Come learn and apply leadership skills at camp! Our Gears and CITs programs are designed for high school-aged campers who want to get more involved by giving back. In Gears campers keep the dining hall running smoothly, and the CIT (Counselor-in-Training) program transitions youth from camper to potential staff. Applications are available below. Deadline to apply is December 15th, and applicants will be informed of decisions come January of 2022.

 

GEARS: Grade 10-12

*application process

Click here: GEARS APPLICATION

This program is for high school-aged campers who want to get more involved in camp by giving back. Gears campers help to keep the dining hall running smoothly by leading meals with the Dining Hall Director, making announcements, sharing dietary information, leading kitchen patrol with other units, doing dishes and having fun working as a team. Participants can expect to work hard and play hard while still experiencing the magic of camp. Applications will be made available in late November 2021 and decisions will be made in January 2022.

 

CIT (Counselor-in-Training): Grade 11-12

*application process

Click here: CIT APPLICATION

Camp Namanu’s 2-year Counselor in Training (CIT) program transitions youth from campers to potential staff members. CITs follow a dynamic leadership curriculum designed to teach them about child development, behavior management, communication, decision-making and leadership. These young leaders receive mentoring, weekly feedback, gain meaningful real-life experiences, and are empowered to make and live by their own good decisions. Applications will be made available in late November 2021 and decisions will be made in January 2022.

  • The program curriculum is split between two summers:
    • CIT 1 – Program participants attend sessions 5, 6, and 7 in their first summer.
    • CIT 2 – Program participants attend sessions 1, 2, 3, & 4 in their second summer. A program graduation ceremony will be held at the end of session 4.

 

 

Online registration is restricted 7 calendar days prior to the session or program start date.  To register within 7 days prior to a session start date, you must call the Registrar at 971-340-1608, or email ssibold@campfirecolumbia.org. Please note that the Registrar office hours are Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.