Age required: 12 years and older
Positions available: 2 of 2 open
What is a CIT? What does the program entails?
To be a "Counselor in Training" at Pony Gang Farm is to have higher level of responsibility for the care of the horses. It is a way for students to learn hands-on about how to run a barn, daily care for the horses, and a close look at how a teaching horse camp is run. It's a great "first job" for CIT's and teaches how to be professional and talk to kids that she doesn't know.
When can I become a CIT?
A student may be a CIT year-round and help out with acitivties at the barn and the horse's care, but the CIT program is at it's high during Summer Camp. At camp, the CIT helps to teach campers how to groom and tack horse, how to feed and water them, how to clean pasture and stables. You can pick the summer weeks you would like to work as a CIT, but we are require each CIT to work at least 4 weeks of camp.
What are the responsibilites as a CIT?
CIT's are generally given as much responsibility and opportunities as they are capable of and are interested in. We expect high standards of behavior and dedication, and hope to aid you in developing responsibility and other life and work skills such as communication skills, problem-solving ability, etc.
CIT's are trained in all areas of the camp horse operation: pasture and barn management, grooming and tacking, crafts, games and more.
CIT will be assigned a group of campers for the morning activities and afternoon chores.
What is the worktime as a CIT?
CIT's work Monday's - Friday's and are off on weekends. They arrive every day at 7:45am and stay untill 6:00 pm.
*Riding lessons can be taken in addition to their regular lesson, but cannot be used as replacement of their regular booked monthly lessons package.