Leadership Program at Menzies

These specially designed leadership programs will show you how to develop and lead camp programs; all while improving your problem-solving skills and having fun with camp friends.  A chance to gain supervised hands-on experience working with younger campers. 

Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T.) or Wangler-in-Training (W.I.T.) Fee:$400

*Prerequisite: At least 15 years old or entering 10th grade                        

Improve your leadership skills and learn about the needs of children in the camp setting.  Explore the basics of developing and delivering camp program and camp operations.  W.I.T.’s will shadow riding staff at the horse corral and must have horseback riding experience.  Sleep in tents.

Advanced C.I.T. or W.I.T. Fee:$450

*Prerequisite: At least 16 years old or entering 11th grade and completion of the C.I.T. program or its equivalent

Focus on camp management and gain practical experience in various areas of the camp operation.  Practice your leadership and program skills while working with younger campers.  Sleep in tents.

Registration Steps for CIT, WIT, Advanced CIT and Advanced WIT Participants:

Step 1-Registration

Register for your choice of program online using the links listed on the table below or by using the 2013 Camp Menzies Registration Form.  Click Here for Camp Registration Information.

Step 2-Application and References

Once you receive confirmation of placement into the program, complete a CIT or WIT application form and send it to:
Camp Menzies Director, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, 6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819. 
If this is your first summer as a CIT or WIT at Menzies, have three references complete the appropriate reference form and mail them in to the office. 

Step 3-Survey and Interview

After we have received your application and references you will receive an acceptance e-mail or letter with a skills assessment to complete and bring to camp.  Advanced CIT and WIT participants may go through a phone interview with the leadership director 2 weeks prior to the start of their session.  More details will be included with the acceptance letter.

Program

Number
of Days

Dates

Session

 

CIT Group 1

15

June 25-July 13

3 & 6*

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WIT Group 1

15

June 25-July 13

3 & 6*

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CIT Group 2

17

July 16-August 6

9, 11 & 12

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WIT Group 2

17

July 16-August 6

9, 11 & 12

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Advanced CIT Group 1

26

June 18-July 20

1, 3, 6 & 8*

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Advanced WIT Group 1

26

June 18-July 20

1, 3, 6 & 8*

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Advanced CIT Group 2

26

July 16-August 12

9, 11, 12 & 13*

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Advanced WIT Group 2

26

July 16-August 12

9, 11, 12 & 13*

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*Participants will return home between sessions

Click Here to Download the CIT application
Click Here to Download the CIT Reference Form
Click Here to Download the WIT Application
Click Here to Download the WIT Reference Form
Click here to Download the Advanced CIT-WIT Supplemental Application Form
Click Here to Download the Apprentice CIT-WIT Supplemental Application Form

Apprentice C.I.T. or W.I.T. Fee:$350

*Prerequisite: At least 17 years old or entering 12th grade and completion of the C.I.T./W.I.T. program or it’s equivalent

Use your leadership and program skills as you work under the supervision of camp staff, in units, or at your favorite specialty area.  Carry out an individual project and learn more about camp management.  In an effort to provide more flexibility for girls participating in the Apprentice CIT/WIT program each girl will create an individualized schedule with the camp director prior to the start of the summer season.  This will include attending one of three orientation weekends and three to six of our camp sessions or weekend programs. 

Registration Steps for Apprentice CIT and Apprentice WIT Participants:

Step 1-Registration

Register for the Apprentice CIT or WIT program online or by using the 2012 Camp Menzies Registration Form.  Click Here for Registration Information.

Step 2-Application and Interview

Once you receive confirmation of placement into the program, complete the appropriate application form and send it to: Camp Menzies Director, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, 6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819.  If this is your first summer as a CIT/WIT at Menzies, have three references complete the appropriate reference forms and mail them in to the office.  The Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director will contact the applicant to schedule an interview once the application is received.

Step 3-Choose an Orientation Weekend

Each Apprentice CIT/WIT will be required to attend one of the following orientation weekends at Camp Menzies, during the weekend girls will work with the leadership director on their individualized project and finalize their summer schedules. Transportation to camp will be provided.

Saturday, May 26-Monday, May 28
Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3
Friday, June 8-Sunday, June 10

Step 4-Set up your schedule

During your orientation weekend you will finalize your schedule with the Leadership Director.  In order to complete the training you should plan to attend at least three of our summer camp sessions or programs, you may attend more if you wish to.  We will provide transportation to and from all programs provided that you are staying for the entire program.  In addition to our regular resident camp sessions you can also choose to attend the following weekend programs:

Troop Camping at Menzies: Friday, August 17-Sunday, August 20
Family Camp, Session 1: Friday, August 24-Sunday, August 26
Family Camp, Session 2: Saturday, September 1-Monday, September 3
Trailblazers: Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9

Click Here for the 2012 Summer Resident Camp Dates

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