Summer Camps That Offer Counselor-In-Training Programs for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Offer Counselor-In-Training Programs for Campers in Westchester County

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Find a CIT program for your teen in Westchester County.


If your child has aged out of camp (why can’t they stay little forever?!) but wants to stay in the camp environment, why not get them to apply for a CIT program? Young adults who become camp counselors gain valuable skills in their experience as a camp counselor that translate to the professional world, including communication skills and teamwork, leadership skills and responsibility, time management, and problem solving. With all these benefits, enrolling in a counselor-in-training program at a summer day camp is a no brainer! We’ve compiled a list of summer camps in Westchester County that offer CIT programs for tweens and teens, including day camps in White Plains, Hartsdale, Larchmont, Southfield, Pleasantville, West Nyack, Pomona, New Rochelle, and Tarrytown.

Camp Clio
Camp Claire, 15 Oakland Ave., Lyme, CT and Middlesex County Camp, 298 E. Haddam Moodus Road, Moodus, CT
212-472-5207

A CIT program is run by our host camp during the last two weeks of Camp Clio Youth. CITs who are adopted are assigned to work in the Camp Clio cabins with adopted children and participate in all adoption activities. Applications can be found at campclaire.org.

Camp Funkist - YWCA White Plains
515 North St., White Plains
914-949-6227

This leadership intensive training program is geared toward campers who would like to continue their camp experience, learn valued mission driven work with the possibility of becoming a camp counselor in the future. Skills in leadership and life skills

Camp Ramaquois
30 Mountain Road, Pomona
845-354-1600

Our Counselor Apprentice Program (CAP) is designed for boys and girls entering 10th grade to work with campers of different ages throughout the summer to develop great skills for working with and being role models for children. CAPs also have an opportunity to be campers for half the day.

Cardinal baseball Camp, LLC
16 Ridge Road, Cos Cob, CT
203-869-3736

Cardinal Baseball Camp has high school aged volunteers that assist the 3-4 staff members in each age group at our camp. They are taught how to work with the campers in a positive way and also learn how to et up and take down equipment for fields.

Challenge Camp
555 W. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale
914-779-6024

This course is an exceptional opportunity to learn and train to be a counselor in the Challenge Camp environment. The course covers such topics as: camper socialization, assistant teaching and coaching, building self-esteem, conflict resolution and more. Then CITs get hands-on experience utilize their new skills assisting campers.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut
1 Blachley Road, Stamford, CT
203-989-1000

Chelsea Piers’ Counselor-in-Training program offers young adults the most comprehensive work-place introduction in Fairfield County. Under the supervision of our CIT Director and the Camp Director, participants learn to work both independently and cooperatively, in a professional and supportive environment.

Corbin's Crusaders Sports Club
471 North St., Greenwich, CT
212-875-8174

When you join Corbin's Crusaders you become a part of our family. Campers return year after year and many join other young adults in our CIT program. This program provides leadership opportunities in and outside of camp.

Destination Science - The FUN Science Day Camp for Kids 5-11!
Larchmont, New Rochelle, Tarrytown, and White Plains
888-909-2822

Destination Science Leaders-in-Training program is a hands-on leadership experience for kids entering 7th through 11th grade in the fall of 2018. This is perfect for graduates of Destination Science camp, student body officers, or any students interested in gaining real-world leadership experience.

MacInspires
1923 Palmer Ave., Larchmont
914-630-7338

MacInspires offers CIT positions for campers interested in participating in Summer STEAM Activities while assisting with younger campers. CITs are given special challenges to accomplish in the Makerspaces.

Mosholu Day Camp
261 Arden Valley Road, Southfield
845 243-0751

Campers who grow up at Mosholu have an opportunity to learn to become counselors with this fantastic, hands-on program. CITs receive a $200 stipend for successfully completing the summer.

Port Sailing
22 Pelham Road, New Rochelle
914-355-5400

This program is open to students 15 years of age or older with three years prior sailing experience. Completion of ASA, YRA or US Sailing certification program is a plus. Applicants should be mature, responsible and demonstrate leadership skills.

Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School
110 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack
845-627-0234

Thirteen-year-olds are eligible to apply for our CIT program no later than June 1. Applications can be found on our website. Please include a letter explaining what you can bring to the program and what you hope to gain by the experience. Email application and letter to summerplaycamp@bluerockschool.org

Westfair Swim Camp
Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville
914-588-2971

Our CIT program is available anyone 14 or older that have attended our camp. CIT’s add a fresh perspective, and integral knowledge of camp and facility.


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