The Counsellor in Training (CIT) program is for French speaking students graduating from grades 7 and 8 and looking to take on a bit more of a leadership role in their day camp experience. As a CIT, campers will be paired with a senior counsellor who will supervise them for the length of their registration. During the week, with the support of their counsellor, CITs will lead at least 2 games for their group, and 2 games for the entire campus (during our Grand Jeu module at the end of every day). Throughout the rest of the time, CITs will help their counsellor lead a variety of games, crafts, and activities for their group. Prospective CITs are required to register for a minimum of 2 weeks in order to really develop their leadership skills, and we always encourage students to register for more than just the two.
In preparation for their role as a CIT, campers are required to attend the Leadership Program, held Tuesday July 3rd to Friday July 6th, 2018 at YMCA Cedar Glen. The Leadership Program introduces campers to their role as a CIT, offers an opportunity to meet fellow CITs and Camp Tournesol staff, and develops their leadership, organizational, and teamwork skills. This is a sleepover session. Before the Leadership Program, prospective CITs need to submit their application form and have a teacher submit a reference form.
Candidates selected will be contacted directly as their applications come in, and applications are treated on a first come, first served basis.
There is VERY LIMITED availability on this French camp program so register early.
Priority is given to previous Camp Tournesol campers, but no previous camp experience is needed to apply to be a CIT.
The Leadership Program trains all CIT candidates on their role and develops their leadership skills. It’s a prerequiste to being a CIT, and those who complete it leave feeling prepared to start their summer as a CIT! Instructions for applying to be a CIT are found above.
Successful CITs are encouraged to return to the Camp Tournesol team, this time as Volunteers! they can earn their 40 hour requirement for high school, and gain more exposure to the role of a Camp Tournesol Counsellor, this time participating in formal staff training and taking on more roles at day camp. Apply here!
All those years of experience have paid off! Successful Volunteers are invited back to join the Camp Tournesol as a paid Counsellor, leading their own group and bringing their leadership and Camp Tournesol expertise to the team. Read more and apply here!
“Alice is definitely applying to return next summer as she enjoyed the program and keeps talking about her experience as a CIT at Mississauga North campus.”
My son has been attending the Camp since Grade 1 and now he is a CIT. It has been a great experience for him and he always enjoys himself. The staff are very professional, put their all into the kids, and we have never had one issue. I am glad we can offer the same experience for our daughter especially since both my kids struggled with French in grade 1 and the camp helped them improve their French to the point they are very comfortable speaking it.