Counselor in Training (CIT)

Counselor in Training Program

Children entering Grades 7-10

CITs at Summer Horizons Camp experience working with younger children in a camp setting while earning their CIT certificates! CITs will also receive documentation of community service hours for time spent working with campers and alongside community service organizations to strengthen their community partnerships in DC.

Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program has been developed by education and childcare professionals to enrich their experience at camp. Designed to help middle and upper school campers hone their childcare and leadership skills, this program involves a variety of daily workshops and the opportunity to plan and lead activities for our younger campers. CITs will hone their abilities to create and lead new activities for campers, develop team building skills through daily group challenges and strengthen their influence in the DC community by participating in community service projects. Our aim is to prepare CITs to enter higher education and the workforce with an introduction to resume-building, and participate in group discussions and problem-solving activities intended to boost their strengths and capabilities as future young professionals.

Past CIT service projects have included visits to sites such as the Unique Residential Care Center, cooking 300 brownies for So Others May Eat, and serving food alongside other volunteers at Martha's Table.

To register for this program, please visit the CampBrain camper registration website: here. Online registration forms must be completed for each camper. A health form must be completed online by May 12, 2018. Please see our Policies, Forms, and Fees pages for additional notes regarding registration procedures.

Additional program information may be found linked below.


CIT & Junior Counselor Forms

CIT Information - Required reading for all CITs

Junior Counselor Health Information & Emergency Contact Form - Required for all Junior Counselors

Junior Counselor/CIT Dismissal Arrangements Form – for JCs and CITs who walk, drive, bike, or ride the Metro to get home.