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Counselors in Training (CITs)
*2023 CIT Information Coming Soon*

The role of a CIT is to assist the summer camp counselors in providing a safe and fun camp experience. Hours range from 8:45-1:30 or 8:45-3:30 depending on the age group they are working with. There is a fee for all CIT's of $150 to cover training expenses. This is an unpaid position. Applicants must be enthusiastic about camp, enjoy working with children, animals, and the natural environment.


  • Interact with campers and assist Counselors with supervision of group.

  • Help facilitate activities, games, crafts, songs, stories, hikes.

  • Assist with camp preparation and clean-up

  • Serve as a positive role model for the campers.


  • Must be 14-17 years old 

  • Must have experience working with children (babysitting, tutoring, etc). 

  • Willingness to get dirty and work hard in all weather (including summer heat, humidity, and rain).

  • Must commit to at least one full week (Monday-Friday) of camp and be able to attend a mandatory training prior to the start of camp.

  • Must commit to one of our mandatory training sessions. Failure to attend a training will result in no longer having the ability to be a CIT during our summer camp season, NO EXCEPTIONS.


To apply

Applicants should email the following to Jennifer Bradshaw, at

  • Letter of interest

  • Resume

Woodcock Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are encouraged to apply.


The following information is for CIT's already accepted into the program. 

Fee for CIT's:

There is a $150 fee for all CIT's. To make payment online, click here

Forms for all CIT's:

Health Form (a State of CT Dept. of Education Health Assessment Record can be submitted in place of this form).

Media Release Form (complete and submit with your health forms).

Summer Camp/COVID Waiver (complete and submit with your health forms).

Additional Forms for CIT's with medication*:

*including allergies and asthma or other conditions requiring medication at camp.

Additional Care Needs at Camp Forms

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