Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT)

The Counselor-in-Training program is an opportunity for younger teens to learn the responsibilities of becoming a day camp counselor. CITs will be responsible for assisting the daily activities of the site.

CITs must be available for the entire camp session and are required to attend all orientation sessions, instructional sessions, and staff meetings as scheduled by the Department of Recreation and the Day Camp CIT/Site Coordinators. Special trips and activities will be planned throughout the program to combine a summer of learning with a summer of fun.

Who is the Program For?

The CIT program is for those campers that are 15 years old and/or entering 10th grade in the Fall of 2020. This is a program for residents only.

Due to limited availability, interested CIT applicants must go through an interview process.  Please email to set up an interview.

Registration Fee

2020 Registration fee for CITs is $450 (full fee, no payment plan).


  • To provide participants with the knowledge, through hands-on experience and mini trainings, to organize and supervise a day camp group
  • To afford participants the opportunity to work with children and adolescents in a day camp situation
  • To provide participants with the knowledge and background of various age group characteristics and those activities that are age appropriate for that age group
  • To instruct participants in writing and implements both commercial and original activities


  • CIT Coordinator will provide weekly contact time for program participants and their immediate supervisors.
  • CIT Coordinator will provide instructional seminars to provide participants with background knowledge pertinent to a future position as a day camp counselor.
  • Provide evaluations of participant progress.
  • Program participants will assist assigned counselors in supervising and organizing a day camp group.
  • Program participants will write, implement and submit a minimum of at least one activity appropriate for their group's age level.