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Counselor in Training 

June 14 - July 25

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 experience and counselor by being involved in the day to day excitement of MountainCamp. During a CIT II's 6 weeks at MountainCamp, they will have mastered the art of being a role model, the balance of personal and professional all while also preserving their silly, fun youthfulness that is a camp counselor's number one tool while working with children. The CIT II program begins with one week of Senior High camp gaining the perspective of a camper. The 2nd week of camp is a unique training experience for CIT's to gain needed knowledge and skills to be successful the remaining 4 weeks. CIT II's will spend their remaining weeks of camp living in cabins with Intermediate and Elementary campers gaining much needed skills for conflict management, community building and gaining the needed skills for working with children as a MountainCamp counselor. They also get to enjoy trips to cool rivers, high peaks and raft the thrilling Nantahala river.

Space in the CIT II program is limited. All applications and references must be submitted by February 28 to be considered. Applicants may be contacted for a phone interview. Program participants will be chosen no later than March 31.


  • June 14 – July 25, 2020

  • Application opens: November 1, 2019

  • Application deadline: February 28, 2020

  • Programs start on Sunday and ends on Saturday

  • Camper check-in is 1:00 – 3:00 PM on first day of the program

  • Pick up campers at the end of program at 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon


  • $2050 per camper

  • Standard Deposit (non-refundable): $200 per camper registration

  • Full payment of all registration fees due: June 1, 2020

Savings & Discounts

  •  5% family discount for second sibling registered

  •  10% family discount for third sibling registered

  • $50 referral credit for New Campers. Both campers will receive $50 credit when all registration is complete. (Must fill out referral form and complete registration before April 30th)

  • In our application system, choose the Counselor in Training application period.

  • All fields must be filled out to submit the application. Campers who are accepted into the program will be registered by The Mountain to set up payment and fill out required forms for attendance.

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