"Character through Camping"

Our Teen Leadership Programs give your teen a chance to develop their skills working with campers, their team, and our staff of mentors. Designed for high school students, the CIT program concentrates on building the skills needed to be an effective counselor and youth mentor. We emphasize understanding children, respecting diversity, developing leadership and teaching values. During the second week, campers have the opportunity to practice these skills while assisting in a cabin. Campers return from the CIT program as leaders in their community.  Staff are specifically trained to mentor this age group. Your teen can earn community service hours toward graduation and letters of reference will be written upon request.


Counselor In Training (Ages 15-17)

The first week of the CIT-1 session focuses on learning effective leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving, and how to be a positive role model to youth. CIT-1's spend the second week of their session shadowing a camp counselor and working directly with a group of campers to assist in activities. No experience required. The weekend stay-over is included with the camp fee.

Dates Available for 2017

Weeks 2-3 (June 18-30)
Weeks 7-8 (July 23- Aug 4)
Weeks 9-10 (Aug 6 – Aug 18)

Tiered Pricing

Tier A: $820

Tier B: $759

Tier C: $697

 

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Counselor In Training - Wilderness Trips (Ages 15-17)

The next step for a teen looking to gain leadership skills and experience with youth is to go through our CIT – Wilderness Trips program.  This 2 week program is designed like the normal CIT session but will present the materials in the context of leading campers on overnight trips.  The first week is spent at camp going through our leadership curriculum and practicing hands on camping skills.  During the weekend, the CITs form even tighter bonds as they go on a 2 night 3 day pack out to practice their skills.  During the second week the CITs will facilitate overnight trips, with the guidance of our counselors, for campers in our resident camp program.  Each CIT will have the chance to plan, coordinate and lead campers on overnight campouts.  Teens who have completed both CIT and CIT- Wilderness Trips will have a much higher likelihood of being hired if they pursue working at YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya.  

All campers in Wilderness CIT must have completed a physical performed by a physician within 12 months prior to coming to camp. A copy of the completed physical should be sent to: "YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya, Attn: Business Manager,  12101 Y Camp Rd, Suring WI, 54174" after registration.

Physician Form 

Dates Available for 2017

Weeks 5-6 : July 9 - 21

 

Tiered Pricing

Tier A: $820

Tier B: $759

Tier C: $697

 


Assistant Counselor (Ages 16-17)

The final step in our leadership program, Assistant Counselors will partner with a different cabin group each week to develop group management strategies, assist in running large and small group activities, and learn what it truly takes to become a well-rounded counselor. They will also experience how camp operates behind-the-scenes as they work in the Camp Store, participate in staff meetings, and learn the ins and outs of scheduling a full camp.  The first week will be spent working in cabins.  The second week is spent working as a team doing service and support projects around camp.  

Dates Available for 2017

Weeks 2-3 (June 18-23)

Weeks 5-6 (July 9-21)
Weeks 7-8 (July 23- Aug 4)
Weeks 9-10 (Aug 6 – Aug 18) 

$150 per 2 week session.  This fee covers the cost of the leadership counselor assinged to mentor each AC.

 

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