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Counselor In Training(CIT) Application 2023

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  2. Vernon Township Summer Camp: CIT Application

  3. CIT Job Description

    The day camp counselor in training (CIT) is a volunteer position working directly under the supervision of the camp supervisors and/or the Township Recreation Director. The CIT is responsible for a variety of duties including maintaining good communication with supervisors, observing and interacting with camp groups and counselors, and assisting in the preparation of daily materials for activities. 


    Day camp runs for 7 weeks. Counselor orientation will be held June 7th, 8th, and 9th. The 8th will be the only evening commitment for the summer as we will be having parent-camper orientation. The first day of camp is June 12th and runs through July 28th. Counselors work from 8:30am to about 2:30pm daily. CIT are a volunteer position therefore may come and go as they choose. Although we would like to have CIT’s at camp as much as they possibly can.


    Must want to gain experience working with children ages 4-7 and strive to feel comfortable leading group activities. Must be able to accept guidance from onsite supervisors.

    Immediate Supervisor

    CIT reports directly to the onsite camp supervisor. If matters are unable to be addressed with camp supervisors, consult the Recreation Director.

    Essential Functions

    • Always ensure the safety of campers and report all accidents to supervisors.
    • Observe assigned camp group and assist where comfortable.
    • Assist counselors in leading a group through planned daily activities including: Arts and crafts, small group activities, large group activities, swimming, and lunch.
    • Responsible for assisting counselors with setup and cleanup of camp as required by camp supervisors.
    • Required to adhere to general rules and policies of Vernon Township.

    Physiological/Environmental Considerations

    Staff members will be required to lift, turn, and carry 25 pounds and walk at least 10 feet.

    Staff may be required to work outside for long periods of time as well as in various working conditions including hot temperatures.

    Cognitive Considerations

    Must have the ability to read, write, and organize materials. Must be able to supervise campers and have the ability to identify (and if possible, correct) hazardous situations.


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  7. Applicant's Statement

    Please read this form carefully and be aware that in registering yourself or your minor child/ward for participation in Vernon Township programs you will be waiving and releasing all claims for injuries you or your child/ward might sustain arising out of said programs. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participate in the above program and I agree to assume the full risk of any such injuries, damages or loss regardless of the severity which I or my child/ward may sustain as a result of participating in any activities connected to or associated with any such program. I waive and relinquish all claims I or my child/ward may have against the Township and its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims from injuries, damages, or loss which I or my child/ward may have or which may accrue to me or my child/ward on account of my participation or the participation of my child/ward in the above program. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend the Township and its officers, agents, servants, and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, damages, and losses sustained by me or by my child/ward and arising out, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of any of the programs.

  8. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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