Our Camp Leaders
Who are the Staffers, CITs, Counselors, and Head Counselors and what do they do?
Head counselors are talented, responsible, dependable, and experienced leaders at camp. They help run each week of camp, lead the campers in all of the recreational/daily activities, and most importantly, help the campers have the best time at camp!
Our head counselors are college-aged young adults, hired for the summer. They not only have attended camp for several summers (most of them since they were 8 or 9), but they also had to go through the staff system (staffer, CIT, counselors). Additionally, head counselors must go sufficient training.
Each counselor is responsible for his/her own group of campers. They guide and take care of the campers, create skits, and most importantly, they make sure that the campers have a wonderful time at Hummingbird.
Counselors are juniors and seniors in high school. They are required to have been CITs in order to be a counselor. Counselors have to go through an application process and those accepted have received outstanding performance evaluations from their peers and the directors of Hummingbird.
CITs (Counselors in Training)
CITs assist counselors in guiding and caring for the campers, they serve meals, and they even help keep the dorm bathrooms sparkling. They are 15 year olds who have previously attended camp. Being a CIT is an invaluable experience that builds responsibility, respect, and selflessness in an environment that promotes having fun.
Staffers are responsible for setting-up meals, cleaning the dining area, doing dishes, and running Cavity Cave. Staffers are 14 and going into 9th grade. Staffers build character, develop great skills, and have fun doing it.