Each member of the Counselor In Training Program is selected on the basis of his/her potential to be an excellent counselor, instructor, and role model. Junior Counselors are leaders in camp. The highest standards of conduct, attitude, and the practice of the philosophy taught at MIMA must be maintained. \nThis unique program helps to instill in young people the self-discipline and motivation to be leaders and role models at camp, at school and in their communities. \nEach Counselor In Training (CIT), plays an important role at Mercer Island Marital Arts (MIMA), and will set goals for personal growth, and individual, and group achievement. Role modeling proper behavior, attitude, and commitment are also important ingredients for success. One of our goals for the group is to find cool, fun, ways to be positively engaged in the community and with each other. \nAmple opportunity is provided for age-appropriate socialization and group activity. The Counselor In Training Program has been built on the belief that a carefully designed balance of supervision and independence; responsibility and freedom; work and play; and activity and rest are essential in helping young people grow and mature.