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'Laga' Leadership - Counselor in Training (CIT)

CIT Program is expanding--to 3 weeks!

  • Do you have a sincere desire to work with children?
  • Would I like the opportunity to develop and improve my leadership ability?
  • Do I enjoy learning in a hands-on
    out-of-doors work environment?
  • Am I ready to become a role model for younger children?
  • Am I ready to put campers’ needs ahead of my own?
  • Am I ready to create camp magic?

If you have completed the 10th grade and answered YES to the above questions, then the CIT program may be an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a fun-filled environment. The objective of the CIT program is to better prepare young women for future work with children, in or out of the camp setting.

The CIT Program offers countless opportunities to interact with children, lead activities, and participate in camp programs. Daily leadership training led by a senior staff member will give CIT’s a chance to reflect and gain valuable experience in a fun-filled environment!

CIT’s must be great with kids, have tons of energy, be willing to work hard and like to have fun. For more details about the program please call us at 862-7520

"I love it here and I would like to come back as a counselor."
–2013 'Laga leader


Applicants must be at least 16 years old or have completed the tenth grade. We suggest that applicants have previous work experience with children and have previously participated in a YWCA program. We do accept 15-year-old CITs; however, 15 year old CITs will not be eligible as an Assistant Counselor candidate for the summer of 2014. Typically, applicants must be 17 years or older to work at Hochelaga.

Pricing and session dates

The CIT program takes place for three weeks overlapping with regular camper sessions. CITs must participate in all days of the CIT session including the July 27thchangeover session day between RC5 and RC6. CIT sessions dates are: RC 5 and RC 6- July 20 - August 9th. The cost is $1800 and includes all training, supervision, mentorship, room and board. Please see scholarship information if you are interested in receiving funding to participate in this program.


CIT applicants prepare an application with references and are interviewed before being accepted into the program. A camp staff member will contact interested individuals on a space available basis for a phone interview.

Application steps

  • Fill out the CIT application (including two references AND parent signature) and submit to the YWCA office by April 1st.
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or coach.
  • Interview with YWCA Camp Hochelaga personnel in April.
  • If accepted, register online.





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