CIT's (Counselors in Training)

NO LONGER Accepting applications for the Summer 2020 camp season. 

We regret that we will not be able to accommodate a CIT program this summer. Strict COVID-19 guidelines from the Office of Early Childhood Education and the Governor's office have greatly reduced the number of 'campers' allowable in our program (because of their age, the State of CT considers CITs as 'campers'). Please understand that this is a great loss to our program as we enjoy sharing the camp experience with our CITs each summer. We look forward to returning to our typical programming during 2021.

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 9:15-3:30 depending on the age group they are working with. There is a fee for first year 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 (graduating high school seniors are invited to apply for a counselor position)

  • 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.


To apply

Applicants should email the following to Sam Nunes, at

  • Letter of interest

  • Resume

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

Fee for 1st time CIT's:

There is a $150 fee for first year CIT's to cover training expenses. 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).

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

Media Release Form (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

Woodcock Nature Center

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Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

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