Finger Lakes Adventure Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program will offer opportunities to campers ages 14 to 16 to get a head start with learning skills that will serve them as they enter the workforce. Participants in this program not only gain technical skills in a variation of watersports, participants will also learn about responsibility, teamwork, leadership and the satisfaction that accompanies helping younger campers learn the skills.

Cost: $495 + $50 for each additional week after training
CIT Training: July 3 – 7, 2023
Location: Myers Park, Lansing, NY

This week of training prepares our CITs for the responsibilities and expectations of being a junior counselor through Paddle-N-More’s Finger Lakes Adventure Camps. They will learn the CIT code of conduct and all that it means to be part of a hard-working and dynamic team while at camp.

As part of the cost of Training Week, CITs will participate in two additional complimentary weeks of our signature Wind-N-Waves camps to practice the skills they gained from the training. The CIT program does not prepare for participation in our Boardsports program as a CIT.

As CITs, Kiara and Annalee obtained the necessary skills to be skilled camp counselors and watesports instructors!
See their smiling faces this summer!

To become a CIT with the Finger Lakes Adventure Camp at Paddle-N-More all participants must:

Be at least 14 years of age as of June 1, 2022 and entering the 9th grade

Have attended at least one week of Paddle-N-More’s watersports camps as a camper or have similar experience in watersports participation, such as kayaking, standup paddleboarding, windsurfing, and/or sailing

  • Participants have the opportunity to take their water-sports skills to the next level by working alongside trained and certified outdoor instructor and recreation professionals
  • Discover new strengths and gain teaching skills
  • Experience working with different age groups
  • Become a better leader
  • Practice group management skills
  • Enjoy being a role model and working with younger campers
  • Get discounts off all our camp programs
  • Obtain a Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Start on the path toward becoming a future leader and camp counselor at FLX Adventure Camp
  • Gain hands-on experience working with campers through two weeks of Wind-N-Waves camps
  • Help plan camp shenanigans!
  • Have lots of fun!

Things to know about being a CIT:

  • According to the Tompkins County Department of Health, CITs are not allowed to supervise our campers. They are campers with experience who assist and teach younger/newer campers in Paddle-N-More’s Wind-n-Waves Camps.
  • The program is designed to develop the basics of leadership, watersports instruction, professionalism, presentation, and support.
  • CITs are to continually take a learning role and assist lead counselors with development of daily activities.
  • CITs must attend the CIT Development Camp scheduled for July4 to July 8, 2022.
  • CITs practice camp counselor skills by attending 2 additional weeks of our Wind-N-Waves and Junior level camps
  • The CIT position at FLX Adventure Camp through Paddle-N-More is not a paid position.
  • CITs are expected to continue a learning path throughout their time assisting with camps.
  • CITs are expected to be a role model and assist with teaching techniques to younger/newer campers.
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of being a role model.
  • CITs can register for our Boardsports program at a discounted price, but are not considered CITs as this program requires more advanced technique and teaching skills.
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