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Eli Raithel, a YMCA counselor in training, said CITs run daily errands through the complex, help get lunch ready and assist with taking young campers to and from swimming lessons, the restrooms and more.

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While many of their peers spent the summer at sports camps, hanging out at home and playing video games, Eli Raithel and Kirsten Schwandtner were among 20 teens who were counselors in training, or CITs, with the Jefferson City Area YMCA’s summer camps.

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