Staff Resources

CITs: Counselors in Training!

Camp Hi-Sierra encourages any youth, male or female, from the ages of 14-17 to join our CIT program. What is a CIT you ask? Quite simply, a CIT is a camp Counselor In Training: someone who volunteers for a short period at a camp to learn the ropes of teaching, supervising, and being a camp staffer.

Who makes a good CIT? Often youth who are considering work as summer camp staff in the future, but are not free for the whole season, not yet feeling ready, or are simply too young for full staff work. However, even if you are not going to be a camp staff member next year, time as a CIT has its advantages.

As a CIT you spend two weeks getting a taste of helping out in the various program areas of camp, developing your ability to supervise other youth, improving your leadership skills, and watching and working with the expert teachers of our camp as they work through merit badges with the scouts.

CITs stay at camp for free, room and board provided: it’s like two weeks of camp you don’t have to pay for! Of course, there is an obvious reason for this: you are putting your backs into helping all of us at Camp Hi-Sierra get done the rewarding job of hosting a resident camp and learning experience for scouts. We value immensely the job our CITs do for us, and while we promise to keep you busy, we will also guarantee that you will have a whole lot of fun.

To volunteer, fill out the CIT portion of the Camp Staff Application, and send it in to the SVMB Council Office!