Counselor in Training (CIT)

Teens Aged 14 to 17

The Friends of Camp Concord Counselor in Training (CIT) program is the next step for campers ages 14-17 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, be a part of a team, and contribute to the camp experience at Camp Concord.

The Friends of Camp Concord Youth Camp is a one-week overnight camp for 149 youths ages 9-13. 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 will 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 CITs 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 of $500, 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 COVID-19 policy and camper behavior code of conduct.

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 are 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 the philosophy, goals, and objectives of Camp Concord.
  • Create a safe and enjoyable experience for campers, staff, and client groups.

The CIT program is limited to 13 youths.

Questions about the program can be directed to