Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) – Formerly known as L.I.T.
Age: 16 years old or entering 11th grade

Do you have ambitions to work as a paid staff member at Camp Ondessonk or another youth development program? Join the Camp Ondessonk team as a Counselor-in-Training for four weeks of hands-on experiential learning. Participants will work closely with leadership staff members to discover and develop the skills needed to encourage, lead, and engage campers ages 8–15. Counselors-in-Training will receive the training necessary to assist in activities like challenge, horseback riding, woodscraft, and handicrafts, among others, while serving in a position that directly contributes to the daily operations of Camp Ondessonk, an American Camp Association accredited organization.

2022 Dates: C.I.T.s are at camp for four weeks. The first session is June 5 – July 2, 2022; the second session is July 10 – August 6, 2022.  All C.I.T.s are required to attend a three-day orientation program. The orientation will either be virtual or in-person.

There is no cost to participate in this program, and it is not a paid position. 

Applications are Open!

C.I.T.s must complete the linked application, which includes three references. Applicants will be interviewed prior to selection in late-February or early-March. It is not a requirement to have participated in the O.W.L. (formerly CIT) program to apply.

Coming Soon:

  • Tentative Schedule
  • Packing List
  • Using C.I.T. program experience to enhance your resumé

For more information on the Ondessonk Wisdom in Leadership (O.W.L.) program, formerly known as C.I.T., click here.

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