Teen Assistants are a vital part of our summer camp team! They make a huge impact on campers' weeks and receive community service hours or CYT credit that can be used for classes and camp tuition. Are you a student age 13 or above who is interested in being a 2021 Teen Assistant? We will be hiring a limited number of teen assistants for this year's camps. See the information below on how to apply and sign up for a virtual interview. We can't wait to meet with you!

Interview Dates

Teen Assistant interviews for summer 2021 will take place via Zoom calls on Wednesday, April 14 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday, April 16 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Please complete the application process described below to sign up for an interview slot. If you have any questions about interviews or the application process, please email campcoordinator@cytkc.org.

Application Process

Here's how to apply to be a 2021 CYT Summer Camp Teen Assistant:
  1. Complete the online teen assistant application form. Make sure you completely and thoughtfully fill out all parts of the application and that both you and your parent sit down together to sign the student/parent commitment portion. At the end of the application, you will be able to schedule your interview date and time; make sure to mark this date on your calendar.
  2. Obtain a letter of reference written and signed by an adult UNRELATED to you; this reference should explain how he or she knows you and why he or she believes you would be a good Summer Camp Teen Assistant. This letter can be uploaded into the application form or emailed by the writer or student to campcoordinator@cytkc.org. It should be received prior to your interview date. IF YOU APPLIED IN 2020, YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE A NEW LETTER OF REFERENCE UNLESS YOU WANT TO DO SO. WE WILL PULL YOUR PREVIOUS LETTER FROM YOUR FILE.
  3. Make sure you have completed the medical release form. If you have already filled this form out for the 2020-2021 season, you do not need to complete it again. Please reach out to campcoordinator@cytkc.org if you are unsure if we have your form on file.
  4. Complete the Summer 2021 CYT COVID student release
  5. Watch for a Zoom link to be emailed and be prepared for your Zoom call at the interview time you chose. We can't wait to talk with you!

Camp Dates

All 2021 camps will be held at the CYT Studios (6800 W. 153rd St.).

June 7-11: Xtreme - A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
June 14-18: Musical Theater - Annie Kids
June 21-25: Musical Theater - The Jungle Book Kids
June 28-July 2: Musical Theater - Annie Kids
July 12-16: Musical Theater - The Jungle Book Kids
July 19-23: Xtreme - The Dark Knight and the Shadows
July 26-30: Musical Theater - Annie Kids
August 2-6: Musical Theater - The Jungle Book Kids


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our camp coordinator at campcoordinator@cytkc.org

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