Counselor-in-Training Program

2013 CIT Grads
A summer at Camp Sweyolakan is far more than going to camp. It’s a way of life for the summer and an opportunity to positively affect the kids, and have fun in the process!

Counselors-in-Training get our full attention as we help them develop strong character, life skills, and values. We help kids understand the world around them and how they have an impact on it. Campers learn to push themselves; they gain confidence, independence, leadership and a positive outlook. Camp teaches understanding, patience, responsibility and cooperation.

CIT Frequently Asked Questions

The CIT program has an application process:

Youth Leadership Application Link – You may review the essay questions that will be asked prior to submission > CIT Application Essay Questions.

Reference Request Online Form Link – All applicant’s will need at least one written reference depending on their program. Printable Version of Youth Reference

Junior CIT (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this program.

Senior CITs attend camp the first half of the summer for 4 weeks of fun and learning.
June 30th – July 5th AND July 7th – 13th AND July 14th – 27th
FEE: $990

The focus of the Senior CIT program, in an environment of fun, is to develop skills that will make you a great camp counselor and a competent leader of children in any venue! Skills will include communicating with children, listening, teaching positive behavior and values, handling and understanding behavior and conflicts in positive ways, leading games and activities, and teaching outdoor skills. You will also learn about camp operation, the role and duties of camp administrator and staff. These skills will be valuable in any career that you choose!

Senior CITs are encouraged to submit 3 reference request forms if they are interested in the possibility of returning at the end of the summer for an internship.

Junior CITs 4-week program covers the last half of the summer.
July 28 – August 3rd AND August 4th – 10th AND August 11th – 24th
FEE: $990  

Not only do the Junior CITs begin their program and getting to know their peers, but are also tasked with planning and hosting the Gypsy Banquet on the last full night at camp.

Following successful completion of the Junior CIT program, participants return the following year as a Senior CIT.