Teen Leadership Opportunities in Colorado!
The Knight CIT offering at Renaissance Adventures is a unique leadership program where the teens become the mentor to a group of younger kids and assistant to our adult counselors. By engaging in one of our exciting programs (such as Adventure Quest), Knight CITs help with activities, challenges, storytelling, plot dynamics, characters, safety, and leadership. To be a Knight CIT, the teen age 14+ must have passed Knighthood Training and be in good standing.
All would-be and current Knights (including Master and Grandmaster Knights) must attend Knighthood Training. Renaissance Adventures does not offer any other time to become a Knight except during training. However, those that passed Knighthood Training during a previous year may be able to keep their Knighthood rank for the current year without joining training if they have demonstrated adequate scores on their CIT Knight evaluations. This is not recommended and should only be considered if the teen cannot attend the training.
Download our Knight CIT Packet with information about the program, including training details, expectations and tips for how to be a good CIT. It includes a questionnaire for the Knight-to-be to fill out and give back to us.
Teens that do not pass the Knighthood Test, who are not yet 14, and/or who are unable to attend Knighthood Training may request to be a Squire. Being a Squire is not an official program – it requires special registration by contacting the RA office. Squires act in the same capacity as a Knight even though they have not attended Training or taken the Knighthood Test. In order to request the title of Squire:
- A Knight CIT Trainer must determine that the teen demonstrates Knight-like abilities during a week or two of actual programs, and/or
- The Squire lives far from the training location. In this case, the teen must have been a Quester at least twice, and the Quest Leaders must verify that the teen makes a good candidate.
- The Squire may undergo a one-week trial period at the price of a Quester to demonstrate that he or she would make a good Knight. At the end of the trial week, the Quest Leader decides whether the Squire can join as a Knight at apprentice rank, needs one more week as a Squire for proper evaluation, or is not yet ready to become a Knight. If a Squire is enrolled for more than one week, future weeks registered as a Knight are dependent upon the Squire trial period.
Knighthood Training happens once a year, in early summer at West Boulder > Central Park.
After attending training, Knight CITs can sign up to accompany a group of Questers at these locations:
See details & dates of upcoming programs:
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Renaissance Adventures has been a replacement for the Boy Scouts for us. A counterpoint to our hi-tech environment. It is a way for our son to learn teamwork and outdoorsman skills in an imaginative, enchanting way. It’s like having a nintendo adventure game experience offscreen in real time! Thanks for providing this fine opportunity.