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Overnight: Counselors in Training


Counselors in Training is a 4-week program for those who have completed our Leaders in Training program. Our CIT program begins with two weeks of on-the-job training alongside experienced mentors. By designing, implementing, and evaluating large group activities, participants gain proficiency in some of the biggest challenges a counselor might face. They also spend time developing age-appropriate activities, practicing public speaking as well as learning interview techniques and resume building skills. Program graduates who successfully complete the training and hit all of the required benchmarks will join fellow staff as paid counselors for the final two weeks of camp.

Unlike other camp sessions, an application is required for this program during the registration process. This application should be completed by the camp PARTICIPANT, not the parent/guardian. Applications for our CIT program will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all six spaces are filled. Applicants will be contacted for a phone interview. This process mirrors our staff hiring process, preparing youth for both future employment and higher education opportunities.


Counselors in training do an activity with strips of paper with three kids


Make a reservation for “Counselors in Training – Apply”. Please confirm your contact information and then have the participant complete the application at the end of the enrollment process.

Who Is This For?

Youth entering 12th Grade in the Fall; must have completed our Leaders in Training program.


2 weeks with drop off on Monday morning and pick up the 2nd Friday PLUS Internship

Camp Sessions

June 29-July 10 PLUS paid internship July 20 - 31


$900 (There is no charge to apply.)

Financial aid is available on a limited basis, by request, for all youth and families with financial need.  Applications will be thoughtfully considered on a case by case basis and we will notify you as soon as possible of your scholarship amount.  In line with our camp values of inclusion, equity and accessibility, we strongly encourage children/youth who have experienced marginalization or underrepresentation to apply. 

Please register for a space designated for Financial Aid recipients. Once enrolled, your email confirmation will include further instructions regarding the Financial Aid Application.