CIT Program

*While we are offering the CIT program in 2022, we expect to make some accommodations to the program according to best practices for health and safety due to the pandemic.

The Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) program is available for campers entering 10-12th grade who are attending our two-week sessions (Sessions 3, 4 or 5). The program emphasizes leadership skills, creativity, team building, self-compassion, and most importantly fun! By acting as role models for younger campers and assisting in leading different aspects of the camp program, it is our goal that the C.I.T.’s walk away having learned new leadership skills and have formed lasting memories with our youngest campers.

The daily schedule of a C.I.T. is very similar to that of an Alpiner camper. During 3 out of the 4 activity periods, the C.I.T.’s participate in regular camp activities. This gives the group a chance to enjoy all of the great activities that Mountain Camp has to offer along with their peers. The remaining activity period is spent doing fun leadership activities as a C.I.T. group. Other activities that are offered to the C.I.T.’s include, but are not limited to:

  • A White Water Rafting trip
  • Two wilderness overnight trips
  • Hosting an All Camp Evening Program and Campfire
  • Playing a large role in our Mountaineer Program
  • Assisting with the Age Group Dances

After you have submitted the camper application to the C.I.T. program on our website, you will receive an email directing you to Sparkhire, a video interview platform. Camper’s will need to complete a short, three-question video interview in order to be considered for the program. Applications are due February 1st, and applicants will receive an email with final decisions on February 15th. We will review all applications and make our decisions based on past camp experience, application answers, and previous counselor feedback. Families are not charged deposit or tuition until we know their camper has been accepted to the program. Please note, campers are only eligible for one C.I.T. session during the summer and cannot be enrolled in multiple sessions.

"Mountain Camp is always my favorite part of the summer! I love trying all the amazing things that I wouldn't have a chance to do anywhere else. Everyone is always super nice and welcoming, both counselors and other campers. I know that the friends I've made at Mountain Camp are going to be my friends for life." - Katie (Camper Age 15)