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 – February 18, 2024
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.

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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. program to apply.

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

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