What is the CIT Program?


The CIT program is founded on Ton-A-Wandah’s core values: character, community, sportsmanship, work, and fun. Added to these core values is a focus on leadership, service, and responsibility. Through this opportunity, individuals gain confidence in themselves to pursue other leadership positions and future goals. Most importantly, the CIT program is aimed at helping an individual become an effective camp counselor.


Program Purpose and Overview

The purpose of the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is to give rising high school junior and senior young women an introduction to basic leadership dynamics, life-learning skills training, and the tools necessary to assess their own desires in becoming a camp counselor. Our CIT program is organized into six components: leadership skills workshops, supervised cabin counselor assistance, activity lesson plan development and instruction assistance, all-camp evening program selection and planning, a three-day/two-night outdoor education experience and the selection, approval and completion of a group service project.

Many CIT’s are lifelong TAW campers who are familiar with the camp’s core values, traditions, and daily routine. For others, it may be their first experience coming to Camp Ton-A-Wandah. No matter which way you come, the Counselor in Training Program offers a fantastic opportunity for those interested in developing their skills as leaders and role models. What better way to do that than at camp with other likeminded individuals!

2020 CIT (Counselor in Training) Sessions


1st Session (FULL)
June 7 to June 26
Tuition:  $3,250
2nd Session (FULL)
June 28 to July 17
Tuition: $3,250
3rd Session
July 19 to August 7
Tuition: $3,250



Once you have enrolled your daughter as a camper, please have her personally fill out the second part of the CIT application here.

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