2018 Counselor in Training Application
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for current or former Smirkus campers, ages 16 to 18, who possess lots of enthusiasm, responsibility, and desire to maybe be a counselor someday!
Individuals accepted into the CIT program will work one-on-one with an experienced mentor counselor throughout the camp session. CITs will perform all of the tasks that their mentor counselor does, first as an observer, next with guidance from their mentor, and finally flying solo with staff nearby for backup. CITs will also meet daily as a group with a camp administrator for sharing, reflection, plus special topics and activities.

CITs are expected to be great role models for the campers in the dorms, in the tents and during all activities. CITs also aid in the creation, setup and implementation of non-circus activities at camp. While the CITs do not participate in the circus activities with campers, they will learn various spotting techniques that will allow them to aid the staff with circus training. This program will give participants a behind the scenes look at what it means to be a counselor and what it takes to make Smirkus Camp a safe and fun environment for all of those involved. Upon completion CITs will be honored at a recognition ceremony they’re sure to remember!

There are at least two Counselor-In-Training positions available in all sessions except for Session V. While applicants may indicate which session they would prefer to attend, placement in that session is not guaranteed. The CIT program charge helps to cover the cost of training,meals, lodging, certificate, a CIT T-shirt, as well as an amazing Smirkus leadership experience!

The CIT Applications are due December 1, 2017. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered for the CIT program.

CIT Full Name *
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CIT Age in June *
CIT Email Address *
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What is your phone number?
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Which sessions are you available to attend as a CIT? Check all that apply *
Are you registered as a camper for any Smirkus Camp Session? Check all that apply
Why do you want to be a CIT at Smirkus Camp? *
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What do you anticipate being the most challenging aspect of the CIT experience? *
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What talents, traits, or skills do you possess that set you apart from others? *
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If you were to offer an activity during an afternoon program, what would it be? *
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Describe your leadership experience. *
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How have you worked with kids? *
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Please let us know what times you are available for a phone interview. Check all that apply *
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