Counselors-In-Training (Age 16)

Do you love the camp experience, love working with kids and consider yourself a great leader? If so, then Copper Cannon’s Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program might be for you!


The CIT program is for 16-year-olds who are looking to gain the skills necessary to become a counselor or staff member in the future. You don’t have to be a former camper at Copper Cannon to apply for this program. It is a transitional time as you move from camper to staff and requires a positive mental attitude and the desire to learn.


The CIT program lasts for three weeks instead of just the normal one, in order to give you the necessary time and experience to help them on their way to becoming a counselor. During the first week, you’ll will get to enjoy many of the great activities and experiences that camp has to offer, but on more of a leadership level than the regular campers. CITs will shadow counselors, learn leadership and other necessary skills, and most importantly get to have a great impact on the lives of children.


During your second part in camp as a CIT, you’ll be assigned to a specific cabin to work one-on-one with a counselor and their group of 5-7 campers. This will be your opportunity to learn the ins and outs of everything camp counselor-related, from getting all the kids to wake up in the morning all the way through getting them to quiet down and go to bed at night. The hands-on learning experience is a great way to see what it takes to become an actual counselor and to see if it is the right choice for you.


So how do you apply to be a Counselor-In-Training?

  • Space is limited for this position and we can’t guarantee that we can take everyone, but don’t let that keep you from applying!

  • Please fill out a normal camper application and med form, referring to the CIT program instead of particular weeks/programs when necessary.

  • In addition to the normal application, we ask that potential CITs include an essay of “Why I would make a quality CIT” with their application.

  • Also, feel free to check out both the Camper FAQs and the Staff FAQs to see some of the most commonly asked questions people have when applying as well as the answers to them.


You are still a camper, and a great way to spend your last summer!

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