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LIT & CIT Program – 2014

Leader In Training Program

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Requirements for the LIT Program

  • Must be between your sophomore and junior year of high school.
  • Must be able to attend four sessions (6-9) consecutively the latter part of summer from July 20 to August 15. These dates are NOT flexible and applicants must be available for the entire four week program.
  • The fee for the LIT program is $1,600 total ($200 of this fee is non-refundable). This includes First Aid and CPR training, two t-shirts and an LIT group photo.
  • Must be prepared to be a role model to both campers and peers while learning leadership skills.

2010 Leaders in Training

Details of the LIT Program

  • Learn by doing in a safe environment.
  • Participants are assigned to a counselor and cabin of campers for the purpose of “shadowing” during meals, free time, coffee breaks and evening activities providing the opportunity to develop leadership skills while learning the characteristic traits of different age groups.
  • Four of the eight daily classes spent in the camp program according to a participants rank(s) at Rawhide.
  • Two of the eight daily classes spent assisting/teaching Rawhide’s classes/electives to campers.
  • The remaining two classes designated as LIT class learning leadership skills.
  • Participation in the weekly Horse Show permitted.
  • Promote and maintain the recycling program.
    • Evaluations are done so participants can learn their strengths while setting tangible goals for growth opportunities.
  • Time off provided every Friday evening (exact time TBD) to Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Participants are required (unless previous arrangements have been made) to leave the ranch for some needed rest and relaxation due to their busy daily schedule and lack of free time during the week.

Focus of the LIT Program

The LIT classes along with the structure of this program will focus on communication; teamwork; empathy; responsibility; respect; creativity; conflict resolution; and problem solving.

Goal of the LIT Program

Our goal is to have participants emerge from the program having developed leadership skills along with an increased level of confidence so they can apply these skills at school and in their community to make a positive difference.

Application Process

We encourage all those prepared to take on additional responsibility and the challenges of leadership to download and submit all the necessary paperwork by February 25th will encounter later in life.

  • Application
  • Parent/Guardian Reference
  • Two personal references from teachers, coaches, religious leaders and/or an employer. These should be people able to speak on behalf of your character, work ethic and previous opportunities to have care giving responsibilities with children. Please note close friends of the family or Rawhide staff are not sufficient for our purposes. The Rawhide staff is given the opportunity to share any recommendations or concerns before any final decisions are made.
  • Group interviews will be arranged starting in March here at Rawhide Ranch. You will be required to attend one of the two or three days offered. Dates to be announced after the application deadline date.

Applicants will be notified in early May of their acceptance in the program after all interviews have been completed. Unfortunately, we have a limited number of spaces in this program so not all who apply are accepted. Those choosing to apply should not simply do so to extend their camper experience. We are looking for applicants with a keen interest in learning how to be an effective leader of children while developing their own personal leadership skills. All those invited to participate should understand the opportunity is a privilege and approach it with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. The process provides excellent preparation for a job and/or the college application process one.

Applications are due February 25th.
Application deadline cannot be extended.

 


Counselor In Training Program

Requirements for the CIT Program

  • Must be between their junior and senior year in high school
  • Must be able to attend four sessions (2-5) of camp from June 22 to July 18. These dates are NOT flexible and applicants must be available for the entire four week program.
  • The fee for the CIT program is $400 total ($200 of this fee is non-refundable). The fee includes two t-shirts, a CIT group photo and travel for any field trips.
  • Must be prepared to serve others while taking on an active leadership role at camp.

CITDetails of the CIT Program

  • Learn by doing in a safe environment.
  • Assigned to a counselor and cabin of campers each week. Time will be spent “shadowing” during meals, free time, coffee breaks and evening activities. Allowing for the opportunity to further develop leadership skills while reinforcing their knowledge and comfort with the various age groups at camp.
  • Co-counseling with a counselor as needed. This opportunity is based on performance and evaluations.
  • Four of the eight daily classes spent teaching/assisting in the classes and electives offered to campers.
  • Two of the eight daily classes designated for CIT class.
  • Remaining two classes spent in riding or vaulting according to their rank(s) at Rawhide.
  • Help make the Horse Show a safe and rewarding experience for our campers, rather than participate for their own benefit.
  • Field trip(s) to other camps for program comparison while gaining knowledge of what other activities are available in our local counties.
  • Promote and maintain the recycling program.
  • Evaluations for the purpose of learning personal strengths and to set tangible goals for growth opportunities.
  • Time off provided every Friday evening (exact time TBD) to Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Participants are required (unless previous arrangements have been made) to leave the ranch for some needed rest and relaxation due to their demanding schedule, the high level of expectation placed on them and their lack of free time during the week.

Goal of the CIT Program

Our goal is to help prepare participants for leadership roles in all walks of life, specifically those that involve the leadership of children.

Application Process

We encourage all those highly motivated and up for the challenge of leadership to submit an application. Please note first consideration will be given to those who participated in the LIT program the previous year; however, it is important to recognize that all participants are chosen based on merit and ability. No one is guaranteed a position. Forms can be downloaded. All necessary paperwork is due by February 25th

1. Previous LIT Participants

  • Application including 600 word essay.
  • Face to face interviews to be arranged starting in March here at Rawhide Ranch.

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2. New Applicants

  • Application
  • Parent/Guardian Reference
  • Two personal references from teachers, coaches, religious leaders and/or an employer. These should be people able to speak on behalf of your character, work ethic and previous opportunities to have care giving responsibilities with children. Please note close friends of the family and Rawhide staff (past or present) are not sufficient for our purposes. The Rawhide staff is given the opportunity to share any recommendations or concerns before any final decisions are made.
  • Face to face interviews will be arranged starting n March here at Rawhide Ranch.

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Applicants will be notified in early May of their acceptance in the program after all interviews have been completed. Unfortunately, we have a limited number of spaces in our program so not all who apply are accepted. We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in making a positive difference in the lives of children while making a contribution to camp and developing their own leadership skills. All those invited to participate should understand the opportunity is a privilege and approach it with a sense of responsibility, enthusiasm and commitment.

Applications are due February 25th
and deadline cannot be extended.