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Counselors In Training (CIT)

2024 Counselors In Training (CIT) Program

Registration NOW OPEN! Apply Today!

CIT Program, July 13-26, 2024 + May 17-19: Youth ages 15-17 – (14 days, 13

Great campers make great camp leaders.

CITs (Counselors-in-Training) are the heart of camp. This leadership-based program provides opportunities for our teen campers to receive onsite training to develop their skills in camp management and youth development. We have a highly skilled CIT counselor dedicated to spending time working with this group of teens to make camp THRIVE!

This year we will be having a special weekend of training and fun where registered CIT’s will have camp all to themselves. The Camp Director and CIT Director will be overseeing the weekend where we will be getting to know each other, developing leadership skills and getting an introduction to what they can expect when being a CIT at summer camp. This weekend will include meals, supervision, training and FUN! CIT’s will arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday afternoon, May 17-19.
Contact: Patty “Penguin” McCulley, Camp Director, [email protected] 


To apply for a position, the applicant must complete the online registration, complete CIT application, and participate in a pre-camp Zoom interview.


A limited number of CIT spaces are available–please register early. Interviews will be scheduled and CITs accepted as applications are received.


All CITs are expected to:

  • Attend training May 17-19
  • Provide own transportation to arrive at camp by noon on July 13
  • Participate in all CIT unit sessions and activities
  • Help supervise daily tasks and activities with your assigned camper group
  • Help plan and implement the end-of-session All-Camp Event
  • Be a junior counselor/program assistant for a camper group during the week of Day
  • Opportunity to earn 40 hours of community service

Pricing: $650.00 (14 days, 13 nights + special weekend in May)

Note: There is no early bird registration discount for the CIT program and it is a leadership
program that requires application, interviews, and a selection process. It is recommended that
only the registration deposit be paid until the camper has been notified of acceptance into the
program, at which time, the balance of the camp registration can be paid.

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