Counselor In Training

Our Counselor In Training program is a great step for 8th, 9th and 10th graders to learn what it takes to be a Camp Counselor.

The goal of the CIT Program is to find participants that have a true desire to work with children. It is our goal to teach you through hands on experience the aspects of working with children at camp. This will include planning and implementing activities, organization of campers, discipline and at times parent interaction.

Each CIT will be assigned a group each session. They will work with the counselors of their group with all the day to day operations of camp and will participate in all activities. The CIT. Coordinator will ask the counselors to evaluate the CIT that was assigned to their group and those evaluations will be used when hiring CIT’s to be paid staff members in the future.

Returning CITs may register during regular registration times. No application is needed.

New CIT’s must fill out the CIT Application and return it to Suzanne Richards. Once applications are received, applicants will be contacted by the CIT Coordinator to set up a short interview beginning in April. You will then receive a Welcome Letter and payment information. Download Applications here: 2020 CIT Application 2020


CIT Fees

Per Week: $155
All 8 Weeks: $1,178
*Additional $30 per week for non-members


Registration Dates

Dates and TimeEligibility
February 3 at 10:00 am Returning 2019 campers and siblings who are Y members.
February 5 at 10:00 amMembers who are Darien residents.
February 10 at 10:00 am Members who are non Darien residents.
February 12 at 10:00 amNon-members
June 1 at 10:00 amRegistration for Extended Care and Lunch Bunch.