A Day in the Life of a Winona CIT
A typical day for a CIT is dependent on the rotation that CIT is in.
Unit rotations are different than the flex rotation, so in point of
fact, there are actually two days in the life of a Winona CIT.
Flex Group Day
7:30 AM—Wake Up
7:50 AM—Report to the dining hall
• Head Table waiter (rotation determined by the flex group) sets the
• Other members put up the flags
8:30 AM—Acquiring of cleaning supplies/Laundry
• The night before, the flex group determines what is needed for that
day’s cleaning (i.e. garbage bags, toilet paper, paper towels,
• On laundry day, the flex group is in charge of getting and sorting
laundry. On this day, the wiggy clean is done after dinner.
8:45-9:15 AM—Wiggy clean/Laundry sort
• We do not assign an HO in CIT, rather the flex group does the work
as a group.
• On days off, the entire unit cleans the wiggy and if necessary, sorts
laundry and pound. The day off does not begin until the wiggy is clean
and the laundry is sorted and put away.
9:30 AM-12:00 PM—Life Guard Training
• Class time is spent watching video, explaining skills and learning
• The group then practices what they have learned.
12:15-12:30 PM—Counselor Eats
• Before lunch, the flex group decides what food the wiggy needs and
what needs to go back to the kitchen.
1:00-1:15 PM—Counselor eats
• After lunch, the flex group brings counselor eats back to the wiggy.
1:15-2:30 PM—Rest Hour
2:30-5:00 PM—Life Guard Training
6:00-10:30 PM—Free time
• Because a day in flex group is tiring, and because a big part of learning
involves reflection and study, the flex group is given the evening
off. This time is intended to be used wisely by the CITs to review
what they have learned and to make sure they have mastered each skill.
10:30 PM-10:45 PM—CIT Unit Meeting
• Every night, the UDs meet with the unit to discuss the day and any
problems, situations, funny stories, etc. that come about from the
rest of the units. This is a very productive time, as the entire unit
gets a chance to hear what the other units are like, and for each individual
to get a chance to be supported and helped.
11:30 PM—Quiet Time