Counselor-In-Training Director

To manage and assist with the training, performance and evaluation of Counselors-In-Training.

Sponsoring YMCA

Camp Kon-O-Kwee Branch YMCA


Fombell, PA 16123-9802

Camp Information

YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer
126 Nagel Road
Fombell, PA 16123

Job Description

  • Train CITS in a variety of skills and techniques used in work as a counselor including behavior management techniques, program development and delivery, child development and group management.
  • Assist with creating protocols within cabins, villages and camp as they pertain to the CIT program.
  • Inform Associate Executive Director of any CIT, staff or camper problems.
  • As appropriate, speak with CITs and their parents and log conversations.
  • Create and implement a method of evaluation of performance for individual CITs and the program.
  • Work with staff members on integrating CITs into cabins and program areas, allowing for mentoring and increased responsibility as appropriate.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff performance in general camp activities and program areas.
  • Work with designated staff to maintain program success.
  • Act as a liaison between villages and senior leadership regarding CITs.
  • Assist in the delivery of staff training through specific training sessions and as general support.
  • Participate in and contribute to planning meetings with Associate Executive Director.
  • Help provide an atmosphere for developing good morale and well-being among the camp family.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings to discuss, plan, and evaluate camp sessions.
  • Evaluate current season and make recommendations for the following summer.
  • Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.


  • Previous camp staff experience.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in an outdoor setting.
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group.
  • Ability to implement strategies for leadership instruction for teens and young adults.
  • Ability to evaluate performance and give constructive feedback.
  • Ability to teach peers skills needed to follow behavior management techniques.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Ability and experience in supervising campers and staff.
  • Good character, integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • College student or relevant experience.

Essential Functions

  • Be able to lift 20 pounds.
  • Be able to carry 15 pounds through varying elevations.
  • Walk, hike, and run in varying terrain and elevations.
  • Have the ability to work long, hot, and busy days.



Room and board provided


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