Deer Crossing’s Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for teens who want to learn the skills for working as an overnight camp counselor. This two-week program is held during Session 1 each summer (see Dates & Rates for session dates).
CIT candidates are 14–17 years old, with good character, good swimming skills, and the desire and enthusiasm to learn how to lead in a summer camp setting. Two written references from school counselors, teachers, coaches, or employers are required.
CITs learn the basics of being a camp counselor, assist instructors in program activities, and help in the daily jobs of camp life. CITs are guided by a CIT director who helps plan their daily activities, conducts training sessions, and evaluates their progress. They may be invited to sit in on staff meetings and get-togethers with advanced leadership participants.
Campers who successfully complete our CIT program often enter the LIT program the following summer.