Counselor in Training (CIT)

Teens Aged 15 to 16 at time of camp.

The Friends of Camp Concord Counselor in Training (CIT) program is the next step for campers ages 15-16 at the time of camp to take their camp experience to the next level and gain experience in outdoor leadership and environmental education. It is an opportunity to develop job skills, work on a team, and contribute to the camp experience.

The Friends of Camp Concord Youth Camp is a one-week overnight camp for 148 youths ages 9-14. Camp Counselors, including CITs, sleep in the cabin with the campers. CITs will assist their assigned Camp Counselor and cabin group in day-to-day activities while learning to lead the activities, model positive behaviors, and experience working with kids in a camp environment.

CITs arrive at camp one day early to meet their counselor, explore the camp, participate in activities, and receive an orientation about the camp’s rules and policies. During the week of camp, CITs meet with the CIT Head Counselor to receive direct training focused on leadership, group management, and risk assessment that will complement and strengthen the CIT’s hands-on experience while shadowing their paired Camp Counselor.

Teens who apply for this program will be interviewed and screened for acceptance. CITs pay a reduced registration fee, participate in all activities, and enjoy everything the week of camp includes. Roundtrip transportation to and from Concord to Camp Concord is provided, or CITs may provide their transportation. CITs receive a CIT Staff shirt.CITs must follow all the policies to attend camp, including the camper behavior code of conduct.

CITs must complete an application and interview over Zoom.

Applications will open March 2025.

Once your form is completed, please email Youth Camp Coordinator Roberto Murillo at and copy your parent/guardian on the email. In your email, let Roberto know you have submitted an interest form and let Roberto know a bit about yourself.

Counselor in Training Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Youth Camp Team to achieve a quality camp experience for all campers, staff, and groups.
  • Shadow lead counselors and assist them when and where needed.
  • Actively participate and lead camp activities, campfires, games, and morning and evening hygiene routines.
  • Assist in supervising campers in cabins during the night (counselors stay in the same cabins as their cabin group).
  • Foster cabin community, encourage group leadership and develop stewardship.
  • Provide emotional support and encouragement to campers.
  • Demonstrate positive and professional role modeling at all times, acting in a manner consistent with the staff code of conduct and Camp Concord’s philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  • Create a safe and enjoyable experience for campers, staff, and client groups.
  • Attend two (2) pre-camp training calls over Zoom.

Questions about the program can be directed to