CIT Program

*The C.I.T. program is subject to change for the 2021 summer based on the pandemic. We plan to offer the program in 2021, but expect to make accommodations to the program according to best practices for health and safety.

The Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) program is available for campers entering 10-12th grade who are attending our two-week sessions. 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 or Kayak Tour of Lake Tahoe
  • 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

There is a short application that must be completed by the camper in order to be considered for the C.I.T. program. After you have applied your camper for the C.I.T. program you will receive an email directing you to the C.I.T application within your Mountain Camp account. We have changed the C.I.T. application process from previous years and have a limited number of spots in the program. We will review all applications and make our decisions based on past performance, application answers, and counselor references. Applicants will receive an email with final decisions.

"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)