YMCA Camp Michikamau

Counselor in Training (CIT I/II) (Grades 11-12): This intensive four-week program is designed to develop future camp leaders. Selected applicants have the opportunity to develop leadership, program and outdoor living skills.

The focus is on small group dynamics, communication skills, teamwork and core values.

Our counselor-in-training program offers opportunities for hands-on experience working with children in our general camp groups. CITs work closely with head counselors to develop skills of leadership, organization, teaching, and problem-solving. Participants will take on expanded responsibilities and contribute their talents as they develop their leadership skills while working with camp groups. This program lays the foundation for becoming a counselor. Please note: Completion of this program does not automatically ensure a staff position.

If you enjoy the outdoors and like to work with children, this is the camp for you! When you leave camp, you will take home with you new skills, lasting friendships and a lifetime of memories. This is a great stepping stone toward future endeavors.

This program is aimed at campers who are looking for a leadership training program and are entering 11th or 12th grade.

Camp Michikamau prides itself on hiring well-trained dedicated staff that return year after year and come from across America and around the world. The majority of our American counselors have all attended our camps themselves which helps them relate to our first time campers. The diversity of our staff enhances the experience for the campers. Each cabin has two counselors who provide a nurturing and safe environment for campers develop skills in athletics, challenge course, arts, and swimming, all while having fun, making new friends, and creating lifelong memories. 

Registration is accepted in person, by mail or fax. Complete the registration form and submit your deposit of $125 per camper/per session. (Remaining balance is due TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the first session.) Early registration is recommended to avoid missing out! Remember to allow additional time to have your child’s physical exam form completed by his or her doctor as no child can attend camp without one!