Adventure Camp Counselor in Training
Note: All Counselor in Training positions have been filled for the summer. Please contact us if you'd like to be placed on a waitlist.
Many of our older Adventure Camp campers look up to our senior staff and are interested in training to become leaders/counselors at Camp Webb. The summer after their 7th-grade year, campers may apply for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. If accepted, a CIT will train for one or two weeks with a camper group. Counselors-In-Training assist senior counselors in the guidance of a group or the management of an activity. This is an opportunity to develop independence, learn responsibility for others, and practice strong leadership skills. After successfully completing the program, they’ll be ready to assume additional responsibilities as Junior Counselors the following year.
A CIT’s role is that of an assistant; you are not directly responsible for the safety of campers, but it is your responsibility to assist in the prevention of unsafe situations though your leadership and involvement in the activities. Please know, before you apply, that using your cell phone while supervising campers is not allowed, and you should be dressed appropriately to mentor and lead young children.
This is new role for these helpers, they are not campers, nor are they counselors. They are in an in-between stage. Therefore, the camp staff are still supervising them, in addition to training them. It is for this reason there is a charge for this opportunity ($130 per week.)
The application process begins at the same time as camper registration. There are two steps in the application process to become a Counselor in Training:
- Parents will need to complete a Camper Application for the desired CIT weeks of the summer.
- Then, the potential CIT will need to complete the “CIT overview & application” that is located in the “Forms & Documents” section. Please allow your camper to complete this part on their own and treat it as an online assignment.
Counselors-In-Training work a maximum of 2 weeks (but may apply for more). Junior Counselors may work up to 4 weeks. In May, you will receive a response to your application via email.