Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638


Counselor in Training is an opportunity for our older campers to take on a leadership role at Earthplace. CITs will spend their days shadowing and aiding counselors in the preschool groups and the Owls. The CIT’s assigned group rotate weekly so they can explore working with different age groups.


A CIT week is designed to incorporate all the behind-the-scenes aspects of running a camp. Additionally, on Tuesdays and Thursdays CITs participate in workshop training where they discuss events of the day, camper behaviors and ways to handle various situations.


The CIT program introduces participants to the challenges and rewards of entering the workforce and helps prepare them for their first job. After registering, CITs must submit an application and be available for an interview. This exposes applicants to the job seeking process while helping Earthplace learn about their interests, skills and goals. CITs must commit to at least two sessions of camp, preferably consecutive weeks.



Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45-3:15pm
Tuesday, Thursday  8:45-4:00pm

Steps to become a CIT:

1. Click here to register.
2. Click here for the CIT Application Form. Please complete and submit to Earthplace via email at summercamp@earthplace.org, or via mail to 10 Woodisde Lane, Westport, CT 06880.
3. The summer camp directors will contact applicants to schedule an interview.