CIT I - Etgar
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CIT I/Etgar

Ages: Children entering grades 9 and 10

Full Day program

(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 9 have the option of attending CIT I or Teen Travel Camp

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

Special options include: door to door transportation, a hot lunch program, an early and late extended hours program and more

 Unit Director: Lisa Quinn

Lisa has worked at the JCC of Staten Island for more than 20 years.  She currently serves as the year-round Kidz Klub afterschool coordinator at the Avis/South Shore building. 

At our summer camp, Lisa has served in a number of capacities.  She was the long-time director of our Maccabiah divison and for the past three summers has served as our CIT director. 

For the past 20  years, Lisa has been employed as an educator by the New York City Board of Education.  She is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Special Education.

Campers are drawn to Lisa because of her caring and nurturing nature, boundless energy, sense of humor, and commitment to their well-being.