Tabor Academy Summer Program Counselor-In-Training Program is looking for responsible past campers who are interested in gaining leadership skills through classroom work and hands-on experiences in addition to activity-based knowledge. All skills learned during the summer(s) as a CIT will be applicable not only if the participant becomes a counselor at the Summer Program but also in any future endeavors where working with others is crucial. Counselors-in-Training must be able to reflect on their experiences throughout the summer and be willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Please read more below on our CIT 1 and CIT 2 programs below.
Successful completion of the CIT application and acceptance into the program are required in order to participate. As soon as your application is received it will be reviewed by members of the Tabor Summer staff, and you will receive an email with an acceptance decision.
Please click here to complete the CIT application.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must have past camp experience and be proficient in English (reading and writing). Please do NOT register for the program online until you have completed this process and have been accepted into the program.
CIT Year 1
For students completing their sophomore year in High School; ages 16-17; acceptance into the program is required
CIT1 focuses the beginning of the summer on team building and exploring different camp activities offered to campers. By the end of the first week each CIT1 picks a major activity (to participate in twice a day) and a minor activity (to participate in once a day) under the guidance of the CIT Coordinators. Working closely with Activity Heads, CIT1s work through a level system increasing his or her responsibilities at major and minor activities throughout the summer. In addition to three blocks at activities, CIT1s start the day with a Team Challenge and end the day with Leadership Training.
Residential CIT1s are fully engaged and participate in evening activities and are connected to a dormitory although depending on the number of CITs in the program with either live in a separate CIT dormitory or will be embedded in a pre-existing dormitory. Day CIT1s are an integral part of Tidal Time (Day camp activity period after lunch).
CIT1s have opportunities throughout the summer to break off from the rest of the camp and enjoy certain privileges such as free swim, movie nights, mini-golf adventures, and ice cream runs.
CIT Year 2
For students that have completed CIT Year 1; ages 16-17; acceptance into the program is required
CIT2 focuses on pushing individuals further into the role of counselor. CITs spend four out of five blocks out at activities. (Three at his or her major and one at his or her minor.) To help with the continuity from summer to summer, CIT2s will likely stay in the same major as his or her summer as a CIT1. Placements, however, will be discussed and decided on an individual basis under the direction of the CIT Coordinators and Activity Heads. Working closely with Activity Heads, CIT2s work through a level system increasing his or her responsibilities at major and minor activities throughout the summer and ultimately being seen by staff as close to the level of a full time counselor. CIT2s will spend one block a day in Leadership Training.
Residential CIT2s are fully engaged and participate in evening activities and live in a dormitory. They will have a set duty rotation in an effort to develop the skills needed to be a successful residential counselor. Day CIT2s are an integral part of Tidal Time (Day camp activity period after lunch) and have increased responsibilities than during CIT1.
CIT2s have opportunities throughout the summer to break off from the rest of the camp and enjoy certain privileges such as free swim, movie nights, mini-golf adventures, and ice cream runs.