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CIT Leadership & Adventure Program

June 26 - Aug. 4

Six weeks, one commitment

Investigation, Imagination, Innovation, Illumination, Ignition

Fulfilling Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s mission to develop global citizens and leaders. To prepare each student for the challenges of higher education and for success as a global citizen, we promote intellectual development, physical health, personal accountability, mutual respect and commitment to service.


We believe participation in a CIT program will help develop behavior traits that are useful in the future...good communication, team building, goal setting and conflict resolution skills. We believe you can be that special leader who is able to build a sense of community and instill leadership, participation and cooperation in others.

All new Counselors leave with a certificate of completion, a skill evaluation report, a T-shirt and their leadership training notebook.


Wednesday, Feb. 8. Applications are due.

Wednesday, Feb. 22. Requests for interviews will be sent out.

Sunday, March 26. Interviews.

Monday, April 3. Acceptance letters mailed.

Click here for an application form



8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Training Schedule

Week 1 - Enjoy Beech Tree adventures with your mentor counselor

Week 2 - Continue to observe and learn (half day) in the Tinkerpreneurship lab and begin focused training with your Leadership Director (half day)

Week 3 - CIT on the job (half day) and in training (half day)

Week 4 - CIT Academic Activity Leader (half day) and CIT Reflection (half day)

Week 5 - CIT Leadership Training completed

Week 6 - First Aid and CPR certification


The NEW CIT program at WMA runs for six weeks concurrently with Beech Tree beginning June 26, 2017. CIT candidates participate with the campers during Week 1 making observations and journaling about the experience. The Beech Tree Director is the CIT mentor and primary trainer. CIT gets progressively more inclusive each week. In Week 6, CIT candidates will receive CPR and First Aid training.


Gayle Hsiao

Director of Summer Programs

Email Gayle Hsiao

Call 413.596.9103


$638 (includes Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification)
Tuition, training and materials for six weeks

register for 2017

Application information for our Summer 2017 sessions will be made available on Nov. 15.

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