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CIT (Counselor In Training) Program

The Schuylkill Center's CIT Program is designed to provide adolescents, ages 15 to 17, with valuable work experience while maintaining a fun camp atmosphere. This is a volunteer-based program in which working hours can be exchanged for service hours for a school or an organization. A commitment of 2 full weeks is required at this time. CITs may be asked to work for 3 weeks at the maximum.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting with the supervision of campers ages 4-12
  • Assisting camp counselors with responsibilities and activities as needed
  • Assisting staff with additional projects


  • Between the ages of 15-17 years old
  • Responsible work ethic
  • Comfortable in the outdoors
  • Demonstrated ability to be a positive role model for campers

Dates of Program:

June 17, 2024 - August 16, 2024 (with one Saturday training date on May 18th (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Note: Camp Schuylkill is very grateful and excited to welcome another group of teen volunteers for the 2024 Camp Season. As our camp thrives with the help of CITs who enjoy being in nature, take the initiative to assist their counselors and other team members, actively engage with our campers, and participate in all aspects of Camp, please consider your teen's personality and interests to the expectations of the CIT Program before completing the application to ensure this is the best choice.

To apply:

Please submit an application through our Google Form. This includes a one-page essay that addresses the topics below:

  1. Why you would want to volunteer as a CIT with the Schuylkill Center
  2. Any experience you have working with children
  3. What you enjoy most about nature

The application closing date is March 31st, 2024.

* As there are a limited number of positions and an overwhelming number of applications, please note that completing an application does not guarantee a CIT position.

The Schuylkill Center is an Equal Opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, genetic information, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.