Camper in Leadership Training

The Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program is designed to teach and inspire rising 9th and 10th graders. Teens gain leadership experience and serve as active role models for younger campers. 

CILT Camp is open to teens who are looking for opportunities to serve and lead.? They will be given the chance to shadow counselors, and learn from them as their mentors and guides. Rather than just assisting with the groups, our CILTs will be given the opportunity to lead activities and projects, and even design curriculum themselves; because the best way to learn is by leading. There will be weekly leadership trainings and CILTs will set specific and achievable goals for the summer. The CILT program is one part structured learning, one part self-guided leadership, and a heaping helping of fun and adventure. 

  • CILTs will work in a huddle alongside the Youth & Family Director and Youth & Family Coordinator
  • They'll spend time with their peers in teambuilding and leadership training led by the Youth & Family Director
  • They'll participate in service projects
  • Go on weekly trips, enjoy camp activities, and have tons of fun!
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be running the CILT program this summer. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Become a CILT

Ages: Must have completed 8th grade or higher.
Times: Program runs 9:00AM-4:00PM; drop off between 7:00AM-9:00AM and pick up between 4:00PM-6:00PM.
YMCA Members (only): $60 per week
A one-time $25 registration fee applies. This will be deducted from the first week's payment.
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CILT Frequently Asked Questions

Any teenager who has completed 8th grade or higher, is a member of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, and wants to improve their leadership skills is a perfect candidate! Teens will gain leadership experience and serve as active role models for younger campers.

Our CILT Program is one part structured learning, one part self-guided leadership, and a heaping helping of fun and adventure! It is designed for teens as an introduction to camp leadership through fun and enriching experiences. Under the direction of the Youth & Family Director as well as other camp staff, CILTs will divide their time between training workshop activities, teambuilding, activity & camp leadership opportunities, and special projects as well as supporting overall camp operations. CILTs will shadow counselors and learn from them as their mentors and guides.

In addition to assisting with the groups, our CILTs will be given the opportunity to lead activities and projects, and even design curriculum themselves. The best way to learn is by leading! CILTs will participate in weekly leadership trainings, as well as set specific and achievable goals for the summer.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, we will not be running the CILT program this summer. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM; drop off will be 7:00AM-9:00AM and pickup will be 4:00PM-6:00PM. CILTs can attend one week or multiple weeks; they must commit to the whole week that they are attending. CILTs must also maintain a good standing each week to continue in the program.

$60 per week; CILT must be a member of Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA. Cost includes all field trips, breakfast and snacks. A one-time $25 registration fee applies at registration and will be applied to the first week attended. Scholarships are available for qualifying families; parents should contact the Youth & Family Director for more information.

If they are not a member, they can join as a youth (teen) for $18 month to be a part of this program and use the facility all summer long. Learn more about becoming a member!

Applicant must complete the CILT application and one CILT reference form (both available by clicking the "Apply Today" button above), then return them to the Member Service Desk or email them to the Youth & Family Director at avranick@bcfymca.org. The reference should be someone who has known the teen for at least two years and/or has had an opportunity to witness their interaction with peers and/or children. References cannot be relatives.

CILT requests are evaluated on both the application and reference. After submitting, their information will be reviewed by the Youth & Family Director and they will be contacted for next steps in the process. Upon approval, the teen and their parents will be contacted by YMCA staff about payment arrangements; payment will not be accepted until CILT application has been approved.

 

Need more information? Contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director: avranick@bcfymca.org724-452-9122 x217

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