CILT Program

Counselors in Leadership Training

Counselors-in-Leadership-Training (CILTs) will learn leadership and basic job skills in a fun camp environment. Field trips, lock-ins, and time with friends are high points of the CILT experience. Open to ages 13+. 

In a time when teenagers are becoming increasingly more glued to technology, our camp takes these teens and thrusts them into nature, teaching them valuable lessons about the outside world, while simultaneously molding them into capable young adults. Counselors-in-Leadership-Training is an experience-based learning program. Our CILTs are a valued part of our summer camps, where they will develop friendships, leadership skills, and an appreciation for hard work and the great outdoors.

They will be given the chance to shadow counselors, and learn from them as their mentors and guides. Rather than just assisting with the groups, our CILTs will be given the opportunity to lead activities and projects, and even design curriculum themselves; because the best way to learn is by leading. There will be weekly leadership trainings and CILTs will set specific and achievable goals for the summer. The CILT program is one part structured learning, one part self-guided leadership, and a heaping helping of fun and adventure. 

Locations

  • Estes/Koontz
  • Haw Creek
  • Sand Hill
  • Black Mountain Primary
  • UNC Asheville Kellogg Center
  • YMCA Youth Services at Beaverdam
  • McDowell East and West

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