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Harbourfront Centre continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. For the health and safety of all our staff and our volunteers, our patrons, supporters and the community, and in line with the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health, we will be closed to the public until further notice. Learn more here.

Due to safety precautions in light of COVID-19, this year’s Summer Camps have been cancelled.

Sailing Counsellor-in-Training

Ages 15

Ready to expand your leadership and sailing skills? This specialized CIT program is designed for participants who show an interest in both the sport of sailing, childcare and education. With the guidance of our staff, CITs will further refine their leadership skills in a supportive setting; generous with feedback and mentorship. CITs will receive one week of programming, workshops, and training before embarking on their first placement. This week will focus on learning about supervision, communication, cooperative games, initiative tasks, anti-bullying, camper management and conflict resolution. CITs will also get to refine their own sailing skills and gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations of sailing camps–both on-land and on-water.

CITs will complete 3 separate week-long placements at sailing camps, where they will shadow a working Sailing Counsellor or Instructor, and begin their own interaction with campers as a leader! CITs will come together for one full day per week during their placements, to reflect on their experiences throughout the month, and engage in programming designed to prepare them to work as Sailing Counsellor or Instructor in the future. CITs will receive weekly evaluations so that they receive ongoing and consistent feedback.

Sailors must have CANSail certification of any level prior to enrolling in this program.

Future Opportunity
Successful candidates will receive an interview with Harbourfront Centre Camps, provided they properly apply for the positions available on our website. Please note that we cannot grant volunteer hours for participation in the Counsellor-in-Training program.

Prior to arriving to camp, CITs will be asked to fill in an information sheet to aid in supporting the CITs individual goals and interests. There is also an overnight excursion during each CIT session. CITs are encouraged, but not required to attend This Overnight serves as a valuable tool in team-building, and jumpstarts the beginning of meaningful friendships as CITs learn together.


Sessions 1 & 2*
June 29 July 24, 2020
No camp Wednesday, July 1
Sessions 3 & 4*
July 27 August 21, 2020
No camp Monday, August 3

* No camps on Wednesday, July 1 and Monday, August 3 due to statutory holidays.

Harbourfront Centre is a registered charitable organization and financial assistance may be available through our Kids First program. Learn more under the Registration Info sections of our March Break and Summer Camps websites.


This program includes an overnight component.

A special guest is brought in to work with campers.

These camps operate at an off-site location. Supervised transportation is provided to and from camp.

This camp offers an open house experience, so friends and family can visit the camp.

Campers go on an outing to a splash pad (weather permitting).

These camps offer one field trip per session (weather permitting).

Campers go canoeing once per session (weather permitting).

Campers swim for about one hour each session (weather permitting).