Counselor-in-Training (C.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 three 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.

2024 C.I.T. Application Deadline – to be announced
There is no cost to participate in this program, and it is not a paid position.

2024 Dates

  • C.I.T. Session 1 – Jun 2 – Jun 22, 2024
  • C.I.T. Session 2 – Jun 23 – Jul 13, 2024
  • C.I.T. Session 3 – Jul 14 – Aug 3, 2024

All C.I.T.s are required to attend a training session from May 26 – 31, 2024. Those unable to attend must complete a three-day in-person or virtual training program prior to their session.

Applications coming soon!

C.I.T.s must complete the linked application, which includes two 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.

Learn about the Ondessonk Wisdom in Leadership (O.W.L.) program.

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