CIT: LEADERSHIP Grades
Train to become an effective Camp
Counselor and leader through hands
-on experience, service projects, and
teamwork with your peers.
Participants entering grades 7-10 in the Fall of
2016 will learn the ins and outs of what it takes
to be a great counselor! CITs receive hands-on
training with experienced park district staff
and attend unique field trips designed just
for them. Training covers areas required to be
a great counselor such as leadership, safety,
and curriculum development. Trainees will
demonstrate teamwork and responsibility by
working together on various service projects
in the Highland Park community.
Numerous field trips instill attributes necessary for great counselors
and create dynamic teamwork that make the summer unforgettable
for everyone! Adventuresome field trips encourage exploration,
‘stepping outside of the box’, and create lots of fun!
CITs are welcome to join us for the full camp session! Those participating for the full session will
follow the schedule for the first 4-weeks of camp. Beginning Jul 18, CITs will attend camp at
their assigned camp location every day. Full session CITs will work with their Camp Director to
develop and lead activities during the last three weeks of camp.
*CITs must register for Full Session by Apr 19. Transfers will not be accepted after this date.
Placements are based on the following: CIT’s age, registered time, & camp preference
A questionnaire will be sent to all registered CITs in April to help determine placement in a
camp that is the best fit for them. CITs will receive their camp placement by May 17.
In order for CITs and campers to have the best experience possible, an appropriate number of
CITs must be placed at each camp.
Friendship requests will not be honored. No exceptions.
CITs entering grade 7 will be assigned to Camp Sunshine, Junior Crew, Sand Trackers.
CITs entering grade 8 will be assigned to Camp Sunshine, Junior Spotlighter, Coast Guardians,
Sand Trackers, Junior Crew, Jr. Varsity Sports Camps Sport.
CITs entering grade 9 or 10 will be assigned to Senior Crew, Senior Spotlighters, or Junior
Spotlighters, Varsity Sports Camp, Camp Big/Little Top, Coast Guardians, or Girls Play Strong.
Due to the nature of the camp, CITs interested in Camp Big Top/Little Top must have three
consecutive years of previous experience at the camp and have a recommendation from the
Supervisor: Cathy Fiori, 847.579.3121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to Remember
Apr 19 at 5pm Registration closes
Questionnaire sent to
mailed to CITs
Park District of Highland Park • pdhp.org
Bus transportation is not
provided for this camp.