Episode 37: LIT and CIT Programs

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Thinking about starting an LIT/ CIT program? Already have one but want to take it to the next level? Have no idea what LIT or CIT stands for?
Patti & Curt discuss all the things they think should be included in a training program, explain what those acronyms mean to them and break down what the differences are. Listen in for lots of tips on how to offer a great program to your campers.

What we’re grumpy about today:
Patti – Dog ate headphones
Curt – Forgot to press record on the show!

Curt breaks down the difference between CIT & LIT and he and Patti talk about the different ways to run these programs, at both overnight and day camps, the length of time needed to create a great program, and what job shadowing should accomplish.
Our hosts also discuss the types of soft skills like child development or bullying, to hard skills like canoeing and campfire building.

They offer advice creating and developing your program and recommend deciding on the purpose of your program first, to guide all of your other decisions.

Shameless plugs Links mentioned  😉

HighFive
Bullying Workshop

Things we’re grateful for

Curt – Ride sharing
Patti – Warm socks – also did she say July?

Random Questions

Which cartoon cast would make a better camp team? The Peanuts Gang, the Scooby Gang, or the cast of Futureama.
Curt – Peanuts. Who do you think he would put in specific roles?
Patti – Scooby. Find out who she thinks would be director, and who would DESERVE to be director. Any guesses?

What’s the most important part of the summer camp experience for a camper?
Patti – They get the things they need to feel safe, happy, and ok.
Curt – Having quality role models.

How to reach us

Curt: Summer Camp Pro
   

Patti: The Camp Nerd
    

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