Experience a unique LIT/CIT (leaders/counselors in training) program designed exclusively for teens ages 14 & 15

Leadership training and “pre-job” experience is what you will gain from our LIT/CIT program. LIT/CITs are either paired with counselors to learn how to supervise and interact with campers, assist a specialist and learn how to lead an activity. There will be a weekly community service component as well as group classes and fun weekly trips.

Leadership Development:

  • Child development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Group dynamics
  • Teen issues – nutrition, peer pressure, stress management

Weekly Trips:

  • Baseball game
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Water Park
  • Overnights

CIT Program (15 year olds)

The JCC CIT Program combines hands-on counselor training with social action initiatives and weekly CIT-only trips for a full, enriching summer experience. CITs will spend 3-5 days/week assisting in camper groups. In addition to weekly trips, CITs will also take a 2-day trip incorporating fun with leadership training. To round out each week, CITs will participate in an on-or off-campus social action initiative that supports local causes. CITs (entering 10th grade) who successfully complete the program may be invited back next summer as Junior Counselors.

LIT Program (14 year olds)

Similar to CIT program, but includes a unique blend of instruction, adventure and guidance geared toward prospective CIT candidates.

2020 CIT/LIT Fees (includes Kosher lunch)  

The CIT day is 9:00-4:00pm, Monday – Friday. Stay tuned for 2020 dates!

Full Summer  
Session I  
Session II  

A $1,000 deposit is required for all camps.
No camp Thursday, July 4

Please complete and return the registration form and CIT/LIT application form.

Other Camps for Teens:

Summer Dance Intensive
Summer Arts Center – SAC

Director of Camping, Caryn Symons


This is Caryn’s eleventh year as Director of Camping at the JCCMW. Caryn is no stranger to the J. In addition to 13 years as a teacher of all ages in the Nursery School, and Director of the Nursery School from 2015, she was a Head Counselor at Camp Gadol for four years prior to becoming Director in 2010. She brings to camp a love of children and her own brand of creativity, enthusiasm and community spirit that will enrich each child’s camp experience. Caryn received her Masters Degree in Education from Queens College and was an award winning High School Guidance Counselor before raising her two sons, who are both alumni of the JCCMW Nursery School and Camp. Contact Caryn at 914-472-3300 x 336 or symonsc@jccmw.org.