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CIT and AP Program Improvements – River Way Ranch Camp

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CIT and AP Program Improvements

Posted by August 31, 2011

The goal River Way Ranch Camp’s CIT Program has always been to offer World Class Leadership Programming to meet the demands of today’s world. For the past 5 years, CIT’s and their parents have provided valuable feedback that led us to create the Apprentice Program (AP) in 2009.

It has been recently noted in evaluations from campers and parents that the CIT program is a big step up from being a senior camper. We believe a stronger foundation is needed in order for senior campers to make a smoother transition into the CIT Program. The new structure of the programs is designed to help ease that transition.

This summer, and the summer of 2013 we are changing some of the requirements for the CIT and AP programs to enable campers to get more out of them. Below you will find a summary of the changes for 2012 and 2013.   Be sure to check out CIT and AP webpage for full details and how to enroll in the programs.

2012 Requirements
AP Program – 14 years old or completed 8th grade as of June 2012
CIT Program – 15 years old or completed 9th grade as of June 2012
*You must participate in the AP Program in 2012 in order to be considered for the 2013 CIT Program*

2013 Requirements
AP Program – Completed 9th grade as of June 2013
CIT Program – Completed 10th grade as of June 2013

AP Program Application Process:
When registering for camp, just be sure to mention you are interested in being in the AP Program and if you meet the age requirement, you are in!

CIT Program Application Process: 
1- Online Application
2- Three References (Form available online)
3- Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire (Must be Downloaded from the CIT/AP webpage)
4- Telephone Interview
Optional Step:
You may strengthen your application by choosing to submit a 3 minute creative video. It is not a requirement, but can only help your application.

CIT Program Schedule 2012
 Sessions 1 and 2 OR Sessions 3 and 4. If selected, campers will be placed in either of our two, four-week programs. Campers will have the option to list their preferred four-week program, but it is not guaranteed.  You may only be a CIT for ONE of the two CIT session blocks.

AP Program Schedule 2012
Sessions 1, 2, or 4. This is a two-week only program.

CIT Timeline
Application & References Due: January 15, 2012
Tentative Interview Dates: January 30 – February 12, 2012

Again, this is just a summary of the changes made for the 2012 and 2013 summers.  Please visit the CIT and AP camper webpage for more detailed information.  You can find it by clicking on “Campers Page” on the left side of the page in the menu options and then scrolling down to the CIT and AP section where you can “Click Here” to view more information.