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    Kid City Summer Camp

    Counselor-in-Training

    Application

     

    The goal of the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is to provide 8th-10th grade students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and gain experience in a work environment while being mentored by hard-working and enthusiastic college-aged counselors and staff. CITs will gain hands-on experience working with children in grades K-4 and will engage those children in summer day camp activities.

     

    Kid City Summer Camp ₪  City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation₪      401 N. Morton, Ste. 250

    Bloomington, IN 47401₪    phone: 812-349-3731 ₪    fax: 812-349-3785

    email: weyersa@bloomington.in.gov₪ ; pattisol@bloomington.in.gov

        www.bloomington.in.gov/kidcity

     

     

     

     

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

     

    Name:   ______________________________________________________ 

    Date of Birth :___/___/_______ Gender:  M   F

    Address: _____________________________________________________________

    City: _____________________________  State: _____________________ 

    Zip Code: ___________________  Phone: __________________________

    Parent/Guardian’s Name:  _____________________________________________________________

    Work/Cell Phone: _________________ Email: _______________________

    How did you hear about the program? _____________________________________________________________

    Have you been a CIT at Kid City before? Y   N   If yes, when? _____________________________________________

     

     

     

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

     

    1. Fill out all Personal Information and Education Information.
    2. Answer all General Questions.
    3. Attach an essay response to one of the topics given in this application.
    4. You will need two recommendations to be considered for the CIT program. There are two recommendation forms in this application packet. One recommender must be a current or former teacher. The other recommender must be someone who knows you through involvement in your community, i.e. a coach, someone you volunteer for, a mentor, someone from church, or someone you have worked for. Relatives are not to be recommenders.
    5. Once you have your completed application, recommendations, and essay, submit all parts of your application by April 5, 2019 by mail or fax to:

     

    City of Bloomington

    Parks and Recreation

    401 N. Morton, Ste. 250

    Bloomington, IN 47401

    812-349-3785

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    EDUCATION INFORMATION

     

    Current School: ________________________________________________

    Current Grade: _______

    Favorite Classes:_______________________________________________

    Additional School Activities:  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    GENERAL QUESTIONS

     

    In what types of recreational activities and sports do you participate? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    What qualities do you think a good counselor should have? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

     

     

    Why do you want to be a CIT (include what specific skills you would like to gain from being a CIT and what goals being a CIT can help you reach)?

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    What do you feel you can contribute to the CIT program? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    What experiences have you had working with others (i.e. babysitting, community service, sports teams, scouting, etc.)? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

     

    Is there anything else you feel it is important for us to know about you? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

     

    ESSAY TOPICS

     

    You will need to write an essay response to one of the two topics listed below. In the heading of your essay, please let us know which topic you are addressing. Your essay should consist of 500-750 thoughtful words.

     

    Topic 1: Does any specific attribute, quality, or skill distinguish you from everyone else? How did you develop this attribute?

     

    Topic 2: What are the most important extracurricular or community activities that you have

    participated in? What made you join these activities?

     

     

    By signing below I am affirming that the responses in this application are all true and all contents are original thoughts from the applicant.

     

     

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    Applicant Signature                                                                      Date

     

     

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    Parent/Guardian Signature                                                            Date

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kid City Summer Camp

    Counselor-in-Training

    Recommendation

     

     

    RECOMMENDATION INSTRUCTIONS

     

    1. Please fully answer all questions about the applicant that you feel able to answer based on your relationship with the applicant on a separate piece of paper or feel free to articulate your responses to these questions in the form of a letter.
    2. Please attach your answers or letter to this signed form.
    3. You will return the recommendation to the applicant who will submit the recommendation along with the other application materials.

     

    Recommender’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Applicant’s Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________

    1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
    2. Why do you believe this person would be interested in a CIT program?
    3. What leadership skills and experience does this applicant possess?
    4. How does the applicant relate to his/her peers?
    5. How does the applicant interact with authority figures and/or supervisors?
    6. Why would the applicant be a good caregiver and role model for young children in a recreation

           setting?

    1. Tell us about the applicant’s level of maturity, responsibility, and enthusiasm.
    2. What would the applicant contribute to the program?

     

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    Signature of Recommender                                                   Date

     

    The goal of the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is to provide 8th-10th grade students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build

    confidence, and gain experience in a work environment while being

    mentored by hard-working and enthusiastic college-aged counselors and staff. CITs will gain hands-on experience working with children in grades K-4 and will engage those children in summer day camp activities.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Kid City Summer Camp

    Counselor-in-Training

    Recommendation

     

    RECOMMENDATION INSTRUCTIONS

     

    1. Please fully answer all questions about the applicant that you feel able to answer based on your relationship with the applicant on a separate piece of paper or feel free to articulate your responses to these questions in the form of a letter.
    2. Please attach your answers or letter to this signed form.
    3. You will return the recommendation to the applicant who will submit the recommendation along with the other application materials.

     

    Recommender’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Applicant’s Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________

    1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
    2. Why do you believe this person would be interested in a CIT program?
    3. What leadership skills and experience does this applicant possess?
    4. How does the applicant relate to his/her peers?
    5. How does the applicant interact with authority figures and/or supervisors?
    6. Why would the applicant be a good caregiver and role model for young children in a recreation

           setting?

    1. Tell us about the applicant’s level of maturity, responsibility, and enthusiasm.
    2. What would the applicant contribute to the program?

     

    _____________________________________________________________

    Signature of Recommender                                                           Date

     

    The goal of the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is to provide 8th-10th grade students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build

    confidence, and gain experience in a work environment while being

    mentored by hard-working and enthusiastic college-aged counselors and staff. CITs will gain hands-on experience working with children in grades K-4 and will engage those children in summer day camp activities.