Leader in Training (LIT)/Counselor in Training (CIT) Programs

In our LIT (entering 9th grade) and CIT (entering 10th grade) programs, young adults combine their love of camp with a valuable hands-on learning experience in a fun camp setting! We provide mentoring and training sessions throughout the summer and they receive community service hours for every hour spent at camp.

Session 1: June 10 - July 5 (No camp June 12 and July 4)
Session 2: July 8 - August  2

LIT - 8:45 am - 3:45 pm
CIT - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$580 for 4 weeks
$900 for 8 weeks

There will be a $100 non-refundable registration fee per camper.

Program Details


Campers Entering 9th Grade
Teens entering 9th grade now have the option to continue in Manhigim or join our Leader in Training (LIT) Program! The LIT program provides teens their first opportunity to acquire work and leadership skills. It prepares campers to be CITs, counselors, and future leaders. LITs work closely with specialists in a variety of activities throughout the summer and receive community service hours.


Campers Entering 10th Grade
As a CIT, young adults will assist counselors and gain leadership training and experience. Under the supervision of the Senior Counselors, CITs work directly with campers and balance work responsibilities with lots of summer fun, all while earning community service hours.


  • Receive community service hours
  • Participate in a variety of learning sessions for personal and professional growth
  • Resume builder, Levis JCC will provide a college reference letter (if requested)
  • Become a role model and share your knowledge with younger campers
  • Build self-confidence and gain experience
  • Acquire important problem solving and communication skills for future challenges in the classroom or on the job
  • Develop leadership skills and put them into practice daily
  • Create new programs and lead special events for groups, units and all of Camp
  • Learn from and work with counselors from all walks of life
  • Help create the fun and unique culture that makes camp so special while building lifelong friendships
  • When applying for counselor positions the following summer, priority is given to participants who successfully complete our CIT program


How long is the LIT/CIT Program?
We require that you attend at least 4 consecutive weeks, although to get the full benefits of the program, the full summer is the way to go!

What is the program like?
Our LITs/CITs are exposed to several aspects of staff responsibilities. There are specific training sessions as well as social time. LITs/CITs are expected to attend the appropriate daily staff meeting which takes place every morning so they are updated on the daily schedule.

What age campers do CITs work with?
When assigned to a group to learn the Counselor Experience, CIT’s work with campers ages 5-8. The Camp Director assigns CITs to groups based upon a combination of factors, including CIT preference.

Do LITs/CITs earn community service hours?
LITs/CITs earn community service hours for the days they participate in our program

LIT/CIT Learning Session Examples

  • How to Connect to OUR Community
  • College and SAT Learning Sessions
  • Team Building
  • What it Means to Be a Counselor
  • Communication is Key
  • Special Needs Team: Sensitivity Training
  • Working With Difficult People
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Activities and Planning
    • Carnival Day
    • Israel Week

CANCELLATION POLICY: We will gladly issue a full refund (excluding a $100 registration fee) through February 29, 2024.

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