Counselor in Training (CIT) Summer Leadership Program

is a job training program for students aged 16-22 interested in working as summer camp counselors for the Aqua 101 Summer Program.

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The Counselor In Training (CIT) Summer Leadership Program is the perfect opportunity for high school and college students, ages 16-22 to earn income during the summer while also training in swim and water safety, team building, and life skills. 

CIT's are employed as counselors in the Aqua 101 Summer Camp Program where they mentor youngsters in environmental conservation and marine science projects. Students have the opportunity to learn CPR, swim instruction, and water based recreational activities like kayaking in a safe and supportive environment along Rockaway shoreline and Jamaica Bay.

CIT's are required to take part in water safety and first aid training and must be available to work from July 2nd to August 3rd, 2018. Interns will receive stipended pay for their participation.

Students turning 16 by June 1st, 2018 are eligible to apply by submitting the online application by April 1, 2018 to be included in the selection process. Students with CPR and lifeguard certification are prioritized. After submitting the application, students will be contacted for interviews.

For more information about the CIT Summer Leadership Program email Program Coordinator Juli Schroeger at:

Success Stories:

Meet Jadel

Jadel participated in her first RWA program as a 7th grader at PS43. Through high school she has been a valuable contributor to our ongoing efforts and today she continues to work with us as a practicing intern while she attends Hunter College. Hear more about Jadel's story.