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Cornell Cooperative Extension Camp Bristol Hills: Counselor in Training (CIT) Specialist - Canandaigua, NY in Canandaigua, New York

The mission of 4-H Camp Bristol Hills is to provide youth with a unique, fun outdoor experience under the guidance of positive role models, emphasizing positive social interaction, environmental awareness and skill building.

The CIT Specialist is responsible for the review and implementation of the CIT curriculum for campers 16 years of age, using 4-H and Positive Youth Development practices. The CIT Specialist is required to live on camp property for the duration of the camp season.


The CIT Specialist will assume this role on June 17, 2024. The CIT Specialist will work one week of preparation, staff training week, and 5 weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday morning to Friday evening each week. Specific dates of camp are July 7 – August 9, 2024. Pending availability, the CIT Specialist could begin work as early as June 1 based on program needs, training, and availability

Specific Responsibilities

  • Implement the CIT Curriculum for enrolled CIT campers.

  • Coordinate with the Camp Leadership Team for select staff to facilitate components of the CIT curriculum.

  • Provide support and feedback to CIT campers that will help them to grow and learn what it takes to be a positive role model and future employee.

  • Provide effective feedback to the Camp Director related to the ongoing performance of each of the CIT’s, including any specific causes of concern relating to future employment.

  • Enforce camp rules and regulations; model standards for conduct as they pertain to camp staff and campers.

  • Establish good rapport and communicate with parents or guardians of campers on all matters related to camper experience.

  • Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior.

  • Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers, and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests, and learning styles.

  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

    Essential Functions

  • Be physically able to accompany the campers to any of the camp activities.

  • Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.

  • Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, and involvement and empowerment of youth.

  • Have visual ability to recognize hazards in the camp setting as well as physical symptoms of camper injury or illness.

  • Have auditory ability to respond appropriately to hazards and any camper concerns.

  • Be able to observe camper behavior in daily camp life, to respond verbally to health and safety concerns, and to deal appropriately with any improper behavior.


  • 18 years of age by the start of the summer season.

  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor camp setting.

  • Previous experience in camp leadership, and knowledge of 4-H and Positive Youth Development.

  • Residential camp experience desired.

  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or First Aid Responding to Emergencies desired.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Director, entire camp staff, campers, and camp families.

  • Incorporates teamwork and flexibility into their daily work style.

  • Ability to supervise and organize youth.

    Position Details

    This is a full-time, (TEMPORARY) exempt position .

    Salary and Benefit Details

    The salary will be $2,100 (Rate will be reduced for any time scheduled, but not worked during the period) Salary is commensurate with experience, certifications, responsibilities, and availability . Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.

  • Attach a Cover Letter.

  • Attach a Resume.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:

  • Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search for jobs and apply using your professional profile.

Contact James Hooper at with any questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

Job Title:

Association Tmp Camp Program Director


No Grade - Annual

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Contact Name:

Kelsey James

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