CIT (Counselor-in-training)

In the CIT program, youth aged 14-16 are empowered as community leaders as they learn the skills needed to work as counselors-in-training at Saint Columba House’s day camp. Youth receive trainings on topics such as planning and animating activities, managing challenging behaviour, active listening, and healthy communication strategies while practicing those skills by volunteering in Saint Columba House’s After School program. Come June, youth are hired as counselors-in-training and work full time at our Day Camp, building community and acting as role models for the children attending camp, as well as gaining hands-on experience often leading to future employment.

For more information, contact our Youth Programs Coordinator at