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COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM | AGES 15-17 | BORN:2005-2007

COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING

Want to be a summer camp counsellor in the future? Are you looking to gain the skills and knowledge necessary that will assist you in your development to become a future Gryphon Counsellor?  The Counsellor In Training Program has experiential learning and resources to help your development.

COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING

Want to be a summer camp counsellor in the future? Are you looking to gain the skills and knowledge necessary that will assist you in your development to become a future Gryphon Counsellor?  The Counsellor In Training Program has experiential learning and resources to help your development.

Creating Connections

Our Counsellor In Training program allows individuals to get hands-on experience. Through development and facilitation of our Online Clubhouse Program and the opportunity to visit camp and watch programs/camp from a distance, allows CIT's to really understand how to be a better counsellor in the future.

Program Development

While participating in the Counsellor In Training Program, participants will have the opportunity to develop their own group program to be delivered to the campers attending the Gryphon Clubhouse Programs.  This enables the CIT's to have the chance to bring their ideas to reality and deliver their activities.

Teambuilding Activities

When working in a camp environment, it is extremely important for co-counsellors to be able to get along, communicate effectively, trust each other, and be on the 'same page'.  Many of our workshops will also centre around teamwork and having the CIT's work together to solve the challenges.

Fun Workshops

Being a counsellor is a lot of fun, and we role model this within our Counsellor In Training Workshops. The workshops are very experiential and ones that will get everyone understanding the 'mindset' of a counsellor and the value of having fun at work while being safe.

Camp Skills Development

At Gryphon Summer Camps, we take pride in using our expertise at designing and facilitating programs to strengthen those the potentially want to be a counsellor in the future.  We will teach and facilitate trainings that will better assist the CIT's when they are a counsellor and to understand how to prepare for this job in the future.

COUNSELLOR IN TRAINING
Creating Connections
Program Development
Teambuilding Activities
Fun Workshops
Camp Skills Development

*** Is Being A Camp Counsellor In Your Future? ***

Our Counsellor In Training program is designed to showcase the skills that counsellors require to deliver successful and engaging programs. Throughout our program, CIT's will learn the skills necessary for them to become a successful counsellor in the future. Our workshops will be delivered through interactive workshops and experiential learning activities delivered by our senior program facilitators and directors. This training program will allow individuals to gain a better understanding of the 'camp' workstyle.

While participating in this program, participants will gain an understanding of the skills necessary to work with campers along with understanding the Gryphon Camp policies. The program will prepare you with the 'tools' necessary to be a great counsellor in the future and allow you to grow in confidence when working with children and facilitating programs. This program is ideal for those that are not quite of age but wish to be a counsellor soon.
 
CIT's will have the opportunity to design and facilitate their own Gryphon programs and activities that they will offer the camp community at different times during the month program. This will enable them to utilize skills from the program and be recognized for their hard work by receiving volunteer hours for their hard work and contribution.
 
Significant Training: Each CIT will receive a well thought out and designed manual that will contain resources and allow for individual learning about being a counsellor, and other materials that benefit their programming. The Gryphon Summer Camps Program Facilitators and Director, work together closely to create a strong support structure for everyone. Our senior camp leadership team are positive role models that will always be there to assist and encourage self-development. Counsellor In Training participants will be seen as candidates for future employment at Gryphon Summer Camps.
 
Program Timelines: The Counsellor In Training Program is a four week program during the month of July.
July 5th-8th (Tuesday-Friday): 9am-3pm
July 12th-15th (Tuesday-Friday): 9am-3pm
July 18th-22nd (Monday-Friday): 8:30am-4:30pm (In-Camp Practical Experience)
July 25th-29th (Monday-Friday): 8:30am-4:30pm (In-Camp Practical Experience)
 

 

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