CIT I - Etgar
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Ages: Teens entering Grade 9 and 10*.
8 week program: Monday, July 3 – Friday, August 25
Camp Director: Mike Lando
(Upon completion of a successful season, each CIT will receive a $50 honorarium)

CIT I/Camp Etgar is the ideal program to meet the unique needs of the teen interested in increasing responsibility and teen travel. CIT I/Etgar teens get a taste of being a camp counselor, go on great trips and play a role in healing the world.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, teens work with children and begin to learn the skills of being a camp counselor. On Mondays and Wednesdays, they go on trips and on Fridays they participate in fun and meaningful community service projects that help to make the world a better place.

A feature of CIT I/Etgar is that the teens themselves provide meaningful input into the scheduling of the trips and community service projects. Past community service projects have included visiting homebound seniors, preparing a meal for the homeless, participating in an integrated sports day with teens with special needs, organizing a car wash and bowl-a-thon for charity, restoring a Jewish cemetery, and working at the Camp Carnival.

Trips are sure to include Great Adventure, Camel Beach, Dorney Park, a Broadway Show & Mountain Creek. The program is highlighted by two extended overnight trips.

Minimum registration is required.

*Teens entering grade 10 have an option of attending CIT I or CIT II.

 CIT-Michael-Lando-250x300Unit Director: Michael Lando

Michael was born in Flushing, New York and moved to Staten Island right before he started the first grade. He has attended the JCC summer camp for 14 consecutive years, starting as a camper in Chalutz. Michael has worked in both our Shalom and Teen Travel camp divisions and has ran the morning Extended Hours program for the last three summers. During the year, Michael works at the JCC Kidz Klub After School program. Michael recently graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and hopes to eventually work as a critical care nurse. This summer, Michael will be the CIT I Director and is very excited to see what the summer has in store!

  • Favorite Camp Memory: Lazy River Tubing down the Hudson River with Teen Travel
  • Favorite Musician/Musical Group: Bob Marley
  • Favorite Food: Steak
  • Favorite TV Show: Homeland & America’s Got Talent
  • Something Most Do Not Know About You: I love to go skiing during the winter months!
  • Favorite Spot At Camp: The field
  • Favorite Vacation Destination: Miami Beach