This May long weekend, Camp Tanner not only had our weekend camp for many excited campers; we also hosted our CIT training. CIT's are "counsellors in training". These are our 16 year old staff members who will work on a volunteer basis this summer alongside a counsellor in hopes of learning all about how to be great staff members. This year we are privileged enough to have 16 amazing CIT's taking part in this program. This weekend was our CIT's first chance to learn about what their role this summer would entail
Our CIT director this year is Peetree. Peetree has been a staff member at Camp Tanner for 8 years and throughout that time has gained lots of experience and expertise which she was able to share with our CIT's. Peetree spent the weekend at camp with our CIT's leading them in a great weekend program that she planned to ensure maximum learning and maximum fun. She also, had some help running sessions throughout the weekend from some of our other experienced staff members including Tondue, Lutz, Slugger and Grrrruff. Thanks, to all who helped plan and run sessions this weekend.
During our CIT training CIT's attended the full weekend so they got to see what a day at Camp Tanner entails. They got to take part in many of our activities throughout the weekend. While at these activities they are able to watch our staff lead sessions and observe how they interact with campers and handle situations. CIT's also took part in special sessions just for them. In these they did activities to learn about teamwork, communication, camp policies, how to best handle problems at camp, how to interact with campers, and how to plan camp activities. Lastly, CIT's got to take part in some fun along the way. This included taking part in activities like playing star spinner and a race to find Smarties in whip cream.
We hope all the CIT's who attended got lots of learning out of the weekend and also enjoyed their time with us. We look forward to having you all with us this summer. Thanks for giving up your long weekend to be with us.
See you this summer,