Counselor-in-Training (Grades 9-10)


Nurturing the Youth

The Stamford Family YMCA CIT program is a selective program that offers teenagers, ages 15-16, the opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn how to contribute and grow as a thoughtful counselor and role model to younger campers. Our selection process is rigorous and includes an application, references, and interviews with the Camp Director.


Counselors-In-Training are an important part of our youth-centered community and learn how to make camp special for each child. CITs develop practical skills that can be transferred to future academic and employment opportunities.


Counselors-In-Training are leaders in training who receive weekly evaluations in an environment that provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills through engagement with our diverse community of campers.


In addition to working, CITs enjoy the many special activities offered at camp including field trips, swimming, athletics, and the various other opportunities to share in the fun of camp!


Please note that while many of our CITs are former campers, this is not a prerequisite for enrollment into this program. Participants in this program are actively encouraged to apply as a counselor for the following summer.


Applicant must be 15-16 years of age. Previous work experience and strong desire to work with children. Teens must complete the C.I.T. application with references.