Day Camp CIT Counselor


Coordinate and lead a leadership development program for Counselors in Training. Experience with teens and leadership development is required to apply


  • SEATTLE CIT COUNSELOR: Carkeek Park, Woodland Park [Seattle] – POSITION FILLED
  • EAST CIT COUNSELOR: Hans Jensen @ Lake Sammamish State Park [Issaquah]. Blyth Park [Bothell]


  • Leadership and guidance of a group of 8th graders.
  • Guide teens in the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program; in learning leadership and skills for working with younger children.
  • Implement a challenging and fun training.


  • With a group of CIT’s, plan and carry out a camping program built on appreciation and preservation of the natural resources of the camp site and surroundings.
  • Work closely with Site Director in coordinating activities of the group, and ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Guide the  youth in individual participation, group, unit and all-camp activities.
  • Assist with all-camp program activities and other camp-wide activities as assigned.
  • Interpret to youth and enforce safety and health regulations.
  • Prepare group evaluations as required.


  • At least 20 years of age:
    Have completed one of the following at a Camp Fire or other agency camp:
    i.     One year as a Day Camp junior staff.
    ii.     One year Counselor in Training (CIT) or Counselor Assistant Training (CAT)
    iii.     Other leadership training experience related to youth.
  • Willingness to accept supervision and coaching to improve effectiveness.
  • Willingness to accept his/her/their share of camp responsibilities.
  • A personal philosophy of camping which recognizes the values which the youth can gain through group living as well as participation in varied activities.
  • Must attend and participate in Day Camp Teen Leadership Staff Training to be scheduled by the Day Camp Director.
  • Must attend Onsite Day Camp training to be scheduled by camp Site Directors.  Your application form includes a space to document other relevant training you have had in the past 12 months