training (CIT)?

Any Hanover Township resident entering 10th grade can be a CIT. These participants will pay a fee of $180 to be a part of the program and receive training in CPR, First Aid, Blood Pathogen, and a Red Cross babysitting course (payable upon acceptance into the program.)

Why participate in this program?

This program provides an opportunity for future leaders to gain valuable experience in assisting staff and working with children in a safe and fun environment. 

What does the position entail?

Counselor in training participants will be assigned to a group of campers (determined by their age) and shadow the duties of the head and assistant counselor of each group.  Participants will not be left solely in charge of campers at any time.  While on site, they will help organize games and activities both indoors and outdoors, as well as assist with art and drama activities.  Also, all participants will attend the Bee Meadow Pool and the Hanover Lanes Bowling Alley throughout the six-week program.  However, participants will not attend any additional trips and should report to their assigned site on all days.  Participants will be evaluated weekly by their director.  

Other daily responsibilities include:

  • Arriving at the site on time
  • Being present at camp for the entire six-week program
  • Wearing the assigned T-shirt and sneakers (T-shirts handed out at registration)
  • Aiding head/assistant counselors and site directors when needed

Description of Summer Plus Program:

This program is designed for Hanover Township children entering grades 1 through 6 in September.  The program is offered in three, two-week sessions.  Campers will be located at Bee Meadow Elementary School.

Other Information:

Acceptance into this program is based on a personal interview and the application. A limited number of students will be selected based on camp registration. Once accepted, there are no refunds! If a participant is unable to attend the training sessions, he or she will be not able to participant in the program! Please be aware that this program will not guarantee employment as a Summer Plus Counselor the following year! Employment is based on availability, director recommendation, and weekly evaluations. In order to apply for a paid counselor position, one must be entering his or her junior year in Sept. or be 16 years of age.