Counselor In Training (CIT)
The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is designed to give teens the opportunity to gain valuable life skills through a work-like experience during summer camp. The focus of the program is hands-on learning, promoting teamwork, and providing a positive, safe, and fun camp atmosphere. The CITs participate in skill development and team-building workshops, as well as spend time assisting camp counselors in a specific group as assigned by the CIT Coordinator. The CIT will have opportunities to assist with the overall implementation of activities and supervision of campers while maintaining a positive, encouraging, and motivating attitude towards all summer staff, campers, and activities.
Lifeguard Training & Certification
With our YMCA and American Red Cross lifeguard certification courses you can do just that. Participants will learn lifeguarding skills, how to perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, how to use an AED, and necessary first-aid skills.
The YMCA offers group and private swimming lessons for all teens interested. Trained instructors emphasize personal safety, swimming skills, endurance, and social skills, while guiding students with praise and encouragement.
Competitive Swim Team
The Frederick County YMCA Tidal Force swim team participates in both a summer and a winter league. We compete as a team in scored, dual meets as well as optional invitational meets throughout both seasons.