CIT Program Highlights

New for Summer 2024!
  • Buddy Program where first year CIT’s are paired with a returning CIT and returning CIT’s are paired with a staff member, who was once a CIT, for added mentorship
  • Twice over the summer, CIT’s from all Apachi locations will meet as a group for a full day of fun-filled activities, community service projects and additional training.
  • CIT’s will have set aside time in their schedule to enjoy all the activities they loved as campers.
  • Hands on experience working with children, young adults and other professionals
  • Specialized training with completion certificates (possible trainings may include CPR, First-Aid and Babysitting)
  • Development of important skills for success at camp, school and beyond
    • Leadership and Decision-Making, Time Management, Goal Setting, Organization, Understanding Expectations
    • Conflict Resolution, Communication
    • Program Planning and Execution, Creative Thinking, Collaboration
    • And more
  • (Available at specific Apachi Day Camp Sites) Placement area chosen based off interest in following areas: camp group, office, marketing, programming, sports or select specialties.
  • Dedicated CIT Unit Head or Coordinator to support each CIT’s growth throughout the program
  • Community service hours
  • Exciting field trips that take the Apachi fun outside of camp

CIT Program Expectations

  • Actively participates when working with campers and staff
  • Participates in both indoor and outdoor programming
  • Works collaboratively every day in a team environment
  • Resolves conflicts in a productive way by seeking help from Unit Head and counselors
  • Adapts a “what’s next mentality” and seeks opportunities to be helpful within the camp community
  • Acts as a positive role model and stays present daily
  • Accepts feedback from the CIT Unit Head, Directors and other staff members and uses it to reflect on and improve performance
  • Performance evaluation given by Unit Head at the end of the summer session
  • Phones and headphones out of sight and not used except for scheduled breaks and emergencies

CIT Program Registration

Z’ Frank Apachi

Apachi Village Northbrook

Elaine Frank Apachi
Lake Zurich

Apachi Evanston

Apachi Northside
North Park | Chicago

Apachi Old Town
Old Town | Chicago

Apachi Irving Park
Irving Park | Chicago

Apachi Hyde Park
Hyde Park | Chicago

Next Steps

After registering for the CIT program, each CIT is required to download and complete the Get to Know Me form and submit a Letter of Recommendation  to your Apachi Day Camp Director prior to the start of camp.

CITs In Action