Group photo of our counselors-in-training

Leaders of tomorrow are teens today. YMCA Camp Lincoln gives young people opportunity and responsibility to develop leadership qualities in a supportive environment through the counselor-in-training (CIT) programs. These programs are highly desired and competitive.


Junior Counselor in Training

Campers 14 years old by June 15, 2015
Session 1: June 29 to July 24
Session 2: July 27 to August 21
Cost: $675

Junior CIT participants learn team building, communication skills and the confidence they need to work with peers and with children. Junior CITs are integrated into the camp program and get hands-on experience. They work in the cabins, lead activities and have a chance to learn from experienced staff. Junior CITs must commit to a four-week session.

Senior Counselor in Training

Campers 15 years old by June 15, 2015
Session: June 29 to August 21
There is an application process to participate in this program.

The Senior CIT program prepares teens with development in character, life skills and strong leadership values. Senior CITs apply their training in program areas and leadership tasks throughout camp. They learn to push themselves as they gain confidence, independence, leadership and a positive outlook. It’s strongly recommended that applicants complete the Junior CIT program before completing the application for this highly competitive program. Senior CITs must commit to an eight-week session.

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