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Counselor-in-Training Program

*We are no longer accepting applications for our 2019 CIT program.*

You’re mature, like to lead and love kids – make the most of your summer by helping children make the most of theirs. Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is specifically designed for teens entering 9th and 10th grade who want to develop their leadership skills in working with children. You will learn behavior management, team-building, communication and activity leadership by helping the counselors work with younger campers. Supervised by our CIT Directors, you will have the hands-on opportunity to assist group counselors, assist with activities and plan special events. Pingry will accept a small group of applicants, so if you’re seriously interested in taking part, please complete your application thoughtfully and accurately.

Eligibility: entering grade 9 or 10

Commitment: 4 weeks, consecutive or non-consecutive

Work Hours: 8:30am – 2:30pm, Monday – Friday

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30am – Staff Meeting
  • 8:45am – Camper Arrival
  • 9:00am – Activities Begin
  • Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm – Camper Dismissal
  • 1:15pm – CIT Circle
  • 1:30pm – Afternoon Training or Project
  • 2:30pm – Staff Dismissed

Training: CITs are required to complete online training and one half-day of on-campus training. Training dates TBA. CITs receive ongoing training throughout the summer during their work day.

Fees: There is no fee to participate in this program. Candidates who are hired will receive a small stipend.