The Leadership program includes three levels: L1, L2 and CIT – L3. Campers must be at least 13 years old to enroll in L1 and at least 14 years old to enroll in L2. Our CIT – L3 level (Counsellor-In-Training) is reserved for campers 15 years old or over. The Leadership program introduces concepts such as child development and psychology, as well as bullying prevention in a team spirit oriented environment. Also, leaders will get to work directly with Supercamp’s experienced counsellors, and have the opportunity to animate activities in groups. Leadership also organizes and builds camp-wide projects.
Why take part in our Leadership program?
13 year olds
This level introduces the leaders to camp’s general procedures, animation techniques and also includes animation workshops. With at least four hours a week among the groups, L1s will learn about group dynamics led by an experienced counsellor. This program is perfect for participants to gain more confidence in their skills and in themselves.
14 year olds
This level deepens the notions seen in L1 with an added emphasis on child psychology, intervention techniques and the uniqueness of each child. With at least a whole day a week among the groups, L2s become comfortable co-animating and taking in charge of a group during a regular day or camp-wide activities. In addition, please note that this level is not mandatory. However, it is a great preparatory step towards the CIT- L3 level.
15 year olds and older
Levels L1 and L2 are prepatory to our CIT training, but are not mandatory to complete CIT – L3.
CIT – L3 is composed of 4 segments: Theory 1 & 2 and Stage 1 & 2. Each segment must be completed in this order to graduate the program. These sessions can be done consecutively or can be broken up throughout the summer. Theory segments thoroughly explore the ideas and knowledge to ensure safe, efficient and fun animation. Stage 1 is a week of co-animation with an experienced counsellor. During Stage 2, leaders take complete charge of a group of children, supervised by our counsellors at all times. We highly recommend completion of the program in one summer. This is a program recognized by all camps through out Quebec and also in some countries abroad such as France and Belgium.
Certifications of the CIT – L3 level: