Counselor in Training (CIT)

Activity Level: Low to Moderate: CITs may be exposed to bees, environmental elements and may participate in our high ropes challenge course.

Who? All active FLOC students or Leaders in Action alumni in 10th,  11th or 12th grade during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Where? The FLOC Outdoor Education Center (OEC) located at 671 FLOC Way in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (google maps link here?)

When? 3 separate sessions, CITs may select just one, or choose to attend all 3.
12pm on Monday, July 8th– 1 pm on Friday, July 12th
12pm on Monday, July 22nd– 1 pm on Friday, July 26th
12pm on Monday, July 29th – 1 pm on August 2nd

What? Each summer we create an opportunity for our 10th-12th grade students from both our DC and West Virginia programs who have demonstrated exceptional leadership to return to camp as a peer leader. Our CITs serve as the bridge between our middle school campers and our counselor staff, while learning valuable skills for future endeavors: academic or professional. CITs are tasked with assisting with daily camp activities, leading younger campers by example, reporting concerns to counselors or senior staff, and being an encouraging presence throughout camp weeks. Because we value their role and their time commitment, CITs are able to earn up 32 service learning hours for each week that they serve in their position. In order to be considered, students must have demonstrated good decision making and leadership skills by participation during FLOC Leadership Explorers Camp and have submitted a thoughtfully completed CIT application.

If your camper is interested in applying, but is not able to attend Leadership Explorers camp or if you have any other questions about the Counselor in Training Program, please contact the OEC Program Coordinator, Deidra Goodwin at dgoodwin@floc.org.

Risk Management Statement

All adventure activities offered by FLOC are led by trained staff, following industry guidelines, and are subject to weather cancellations.  Our field team includes at least one staff member with advanced wilderness first aid skills and all other staff are American First Aid/CPR & AED certified.  All canoeing is done with an American Canoe Association certified staff member and all challenge course activities are led by trained and certified facilitators through Vestal Gap Ventures, LLC.  FLOC take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of all participants and maintains quarterly inspection reports.  All adventure activities will have a certain level of risk involved and participants should fully understand the risks of such activities.  FLOC’s CIT program will uses the High Ropes challenge course and participants will be exposed to heights up to 26 feet high.  Furthermore, CIT’s may be exposed to bees, may get wet and handle chemical equipment and at times may be exposed to heat and other weather elements.

Limitations:

Age/Grade: High School Students (10th grade or older)

Weight: 45 lbs. to 300 lbs.

Height: Must be taller than 42 inches