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make fun stuff, learn new skills, lead young campers

new for 7th-9th grade students!

Our CIT (counselor-in-training) experience has gone through a big transformation over the past 3 summers, and has come out the other side as our best CIT Studio ever!

For Summer 2022, rising 7th-9th graders are welcome to join us as CITs at any of our camp location. The CIT Studio program is a combination of project-making, project *designing* and hands-on help with campers in the classroom.

CITs spend the first part of the day working together as a group. The morning starts with a creative project – for the middle school age level – to get their maker-minds warmed up. Then they break up into pairs to research and design their own projects to lead with the campers. They also have discussions around leadership, working with children, and “how to design a how-to” for a specific age group.

During the second half of the day, CITs work hands-on with campers in their classrooms. CIT pairs are matched with a specific class to work with over the course of the week. They assist the instructor, and help the campers with their projects. At the end of the week, CITs lead their *own* project – the one they’ve been developing over the week – with their camper class. Some of this year’s new projects at Curious Jane were inspired by CIT creations from last summer!

For our campers, CITs are definitely one of their favorite parts of the CJ experience. 

 

[The program is designed around a one-week experience, and we ask that CITs sign up for no more than 2 weeks – both so as not to repeat too much, and also to give as many people as possible a chance to participate.]