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CIT program for rising 7th – 9th grade girls.

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Rising 10th graders may apply as a volunteer. Rising 11th–12th graders may apply as Junior Counselors. Please see Camp Hiring.

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CIT overview

Our counselor-in-training program is open to girls entering 7th–9th grades in Fall 2019. It is a great opportunity for girls to help younger students and to contribute and grow as part of a strong group. In fact, I started with CJ as a CIT myself (9 years ago!) and I'm delighted the CIT program has become such a strong part of the Curious Jane experience!

This summer, we are increasing our expectations and structurer of the CIT program, for the benefit of the girls who join it. Please read below for more information, and please keep in mind that returning CITs must also apply again each year.

Very Sincerely, Alia

New this year – application deadlines

Due to the large number of applicants, we will be reviewing applications and sending CIT invitations according to the following dates (this applies to new and returning CITs)
1. First Round of Applications –– apply by January 15th, notified by February 1st
2. Second Round of Applications –– apply by March 1st, notified by March 15th

what you will gain from the CIT experience

  • Guidance and responsibility while with working with young girls in a fun, supportive environment

  • Leadership training, prior to starting, via CIT training session

  • Experience for future work and volunteer experience

  • Letter of reference (upon request) for applications to high school or other volunteer positions

  • A chance to engage with other girls her age in a collaborative environment

 

Who Is Eligible + What’s Expected

  • The CIT program is open to rising 7th-9th graders, with Berkeley Carroll limited to rising 9th graders.

  • CITs have real responsibilities. We expect them to take the commitment seriously.

  • CITs commit to a two-week session. We have limited one-week sessions available as well.

  • We place one CIT per classroom. This CIT helps alongside the instructor and counselor. 

  • CITs are at the program from 8:30am–3:45pm. They have responsibilities like greeting girls in the morning, helping girls with their projects in class, setting up snacks, etc, and being supportive and enthusiastic members of the group!

  • New CITs are invited to attend one day of training at our Gowanus workspace (dates listed below). They have fun and learn a lot!

manhattan and brooklyn Summer 2019 Cit Program Dates

Berkeley Carroll (Park Slope), rising 8th & 9th grades only:
Session 1 – Monday July 8th – Friday July 19th
Session 2 – Monday July 22nd – Friday August 2nd
Session 3 – Monday August 5th – Friday August 16th

International School of Brooklyn (all sessions FULL):
Session 1 – Monday July 8th – Friday July 19th (FULL)
Session 2 – Monday July 22nd – Friday August 2nd (FULL)
Session 3 – Monday August 5th – Friday August 16th (FULL)

Pine Street School (Financial District):
Session 1 – Monday July 8th – Friday July 19th
Session 2 – Monday July 22nd – Friday August 2nd

Marymount (Upper East Side):
Session 1 – Monday July 15th – Friday July 26th
Session 2 – Monday July 29th – Friday August 9th
Session 3* – Monday August 12th – Friday August 16th

Corlears (Chelsea):
Session 1 – Monday July 8th – Friday July 19th
Session 2 – Monday July 22nd – Friday August 2nd
Session 3* – Monday August 5th – Friday August 9th

Alexander Robertson (UWS):
Session 1 – Monday July 8th – Friday July 19th
Session 2 – Monday July 22nd – Friday August 2nd

*denotes one-week session 

NYC CIt training dates – required! – saturday march 30th

We have a new training session for CITs this year and all CITs (new and returning) are asked to attend. Due to the large size of the group, we have broken it into two sessions. The training is just one hour, and there are cafes (and Whole Foods!) nearby for parents to wait.
CITs for our ISB location – 9:30 - 10:30am (Saturday, March 30th)
CITs for all other locations – 11am - 12noon (Saturday, March 30th)
**if you have a conflict with this date, please email us: cit@curiousjanecamp.com


For CIT sessions in San Francisco, Berkeley and Denver – please follow the application process as described below. These are smaller (just as wonderful!) programs, and we will reply directly with details. Session dates match the camp dates at these locations, with two-week sessions at our San Francisco and Berkeley locations, and two- and one-week sessions at our Denver location.


Program Fee

We are committed to offering our CITs a valuable experience and we also value their help in the classroom. Please note there is a nominal fee in support of this structured program.
Manhattan and Brooklyn: $600 total for the two week commitment. $300 for the one week sessions, noted with an (*) above.
San Francisco, Berkeley, Denver: $400 total for the two week commitment. $200 for any one week sessions, noted with an (*) above.

How to Apply

We are committed to making this a growing experience for the girls, from start to finish. The first step is for your daughter to send us a short essay about her interest in being a CIT. Once this has been accepted, we will send you a link to register her for the program.

  1. How to Apply -- To apply, your daughter should send all her information in the body of an email, following these three important steps:
    (i) Write a short, personable essay about why you would like to be a CIT and include any experience (in school or out) that would be good for us to know.
    (ii) Include the location(s) and session(s) of your choice, in order of preference.
    (iii) Copy a parent on your email, and send it to us at cit@curiousjanecamp.com

  2. Important Dates – Applications submitted between December 1 and January 15th will be considered in the first round of applications, and notified by February 1st. Applications submitted between January 16th and March 1st will be considered in the second round of applications, and notified by March 15th.

  3. What comes next? – We will review all applications submitted in each round, and, if we have a space for your daughter to join us, we will send an email invitation for you to register. Our CIT program has become overwhelmingly popular and we cannot accept all who are interested. We’re very sorry about this and wish that we could!

  4. How to Register -- Once we accept the email application, we will send you a link to register. Please do so within a week so that your spot is confirmed.

Thank you -- we are thrilled to be truly “powered by girls!”

All of us at Curious Jane