Counselors in Training

Counselor in Training (CIT) 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.

Session 2June 17 - June 21
Session 3June 24 - June 28
Session 4July 1 - July 3
Session 5July 8 - July 12
Session 6July 15 - July 19
Session 7July 22 - July 26
Session 8July 29 - August 2
Session 9August 5 - August 9

* Will prorate as needed depending on school end date.
** Reduced days and rates apply for the holiday week.

Members: $150

Non-Members: $150

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, or via mail to 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880.
  3. The summer camp directors will contact applicants to schedule an interview.

14 & 15 years old