WHAT IS THE C.I.T PROGRAM?
Andover Recreation will be offering a Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T) program for Andover residents entering grades 8, 9, or 10. This program is designed to give those selected the opportunity to learn and develop leadership and teamwork skills at one of our popular summer day programs. The C.I.T program is the perfect fit for those students who want to not only improve on leadership and responsibility, but also want to experience aspects of being a true program counselor. The program will provide students with training and hands on experience with day to day activities, under the supervision of program Directors and Recreation Staff.
Interested participants can pick up/print out the C.I.T Application Packet beginning on January 7th, either at the Recreation Office (36 Bartlet St. 2nd Floor), or on our website: www.AndoverRec.com. C.I.Ts should thoughtfully fill out the Application Packet in its entirety and return it in person to the Andover Recreation office by the March 29th deadline. Applications will not be reviewed if they are incomplete. Andover Recreation Staff will review applications and acceptance/rejection notifications will be sent out on April 26th. If accepted, C.I.Ts should visit or call the office (978-623-8340) to register for desired weeks. Registration is based on a first-come first-serve basis. C.I.T training will be announced in June, and is mandatory. You may not participate in the C.I.T program if you do not attend training.
HOW DOES THE C.I.T PROGRAM WORK?
The C.I.T program will run in conjunction with our three popular summer programs; Rec Park Playground, All Day Discovery, and Beach Buddies, which run for seven weeks. Once C.I.Ts have applied and have been accepted, they can register for which specific week or weeks they would like to attend. Andover Recreation staff will ultimately determine which program C.I.Ts will be placed at (applicants may note their preferred location on their application, but these requests are not guaranteed).
Through supervised group leadership opportunities C.I.Ts will learn the skills and responsibilities that are required to become an effective leader. While C.I.Ts are not technically staff members, they are treated with the utmost respect and are groomed to potentially take on the role of a counselor in the future. Please note that participation in this program does NOT guarantee being hired as a staff member. C.I.Ts take from the program what they put into it.
COSTIf selected, schedule & cost are as follows:
January 7 Application Packet available online and in office
March 29 Deadline to submit C.I.T Application Packet
April 1-April 12 Interviews will be set up with applicants
April 26 Acceptance/Rejection decisions mailed out
June 10 Accepted C.I.T deadline to register for weeks
TBD Mandatory training for all accepted C.I.Ts
Andover residents only, may apply for the C.I.T program • Cost: $100 per week
Schedule: The C.I.T day is from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (Extended morning and afternoon care is available for an additional cost)
*Please note that participation in this program does NOT guarantee being hired as a staff member.