Hawk Ridge Counselor-in-Training Program
The Hammond Hawk Ridge Counselor-in-Training Program (HHR-CIT) is a great opportunity for students currently 14 – 17 years old who want to further develop their leadership and communication skills as well as gain experience in planning and instructing activities for children enrolled in Hammond’s Hawk Ridge Full Day Summer Camp.
This program is an excellent opportunity to strengthen leadership skills that will impact each participate throughout their life and teach them how to effectively work with children. An HHR-CIT is a camper enrolled in a specialized camp leadership program. Through practical experience these campers will learn about behavior management, health and safety, communication, decision-making, team building and more.
- To provide an opportunity for youth (14 – 17 years old) to strengthen their leadership and communication skills, gain knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices of working with young children, and having an enjoyable and educational Hammond Summer experience.
- To develop future leaders for summer camp and as they journey into adulthood.
- To develop and build on skills such as teamwork, communication, setting goals, and making plans to achieve them, making decisions, handling conflicts and resolving problems.
- Presenting and leading to both large and small groups.
- To learn how to effectively work with children.
The goal of the program is to provide HHR-CIT’s the opportunity to gain confidence, pride and a sense of community and accomplishment.
The HHR-CIT curriculum is designed to provide every participant with firsthand experiences of activity development, communication, being a role model and above all being a leader within the community.
HHR-CIT participants that are accepted into the program will receive an acceptance letter from the Director of Summer Programs, two Hammond Hawk Ridge Counselor-in-Training t-shirts and manual.
Hammond Hawk Ridge Counselor-in-Training participants are chosen through an application process, which includes a written application, three references, interviews as needed, and other necessary forms. Participates must complete the required application and necessary paperwork, and submit them to the Director of Summer Programs. Applications must be submitted prior to Wednesday, May 1, 2013, as late applications will not be considered for admission. HHR-CIT’s are able to withdraw from the program however applicants are strongly encouraged to be committed to being in the program for a minimum of three-weeks when they apply. Participation in the program does not guarantee employment at Hammond as a Summer Camp Counselor, nor is participation in the program required to later apply to be a part of the Summer Camp staff.
The Hammond Hawk Ridge CIT Program will accept a limited number of applicants per season, and not all applicants may be accepted. Hammond School reserves the right to conduct interviews, reference checks of applicants, and reserves the right to deny applicants.
The Hammond Hawk Ridge CIT program participation is on a volunteer basis. Participates will be charged a program fee that contains program enrollment for three consecutive weeks, all scheduled field trips, camp activities, two Summer Camp t-shirts, and an educational curriculum. Participants will need to bring their own lunch to camp each day.
Participants are to be at Hammond Hawk Ridge Summer Camp each day for at least three consecutive weeks from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
The Director of Summer Programs and the Summer Hawk Ridge Coordinator will provide all HHR-CIT participant’s lunch either on or off campus to enjoy connecting and networking with fellow HHR-CIT’s by sharing their experiences and discussing any issues and/or concerns they may be experiencing at camp.
HHR-CIT luncheons will be held on Friday’s every two weeks:
June 14, June 28, July 12 and July 26
There will be two leadership seminars throughout the summer with one being held in June and the other in July. HHR-CIT participants are required to attend one of them. Details regarding these seminars will be provided to the participants.
Leadership Seminar on June 21st from 9 AM - 12 PM with guest speaker Dr. Kirk Randazzo from USC. Dr. Randazzo serves as the Director of the Carolina Leadership Initiative.
Leadership Seminar on July 12th from 9 AM - 12 PM. TBA.
HHR-CIT Tuition: $285.00
The tuition fee includes program enrollment for three consecutive weeks, attending all scheduled field trips and camp activities, two Summer Camp t-shirts, and an educational curriculum.
Weekly Tuition: $95.00
The weekly tuition fee is for participants that continue to attend the program after the initial three consecutive weeks.
Click here to apply for the Hawk Ridge Counselor-in-Training Program
Deadline to apply for 2013 is on Wednesday, May 1st.
Kevin N. White, Ed.S.
Director of Summer Programs
Tari Goodwin, Summer Camp Coordinator
Summer Camp Office: 803.776.0295, ext. 2002
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