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Take the lead as a CIT!

Calling all future camp counselors! If you are ready to unlock your leadership potential and your love of the outdoors, you can start working towards your Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Awards.

In our CIT program, you will gain the tools you need to become a mentor to younger girls. This training is aligned with the CIT Awards girls can earn and display on their vest or sash. Once you begin working on our CIT II Award, you may choose to take one of our specialty tracks, including a focus on the equestrian or waterfront programs.

These leadership programs are the first steps toward learning the skills necessary to one day work as a volunteer CIT and then a full-fledged camp counselor!

CIT Progression

The CIT Award is only the beginning. Here's how you can go from trainee to paid camp counselor. 

  1. Girls start their training with a virtual workshop that gives them the skills to begin working with younger girls.
  2. Girls begin earning hours towards their CIT I Award by volunteering at select virtual and in-person year-round programs run by council. A total of 15 hours is needed to complete the CIT I Award.
  3. Girls must attend the two-week CIT I Camp to complete their CIT I Award. 
  4. After earning all volunteer hours and attending CIT I Camp, girls complete and submit the paperwork so they can be awarded their CIT I Award.
  5. Next, girls begin earning hours towards their CIT II Award by volunteering at select virtual and in-person programs run by council year-round. A total of 30 hours is needed to complete the CIT II Award.
  6. Girls must then attend at least one CIT II Camp session. Girls must complete the CIT I Award prior to attending this camp session.
  7. After earning all volunteer hours and attending CIT II Camp, girls complete and submit paperwork for CIT II Award.
  8. If girls have earned both the CIT I and CIT II Awards and are still enrolled in high school, they may apply to be a Camp Ambassador at one of our summer camps.