Counselor in Training - Summer Day Camp

Counselor in Training

Counselors-in-Training or "CITs" are participants entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2019 to15 years of age, who typically want to apply for a job at the Y in the future (must be 16 years of age to apply for a position with the Y). Counselors-in– Training will learn the specific skills needed for working with kids and co-workers, and gain valuable experience planning and leading activities! CITs help us better serve our younger campers by reading to them, by preparing snacks and assisting with cleaning, and by leading games and activities.

The goals and objectives of the CIT Program are:

  • To learn more about the specific skills needed for successfully working with children.
  • To learn more about professionalism by completing mock interviews, going through the review of the application process, dressing for the job and working with others.

Please note that completing the CIT Program does not guarantee future employment with the YMCA of Lincoln.  

Session Dates

Session Dates June 3 - August 2, 2019


Our summer day camp program is held Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM-5:45 PM. Times will vary depending on the Counselor-in-Training's availability– There is flexibility!

Orientation Trainings

All CITs must attend one of the following orientation session prior to starting the CIT Program: Tuesday, May 28 1:00 PM-2:00 PM OR Wednesday, May 29 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Thursday, May 30 10:00AM-11:00 AM


$25– this covers the cost of a CIT shirt and a First Aid/CPR Certification

Registration & Application Information

At the time of registration you will be required to provide the following information:

  • Complete Counselor in Training Registration online at– Click on “Program Registration” and search for “Counselor”
  • Complete Counselor in Training Application and bring it to orientation.
  • Contact information of a teacher, coach, club/church/school leader or family you babysit for who can be your reference for this program
  • The $25 Registration Fee

Register Online


Space is limited. Please contact the Program Director for more information.