Dear CIT Applicant and Parent,
We are excited about the upcoming camping season. This Packet contains vital information regarding the registration process the Application, Reference Forms, Health Forms, Media Consent, Social Networking, & Allergy Forms. Please read all of the instructions carefully before filling out the CIT Application. If selected as a CIT, the confirmation email will sent and necessary dates for workshops to assist your child in preparation for the summer camp experience will be included. The workshops will include instructions of things to expect and how to get ready for the summer. Please note that CIT standing will be pending until receipt of the completed application with the three references by the May 31 . Health History Forms must be returned by June 20th.
*** We anticipate a greater number of applicants for CIT positions this coming summer than in past years. Applications will be judged based on the following: the neatness, promptness and completeness of the application; the insight provided by the essay; and the testimony of the references. Please see the section below on CIT Selection for more information about the application and selection process.
Please know that the demand for camp is great and space fills up quickly.
We pray that you all have a wonderful year, and look forward to seeing you soon at St. Vladimir’s Camp!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Dn. Daniel & Matushka Catrina Kovalak
Counselors-in-Training (CIT) Selection:
To apply for St. Vladimir’s Camp Younger Session you must be 17 or 18 years of age . To apply for the NJSST you must be 18-20 years of age. CITs are assigned to a veteran counselor and are delegated responsibilities in the supervision of younger campers, for which they are compensated. The deadline to apply to be a CIT is May 31. After careful consideration, up to 2 CITs positions per session will be chosen. Email notification of selection will be sent prior to June 10th.
All CIT applications must include three references: one from your parish priest, one by a former or current teacher or coach, and one personal reference from an adult whom you have known for at least three years—someone with whom you are in daily or regular contact. The forms are included with this application packet and it is the applicant’s responsibility to see that they either collect the completed, sealed references and include them with the application or make sure they are returned to the Directors by the May 31 deadline. Please follow the confidentiality instructions carefully.
For an application to be considered, we must receive both
1) a fully-completed Application Form
2) your reference letters by May 31, or the CIT’s spot may be forfeited
If a cancellation is absolutely necessary please notify us as soon as possible so that we may find a replacement.
All CITs should be covered by their family policy. While St Vladimir’s Camp will act as guarantor, any costs incurred by the Camp in providing required treatment for doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, etc., will be billed to the parents.
This medical form must be filled out in its entirety by you and the CIT’s doctor, and mailed to our office no later than June 20th or the CIT’s spot may be forfeited. There will be a $25 fee for any forms received late.
A 5” x 7” unique cabin picture and an all camp picture will be taken during the camping session. Also, a souvenir video will be taped during each camping session.
Life at camp takes full advantage of our outdoor setting. Activities include field sports, swimming, crafts. Rainy days are a frequent occurrence, so rain gear is a must.
All CITs are expected to act in ways appropriate to an Orthodox Christian setting. While all disciplinary action will be taken to attempt resolution on site, the Camp Director reserves the right to immediately dismiss CITs for gross violations of camp rules. Parents will be responsible for arranging and covering costs for their child’s early departure.