Teen Leadership Programs

COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING & HORSEMANSHIP INSTRUCTOR-IN-TRAINING

Young Adults 14-16 years old

Cost: $500 for the 4-week session

Dates: July 6-July 31, 2020
CITs and HITs can volunteer in August after the program is done pending successful completion of the program.

CIT: Young adults interested in making a positive impact on children are ideal candidates for our innovative Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program. CITs explore potential career paths involving children and prepare for possible future work as a camp counselor. The CIT program covers leadership development, behavioral training, motivating campers, portfolio development, job application and interview training, ropes course belay training, and basic First Aid, as well as an equestrian program workshop. The first half of the program consists of hands-on training. During the second half, CITs are placed within groups under the leadership of seasoned counselors to experience being a counselor.

HIT: Young adults interested in making a positive impact on children and growing their horsemanship skills are ideal candidates for our HIT program. HITs will explore the career path of both horsemanship instructors and Horsemanship camp counselors.  The HIT program covers leadership development, behavioral training, motivating campers, portfolio development, job application and interview training, and basic First Aid, as well as working alongside our qualified instructors to learn lesson planning, horse and camper safety and proper lesson execution. 

NOTE: CITs and HITs will complete an interview and must express a strong interest in working with children in order to be considered. This is limited to 12 CITs and 4 HITs

Campers download the Camp Ketcha Counselor In Training Application. Submit application and supplemental materials to klarochelle@campketcha.org. Horsemanship Instructor-in-Training applicants please also include the 4th supplemental question: What is your previous experience working with Horses? HIT applications and supplemental materials should be submitted to barn@campketcha.org.

Parents please fill Registration and Medical Form online.

 

 

LEADER-IN-TRAINING VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Young Adults 15-16 years old

Cost: There is no cost for the program however campers must pay the $20 registration fee and pay for any additional services they need such as early, late care or bus transportation.

Dates: Two week session chosen by the camper

Young adults who have completed the CIT program at Camp Ketcha or at another camp and are interested in continuing to become a leader should enroll in the Leadership-In-Training program.  Participants will learn how to apply the values of Camp Ketcha in leading group activities. Campers will be assigned to a counselor for the two week period and learn counseling skills, behavior management, group management, risk assessment and more through hands on real world experience.

NOTE: LIT’s must complete an interview with the  Camp Director if they are new to Camp Ketcha and have successfully completed a CIT program.

Download the LIT APPLICATION
LIT’s also need to fill out the Registration & Medical Form Online.

 

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