The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program has become a very competitive one and will likely continue to be for years to come. The CIT program is the primary feeder program to our counseling program and although there is no guarantee that a CIT will become a counselor, 100% of our counselors this summer had been CIT’s in past years.
All applicants must have completed grade 10 before the beginning of the summer. This program is a four week program. (There will be one week of orientation and three weeks of more intense cabin/program leadership).
Also, several cabins will have a CIT (Counselor in Training) assigned to assist the counselors in the running of the cabin and program. These high school juniors receive training throughout the summer and the off season. The 4 week program allows all of the CITs the opportunity to strengthen their leadership abilities and demonstrate their talents, with on-the-job training offered by the counselors and lead counselors. The best CITs are invited to apply for counselor positions the following summer. The CIT program has become an increasingly popular and competitive program: to the point that if you are interested in applying for a position next summer, we would strongly encourage you to inquire during the summer after your 9th grade, as to how to go about applying. This summer we had over 50 highly qualified applicants apply for the program, but only 24 were selected. It’s a great way to build leadership skills, while learning a lot about camping and yourself! In order to apply, you must be completing the 10th grade prior to the beginning of the summer.