The Counselor in Training program has returned!
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for youth that are interested in becoming camp staff members in the future. The CIT program gives youth that participate a “glimpse” at what life is like as a camp staff member and all that it takes to run a summer camp. CIT’s are required to spend the Staff Training Week at camp to receive valuable training and assist in setting the camp up for the season. After Staff Week, CIT’s can work one additional week when campers are in camp. During the camper week, CIT’s will spend each day in a different area including program areas and operations areas to learn about what it takes to be a successful staff member. If a CIT meets or exceeds expectations during their two weeks, they can opt to volunteer additional weeks at the approval of the CIT Director.
Age Requirement: 15 years old (or turning 15 before August 1, 2024)
Commitment: Staff Training Week (June 2-8) and one additional week (June 9-15; June 16-22; June 23-29; July 7-13; July 14-20 or July 21-27). If the CIT meets or exceeds expectations during staff week and their second week, then CIT’s may opt to volunteer additional weeks at the approval of the CIT Director.
Fee: $200 (provides two weeks of housing, food, limited medical care and training and guidance). $100 for additional weeks if approved.
Compensation: Counselor’s-in-Training are volunteers and do not receive compensation for participating. CIT’s are eligible to earn community service hours if desired. Rank advancements and merit badges can be earned if desired. CIT’s also will receive camp staff discounts in the trading post!
Apply Now for Summer 2024!
Applicants must apply and interview to be a Counselor in Training. The purpose of this is to teach CIT’s real world job skills of applying and interviewing for a job.
To apply for this job please visit scoutingcolorado.org.