Counselors In Training

Welcome to Camp

This camp is designed to train young men and women for future employment as a camp counselor.

C.I.T.  is a 3-week program that includes counselor skills, activity skills, teambuilding and communication skills.  We also do leadership training so our campers can gain hands-on–learning experiences and develop the essential leaderships skills necessary to work with children in a camp setting.  C.I.T.’S will be evaluated on their progress during the program, as well as after the completion of the program.  Campers will participate in different scenarios as a group and individually to help better prepare them when they enter different camps as C.I.T.’S.  Overall, this camp will help provide leadership to young children who will grow into strong aspiring adults.

What to Bring

  • NON-PERISHABLE LUNCH (NO GLASS or NUTS PLEASE!)
  • EXTRA WATER BOTTLES
  • BACKPACK/SUNBLOCK
  • APPROPRIATE CLOSED TOED SHOES (NO FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS OR CROCS)
  • NO ELECTRONICS PLEASE! (CELL PHONES, IPODS, ETC.)
  • BATHING SUIT AND TOWEL DAILY

COLOR WARS!!!:  Last Friday each session — Bring your spirit and get ready for a fun day of activities, relay races and games! Make sure to come to camp with your team colors!

Trip Days:  Campers may bring extra money, but they are responsible for it.

General Schedule

Drop off:  8:30am – 9:00am – 422 East Broad Street – Gym.

  • Campers will not be allowed inside Bauer Branch before 8:30am.

Valet Pick Up:  4:15pm – 4:30pm – 422 East Broad Street – Main Entrance

Each Friday we have the option of walking downtown to have lunch in some of the various restaurants of Westfield.  Please bring money to purchase lunch.  You are always welcome to bring your own lunch!

Themes / Trips / Specials

SESSION 1 :

Theme:  Adapting games for different age groups

Week 1:  6.27 – Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Week 2:  7.3 – Field Day at Watchung Reservation Loop Playground* Wednesday

Week 3:  7.11 – Sea Girt Marsh

SESSION 2:

Theme:  Music and spirit in camp

Week 4:  7.18 – Rialto – Spider-Man Far From home

Week 5:  7/25 -Magical Memories Entertainment

Week 6:  8.1 – Camel Beach

SESSION 3:

Theme:  Visuals and reading for campers

Week 7:  8.8 – Dave & Busters Woodbridge

Week 8:  8.15 – Bowlero, North Brunswick (with Camp Sunshine)

Week 9:  8.22 – yesterades