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 two weeks of camp. During the paid internships, participants will receive $550 a week.
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 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.
CIT participants will enjoy sleeping under the stars in the fresh air.
- Campers will enjoy sleeping with the fresh breeze of Hidden Villa night air.
- Each overnight camp will be spread out throughout the farm and will have its own private sleeping area.
- All pods are completely gender-inclusive! We welcome people of all genders to any pod.
- All campers will be provided a camp mattress that is cleaned and disinfected before and after each session.
Registration for Hidden Villa Summer Camp will open on January 29, 2023 for all families registered for our 2022 season. Registration will be open to the entire community on February 1, 2023.
Who Is This For?
Youth entering 12th Grade in the Fall.
Program: July 3 - 14
Internship: July 17 - 28
$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.
To apply for financial aid, please complete the “optional financial aid form” located in their UltraCamp portal during the registration process.