Minnesota Area Diabetes Camp: Counselor in Training (CIT)

Have you been to diabetes camp in Minnesota before? Are you 17 years old? Meet John who has been attending Camp Daypoint and Camp Needlepoint since he was 5 years old! Here is his story and his experience about becoming a Counselor-In-Training (CIT):

Paint a Counselor Day!

“Hello! My name is John Drew, and I LOVE camp! This will be my first year as a counselor at camp and it will be my thirteenth year attending camp! Camp is my favorite thing about summer because diabetics are some of the craziest people I know! In a good way! I also really love to go down to the beach and go canoeing, kayaking and sailing!

This last summer I was a Counselor-In-Training (known as a CIT.)   If your  chosen as a CIT  for the first week of camp you would work with a group of  Daypointers (these campers are between the ages of 5 and 9.) You and a YMCA Camp St. Croix or a Needlepoint staff will serve as their counselors for the week.  The second week of camp you get assigned to help out with a specific cabin group.  It’s a lot of work but it’s a lot of fun!

What else can I say?  I Love Camp Needlepoint!”

Camp Registration begins on Friday, February 1st.  If you, would be interested in becoming a CIT (and will be 17 years old by the time camp starts)  contact Camp Director Becky at rbarnett@diabetes.org or 763.593.5333 x6596

1 comment

  1. Rosann Juenemann January 31, 2013 at 7:49 pm Reply

    John is my grandson and one of the craziest people I know…………in a good way!!
    He truly loves Camp Needlepoint and I fondly remember our visits to the camp when he was just a little guy!

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