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Counselors-in-Training (CITs)

Entering grades 9 & 10
Hopkinton Summer Day Camp
Mandatory training week 1 or 2
Commit to four additional weeks

Counselors in Training (CITs) is for teens who want to be a part of a working team and leadership community. CITs will be trained and supported to engage with younger campers, act as role models, and lead others. CITs must participate in a mandatory training week, either week 1 or week 2. Afterwards, CITs will assist counselors in camp groups and lead activities throughout the day. As a workplace readiness program, it does not include traditional camp activities outside of daily swim time.

Through the CIT program, teens develop workplace readiness skills, gain experience working with youth, and learn to become community leaders. CITs are expected to learn and understand Y policies/procedures. The Y will consider CITs who display outstanding abilities for employment once they turn 16.

CIT Experience Highlights:

​Attend a required one-week training to prepare for a successful summer
Engage as a team member helping out at Family Fun Nights and camp-wide activities
Assist counselors in camper groups, running activities, and leading games
Shadow leadership roles in different departments to learn the ins and outs of camp
Develop strong, meaningful relationships with adult counselors, peers, and campers
Regular meetings with their CIT Director to receive guidance, support, and feedback through a formal coaching card
End-of-Summer field trip to celebrate their hard work

Application Process:

  1. Complete and submit a CIT Program Application
  2. Attend an in-person guardian and teen information session
  3. Formally register online once accepted into the program
  4. Commit to a one-week training (6/24 - 6/28 OR 7/1 - 7/5)
  5. Commit to at least four of the remaining eight weeks



Camp Director, Steve Lockney, 508-435-9345 x132