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Counselor in Training

Serving as a camp counselor is one of the best jobs you’ll ever have, and the Camp Kateri Counselor-in-Training program is an important step toward that exciting path.

To prepare young women (Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouts, high school-age girls) for a possible future position as a camp counselor, the Camp Kateri CIT 1 week* program is designed to:

  • Teach CITs the importance of being an excellent role model for younger campers.
  • Develop leadership skills based on GSLE principles.
  • Offer an overview of group dynamics and developing a fun, safe experiential environment.
  • Introduce program-planning skills, outdoors skills, the basics of camp life and more!

CITs must apply online by April 1 and attend a mandatory training weekend in the spring, if accepted.

After you apply, the camp director will contact you for an interview. If you're invited to complete the program, you must register to attend a spring Aquatics Weekend on April 27-29 or May 4-6.

Counselor-in-Training options

CIT I

These participants will live in a cabin group with other CIT I campers. In addition to daily CIT training sessions, these young women will spend their days supporting camp staff at activity areas to help teach the younger campers.

Girls will choose one:

Session 1 – June 10-15
Cost: $150 ($175 for non-Girl Scouts) for the 1 week session

Session 2 – June 17- 22
Cost: $150 ($175 for non-Girl Scouts) for the 1 week session

Session 3 – July  22- 27
Cost: $150 ($175 for non-Girl Scouts) for the 1 week session

Completion of CIT I is required to enroll in CIT II.

CIT II

CIT II participants will live in a cabin group with younger campers and support the camp staff in that unit. In addition to daily CIT training sessions, they will spend their days traveling with the staff and campers in their assigned unit group.

Girls will choose one:

Session 1 – June 10-15
Cost: $150 ($175 for non-Girl Scouts) for the 1 week session

Session 2 – June 17- 22
Cost: $150 ($175 for non-Girl Scouts) for the 1 week session

Session 3 – July  22- 27
Cost: $150 ($175 for non-Girl Scouts) for the 1 week session

Completion of CIT I is required to enroll in CIT II.        

Girls may complete both CIT I and CIT II in the same summer by attending a second week of Resident Camp, with approval from the camp director.