For young people considering serving as a mentor to campers in the future. Entering grades 10 – 12
This two-week program is a wonderful opportunity to enhance and develop self-confidence, communication skills, tolerance for adversity, self-awareness, and your personal leadership style.
Our goal is to have a Counselor-in-Training finish the program having acquired all the necessary skills to become an effective and talented counselor at Wolf Ridge. We firmly believe that not only does Wolf Ridge benefit from a successful program, but so do all our campers and the young adult who successfully completes the training. CITs will meet demanding personal challenges, help younger campers reach their potential, and grow as a person and a leader through activities such as rock climbing and our adventure ropes courses!
Your training as a CIT will begin with a wide variety of team-building, communication, and leadership activities both at Wolf Ridge and on a three-day backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail. These activities will prepare you to move into a group as an Assistant Counselor during your 2nd week. Under the leadership and guidance of the directors and two counselors, CIT’s will gain endless knowledge that they can use to become a positive role model for future generations of campers.
By the end of the program, all participating CITs will have:
CITs will reach these objectives by the following means:
The program initially covers all aspects of the camp operation, then the focus increasingly focuses on acquiring skills and experience to work closely with a camp group. Topics and activities include: