Don Wheaton

Completion of Grade 7 is required.

The Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) program is a leadership opportunity for youth to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become a camp counsellor. Each CIT must complete the CIT program. Training dates will be shared through the interview process. Following the training, they will take part in a two-week placement at one of our locations. Participants are placed in different day camp programs based on their experience in the CIT program and the Leader-in-Training (LIT) program.

Completion of Grade 7 is required.
CIT participants are volunteers.

Interested youth must register at a YMCA centre or online for the CIT application course. All applicants will be contacted for an interview. Successful candidates will then register for the CIT program and be required to complete a police security clearance and vulnerable persons check. For more information, please contact your nearest YMCA location.

  • Level 1 - The CIT program is designed for participants to acquire necessary skills to become a counsellor, including planning and delivering activities, observing campers in various age groups, asset building, communication, and trust.
  • Level 2 - The second level of the CIT program enhances skills learned in Level 1. Participants will learn new skills including team building, behaviour management, and safety awareness.
  • Level 3 - The third level of the CIT program builds on the previous levels and prepares participants for the step from CIT to counsellor while learning skills such as conflict resolution, leadership, and special-needs integration.
Day & TimeMember FeeNon-Member FeeRegistrationNotes
Jul 02 - Aug 30
Weekdays 8:30am–4:30pm
$155.00$175.00Register Now

Includes FREE Pre-Camp Care from 7:30–8:30am and FREE Post-Camp Care 4:30–5:30pm.
Charges will apply to all late pick-ups after 5:30pm at a rate of $1/minute.


Don Wheaton

View Larger Map 10211 102 AVE NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0A5
Phone: 780-452-9622
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