AMES, Iowa-- The Iowa 4-H Center is gearing up for summer camps with their Counselor In Training (CIT) program.
Past junior counselors and those new to counseling should plan to attend the CIT and Junior Counselor Training camp June 2 to 4. Youth must attend this training in order to be a CIT at the Iowa 4-H Center.
Instructors will include both full-time professional staff and college-age summer staff. New counselors will learn to lead campfire programs, assist with activities, effectively discipline and help campers adjust to being away from home. All participants will learn songs, games, camp procedures, communication skills and counseling roles.
The camp, available to youth ages 14 to 18, costs $45 per trainee and includes meals, lodging, a tee shirt and a training/counselor resource manual. An application is downloadable at www.extension.iastate.edu/4hcenter.
After attending counselor training, participants may volunteer for a week of summer camp at which they shadow 4-H Center college-age camp counselors and learn leadership skills, safety, operation procedures and youth development strategies.
For more information, contact Traci Haselhuhn by phone at (515) 795-3338 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, email@example.com