CITs (Counselors-In-Training) are 17 years old. Camp CIT positions are limited, and the program is application based. While exceptions can be made, the CIT program is open almost exclusively to former campers.
At its heart, the CIT summer camp program is an extension of the Ranger Program–but it provides full immersion in an advanced leadership program: At its heart, the CIT summer camp program is an extension of the Ranger Program–but it provides full immersion in an advanced leadership program:
- Teaching, coaching, and mentoring younger campers in specific activities
- Designing and implementing lesson plans
- Working with Camp leadership to manage Blue/White games, Awiskini ceremonies, and Parents’ Visit
- Supporting the entire food management and kitchen operations
Following a successful tenure as a camp counselor-in-training and having mastered the CIT program, those selected as candidates for camp counselor complete a year’s sabbatical away from Camp and reach the age of 19. They are then invited back to join Adirondack’s staff.