Counselor in Training Program

Three Full Weeks | Recommended Age 15 & 16
Session 1(July 10th- July 29th)
Session 2 (July 31st- August 20th)

Have a Scout in your unit with an interest in the dynamics of camp life as a staff member? Then the Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is the perfect fit for them. Scouts who apply for this program will spend three weeks working alongside our staff learning and experiencing the perks of being a Hinds Staffer, building leadership and communication skills and getting an early start in some work experience.
Benefits of this Program? There are an infinite number of benefits that come from the CIT program. During the 1st week CITís will engage in the traditional program at Hinds taking merit badges, building relationships with other CITís in the group, and participating in summer camp highlights like swimming, boating, shooting and crafts just like a Scout visiting for a normal week. Week 2 finds our CITs taking limited merit badges while doing observations and some limited assisting in many different areas throughout camp.  It is our goal to introduce our CITs to all the programs at camp, including COPE.  Week 3 they will experience life as a camp staff Ė assisting in some merit badge instruction, helping with troop afternoon activities and evening activities at camp, including our campfires. 
Fee? The CIT Program costs $230.00 for the three weeks.  This includes a 2016 t-shirt, food and living arrangements. CITís will be required to follow the same staff uniform policies,  meaning in addition to their Class A shirt they will need to have a weekís worth of Staff Class B uniform which includes any Scouting shirt, Scout shorts, centennial green crew socks, and a belt. A complete supply list will be provided upon acceptance to the program. 
Sign Up? The CIT Program uses an application process, where Scouts interested in participating should download, fill out, and send in the application from Applications should be sent in by May 2nd. Late applications will be accepted but will only be considered as space is available. A short interview will be made in the month of May. If accepted into the program there will be a CIT & Parent meeting in June.
We are offering two sessions of the program. 

Session 1 spans from week 2 (July 10th) thru week 4(July 29th)
Session 2 runs from week 4 (July 31st) thru week 7 (August 20th). 

CITs will be dismissed from a week of camp at around 9 p.m. on Friday, have Saturday off, and will need to be back to camp on Sunday at 11:29 a.m (we can make accommodations for church services).

Download PDF of
CIT Application

Last Update: March 10, 2016