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Counselor in Training 

June 9 - July 27, 2024

Apply to be with us for our 7 week CIT program this summer!


Counselors in Training (CITs) get a unique experience while at MountainCamp. As this is a Leadership Experience, applications are required. Campers should be 16-17 years old (rising 12th graders).

The Counselor in Training program started in 1995 to allow for our older youth to gain camp leadership and counselor experience by being involved in the day-to-day excitement of MountainCamp. During a CIT’s 6 weeks at MountainCamp, they will have mastered the art of being a role model, the balance of personal vs. professional, all while also preserving their silly, fun youthfulness that is a camp counselor's number one tool while working with children. The CIT campers will begin their all-summer experience working with the CIT mentor to learn the intricacies of what it takes to be a counselor at MountainCamp, incorporating leadership opportunities and discovering their passion and potential along the way. Throughout the summer, CITs will work with Elementary and Intermediate cabins, gaining much needed skills for conflict management, community building and for working with children as a MountainCamp counselor. They also get to enjoy trips to cool rivers, high peaks and rafting the thrilling Nantahala river.For the last week of their summer, CITs will join the ASCENDER program for an OSA-style out-trip to celebrate their work and to debrief their experience.

Space in the CIT program is limited. All applications and references must be submitted by March 15th to be considered. Applicants may be contacted for a phone interview. Program participants will be chosen no later than March 31. We are holding spaces in the Senior High Camp for anyone who does not get accepted into the ASCENDER or CIT program.

APPLY to be a CIT Here!


  • $1700 per camper

  • Standard Deposit (non-refundable): $400 per camper registration

  • Full payment of all registration fees due: June 1, 2024

  • In our registration system, select MountainCamp and select for "Counselor in Training" AFTER you have been accepted and receive confirmation from the Camp Director

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