Summer CIT Program

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Two Girls working on CIT ProgramAre you looking for something fun teenagers can participate in this summer that will keep them engaged and involved in the community? Do you or someone you know like working with kids? Then you might consider signing up to participate in the Union County 4-H Counselor-in-Training or CIT Program for the Summer Fun Day Camp Series. The CIT Program is designed to teach leadership, citizenship, and communication skills to teenagers, ages 14-18. The program is a trained service-learning opportunity that is defined by community service, leadership training, behavior & conflict management, ages and stages of children, team building, and program planning. As Counselors-In-Training, teenagers will pick at least two camps to help with and work with youth in an interactive atmosphere to inspire and bond with campers while going through camp activities. 

Two Students in CIT ProgramOur training process will teach teenagers how to lead and teach affectively, interact with youth on a social level, and become an overall great summer camp counselor! Participants will also become certified in First Aid as a part of the program.

All in all, we hope the participants of the CIT program will be confident, more enthusiastic, and ready to educate the youth during the Summer Fun program. A previous CIT leader said “Being a CIT taught me great leadership skills while allowing me to feel safe stepping out of my comfort zone. It was a great experience having fun with the kids.”

We couldn’t run the Summer Fun program without our teen leaders, so they are an important part of making the camps a success. If you are interested in applying to become Counselor-in-Training, please visit to apply. Stay active this summer and do something to impact the learning and development of youth. Become a CIT with Union County 4-H.

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Leah Joyner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLeah Joyner4-H Program Assistant Call Leah E-mail Leah N.C. Cooperative Extension, Union County Center
Updated on Mar 24, 2021
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