Counsellor in Training Program for 15-17 year-olds

Run by Camp Kidston Ages 15-17 yrs

The Counsellor in Training (CIT) Program is designed to develop candidates' skills in leadership, communication and confidence in working with children. This fun and faith-based program includes a week of theory and certification followed by a week of practical experience and mentoring.

Kidston Counsellors-in-Training are registered campers who have completed at least Grade 9. In addition to all the fun that is camping at Kidston, the program offers leadership training and development with the intention of creating a new generation of counsellors. For CITs, this summer is the coming together of their past, present and future at Kidston: the fun and camaraderie they knew as campers, the training, duties and privileges they accept as they take on new responsibilities, and the opportunity to show the skills and attitudes necessary for a future staff position.

Workshops Offered:
• Active and camp-wide games
• Behaviour management techniques
• Spiritual growth / faith exploration
• Communication skills and techniques
• Creative Arts
• Flatwater canoeing
• Goal setting
• Leadership skills
• Problem solving

We accept a maximum of 15 CITs each summer. The qualities we look for in applicants are: positive attitude, enthusiastic and energetic, cooperative and flexible, highly motivated, responsible and reliable, takes initiative, and willing to learn and try new things.

Upon successful completion of both weeks, a CIT may be invited back to counsel at another camp session later in the summer.

Map to Camp Kidston
Camp Kidston
7429 Mooseland Road, Middle Musquodoboit, NS, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B0N 1X0
Time Price
Mon-Fri,Sun, 2pm - 2pm

A summer camp for children aged 5-17 years, located on Long Lake near Middle Musquodoboit. Our adventure-based program focuses on the values of community, connection with nature, and faith exploration. Off-season facility rentals also available.

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