Summer 2019 - For high school students who have completed their freshman year in high school. Students will participate in a leadership development program that will engage Counselors-In-Training (CIT) on leading games, leading or co-leading Bible studies, learning the ins and outs of event planning at Youth Camp, participating in staff meetings and staff development events, learning about their personality and leadership styles as they pertain to the group dynamic.

Purpose:

To equip youth that have aged out of our overnight youth camps with knowledge and experience in leadership and counseling in a summer camp format. Following their training program at W-bar-B youth camp, CIT's will be eligible to assist staff in Day Camp and Special Friends Camp or in Youth Camp should they wish to continue being involved in summer 2019 camping ministry. As CIT's, students will receive training in working with youth ages 9-15. CIT's serve alongside trained college age and adult staff learning how to direct games, activities and safely care for campers through each day's program.

Program Goals: 

To help CIT's discover:

  • Their own leadership style and personality type
  • Their strengths and weaknesses in a team dynamic
  • The unique needs of individual campers and how to relate to them

CIT's will also:

  • Participate in one of the established 2 week training sessions
  • Discuss Biblical principles for growth and leadership
  • Gain understanding of Warm Beach camp's philosophy and mission
  • Learn the qualities of job performance required of camp staff
  • Plan/lead games and activities
  • Learn how to teach Bible study
  • Make mature judgements when responsible for the welfare and happiness of others
  • Build healthy personal relationships
  • Contribute in positive ways as a team member

Qualifications:

CIT candidates are a group of persons who have demonstrated readiness for training in Christian leadership. Candidates must:

  • Be actively attending Church, youth group, and/or Bible studies
  • Possess a confident personal relationship of faith in Christ
  • Have completed their freshman year in high school
  • Be eager for personal growth
  • Enjoy working with youth
  • Complete applicaiton including two required references and go through the interview process

Each CIT must attend a training week on June 23-29, 2019 and remain for 1 of the 3 entire sessions. the program will consist of 1 week of training followed by 2 weeks of practical expereince and apprecticeship. Special exceptions may be granted for time-off or unavailability for whole duration of the session.

Dates:

Training Week: June 23-29, 2019
Session 1:  July 1 - 13, 2019
Session 2:  July 15 - 27, 2019
Session 3:  August 5 - 17, 2019

Cost:

$420 per session. The cost of the program includes the one week of training and two week session.

To Apply:

Click on the Apply Now button below and once received, it will be reviewed by the hiring manager and further contact will be made. If/when acceptance is made, further information will be given regarding arrival, what-to-bring, payment etc. Best consideration will be given for applications received by June 1, 2019.

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Testimonials

Youth Program Leadership

/Lindsey%20Baer-McDowell
Youth & Outdoor Ministries Director
Lindsey Baer-McDowell
Lindsey has always loved playing outdoors. She started on the Challenge Course at Warm Beach Camp in 2007, and found her passion. After working locally and abroad with numerous youth and outdoor organizations, she graduated in 2012 from Trinity Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Children, Youth & Family Studies, focusing on Outdoor Leadership. Lindsey believes in the transformative power of outdoor experiences and is excited to serve as the Youth & Outdoor Ministries Director.
/Sara%20Rodriguez
Youth Program Manager
Sara Rodriguez
Sara breathes, lives, and dreams camp. She’s been involved in camp ministry for nine years in many roles. Sara is passionate about ministering to youth and their relationship with Jesus. Her passion was fostered through her education as she earned her B.A. in Adolescent Ministries from IWU and her M.A. in Christian Education from DBU. Sara gives of herself with a selfless intentionality and seizes each of life’s adventures; her drive for fostering authentic community and her heart for discipleship inspires all she meets.
/Spencer%20McDowell
Challenge Course and Recreational Activities Manager
Spencer McDowell
Spencer is passionate about seeing spiritual and emotional growth in individuals and believes that challenge course and recreational activities is a great way to achieve these goals. Spencer has worked in the challenge course industry for nine years and keeps safety as a top priority. He is a qualified trainer, a certified in-house inspector, and Challenge Course Manager.