Counselor-in-Training Program

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For teenagers entering eleventh and twelfth grade

Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro‘s Counselor in Training (CIT) program is a four-week commitment for two consecutive summers. CITs learn and build on leadership, communication and program delivery skills. Previous summers at El Tesoro is not a pre-requisite. An application and interview process is required for admittance into the CIT program.

See our current camp sessions for program dates and pricing.

The CIT program has a limited number of spots available – not all applicants will be accepted; however, all interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply.

CIT applications open with registration on September 1.


2nd Year CIT (campers entering 12th grade) application deadline is November 27, 2023.
Applications are reviewed and interviews are scheduled before January 26. Notice of acceptance is sent by February 5.

1st Year CIT (campers entering 11th grade) application deadline is January 2, 2024.
Applications are reviewed and acceptance notifications are sent by February 5.