Teen Camps | CIT: Counselor in Training Fieldwork

Are you eager to get a head start learning valuable life and professional skills? Then the J-Camp CIT program is for you!

The J-Camp CIT program gives you the guidance and tools required to be a strong counselor and an even greater future leader. As a CIT you will gain valuable leadership experience and skills through hands-on activities and events. You will become role models for J-Camp campers as you learn to lead games, arts and crafts, songs, stories and more. You will learn skills for effective leadership, group management, child development basics and policies and procedures in relation to working with youth. You will be able to use your experience as a CIT to solve problems using critical thinking, communication, teamwork, patience and respect.

CITs will leave the program with a new sense of confidence in themselves and their ability to tackle challenges head-on. Along the way you will form new bonds and make lasting friendships, working with J-Camp's diverse community. Upon successful completion of CIT orientation, teens will be invited to participate in the Fieldwork program.

Please Note: In order to be eligible to apply for the Junior Counselor positions in J-Camp, completion of CIT Orientation and 105 or more hours of Fieldwork is required.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Training Fieldwork and Orientation

Grades 9–12 | $190 Members/$210 J-Pass Holders & General Public | Weeks 1–9 | Location: OFJCC

Want to become a camp counselor? CIT Fieldwork is an opportunity for teens to use their leadership skills while working with J-Camp staff. They assist staff with games, arts and crafts, and camp songs in J-Camp. The Counselor in Training program will be both fun and challenging, while you gain strong leadership skills and still have fun working with campers.

Our CIT program focuses on the skills necessary that will assist you in becoming a successful future camp leader. The CITs will be evaluated by staff at the end of the camp week. Specific camp placements depend on CIT skill sets and camp availability. Additional waivers may apply depending upon the CIT's camp placement. As an ACA (American Camp Association) accredited camp, and for the safety of our campers, CIT Orientation must be completed prior to participating in continued sessions of Fieldwork.

Please note that all new and returning CITs will be required to attend a J-Camp orientation on one of the first Mondays of session A, B or C. Orientation dates:

  • Session A: June 15
  • Session B: June 29
  • Session C: July 13

*CITs can receive a letter demonstrating their 35 hours of community service for each week of Fieldwork that they complete.

Express Drop-Off Walk Up Drop-Off  Camp Hours  Pick Up Extended Care
8:00–8:40 AM  8:00–9:00 AM 8:45 AM–3:30 PM 3:15–3:30 PM 3:30–6:00 PM