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Counselor in Training Program

The purpose of the Camp Highlander’s Counselor in Training and Leadership Program is to provide an enriching experience for teens, while enabling them to maximize their individual potential to transform into dynamic leaders, capable of making a positive difference in the world!

Camp Highlander’s Counselor in Training and Leadership Program instills the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful servant-leaders, adults, and model citizens.

At Camp Highlander our staff lead, love and serve. Our CIT and Leadership Program is designed to facilitate the transition from camper to staff while equipping the CITS to join the incredible Highlander team one day. This leadership program will not only prepare them for the counselor role, but give them valuable life skills and leadership techniques for college, careers and future workforce. These skills include:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Positivity
  • Feedback

Our goal is for graduates of this program to be committed, hard-working, servant-hearted individuals. We accomplish this by guiding teens through a program filled with service, training, team building and FUN.

B Session

CIT’s will have leadership training, participate in service opportunities while also enjoying on and off-camp activities.

C Session

The CIT class will continue their leadership training and service while shadowing the Camp Highlander Staff. CIT’s will join our cabins and learn the in’s and out’s of CH staff roles and responsibilities and enjoy playing with campers at all our amazing activities. In addition, CITs will have the opportunity to participate in Color War competitions and coaching.

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Why Apply for the CIT & Leadership Program?

  • Personal growth
  • Leadership development
  • Life Skill Building
  • Unforgettable Memories
  • Life-long Friendships
  • 150 Community Service Hours
  • and FUN!


Eligibility is based on grade and previous enrollment as a camper at Camp Highlander. All candidates must have completed their junior year of high school.


The CIT program dates are June 30 - July 30, 2024.


The four and one half week program is $4,550.00. Upon completion of the CIT program, each CIT will receive 150 Community Service Hours for their volunteer work during the sessions.

Parent Agreement

All applicants must upload a completed Parent Agreement to their application. Please download the form here.

| Mandatory CIT Parent Agreement |

Application Due - January 15, 2024

Decisions Announced - February 15, 2024

Candidates must submit the following: Each applicant must submit their own application and use their own e-mail contact for communication.

  • Upload Two letters of recommendation from a mentor, teacher, coach or employer (may not be family)
  • Essay response
  • Parents of CIT candidates submit a signed Parent Agreement to be eligible for an interview. This Agreement is available for download above.

You will be contacted for an interview once your applicaiton has been recieved.

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