Counselor-In-Training Camp Program

A 2 Week Leadership Camp for ages 15-16!

What is a Counselor-In-Training?

Counselors-In-Training or CIT’s spend two full weeks at Terrapin Adventures learning what it takes to be a great Camp Counselor, but that isn’t the only thing they’ll learn! 

Teens enrolled in this program will learn about different types of leadership and how to use their unique voice to be an effective leader, both at and away from camp!

Each day CITs will learn valuable skills that will build confidence and knowledge. Along the way, they’ll be participating in a wide variety of exhilarating activities!

After completing our program, there are a variety of volunteer opportunities within Terrapin Adventures Youth Programs. Volunteers can gain service hours and first-hand experiences to help boost their college applications and resume!

During week one of the program, CITs will stick together as a cohort, learning the skills necessary to be a camp counselor.

During week two of the program, CITs will be placed with a group of younger campers so that they can practice their newfound leadership skills!

Week #1

Two-day, one-night backpacking trip along the Appalachian Trail*

Spelunking/Caving

Mountain Biking**

Kayaking***

Zip lining

Aerial Adventure Course

Giant Swing

Rock Climbing

Archery

Slingshotting

Environmental Education

Nature Hiking

Campfire Cooking and S’mores

Stargazing and Astronomy

Arts and Crafts

*Transportation is provided by Terrapin Adventures for the backpacking and caving trip taking place on Thursday and Friday. Additionally, Terrapin Adventures will provide all gear necessary for backpacking and caving, except for your sleeping bag.

**Bikes and Helmets provided. Campers may bring their own bike and helmet if they would like.

***Kayaking takes place at Scott’s Cove in Laurel, Maryland. On your assigned kayaking day, campers will need to be dropped off and picked up at this location. 

Week #2

Hands-On Experience With Children

Leading Activities

Day Trip to Patapsco Valley State Park*

River Tubing*

Zip lining

Aerial Adventure Course

Giant Swing

Rock Climbing

Slip N’ Sliding

Archery

Slingshotting

Campfire Cooking & S’mores

Environmental Education

Nature Hiking

Campfire Cooking and S’mores

Stargazing and Astronomy

Arts and Crafts

*Patapsco Day Trip and River Tubing take place at Patapsco Valley State Park (Avalon and Hilton Area). On your assigned tubing/park day, CITs will need to be dropped off and picked up at this location. 

Program Information

Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Ages:15 – 16 years old

Cost: $749 (includes both weeks)

10% off before April 1st using the code EARLYBIRD10

5% off before June 1st using the code EARLYBIRD5

Sibling discount available.

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For questions or more information:

For camp-specific questions, contact our Camp Director:

Campdirector@terrapinadventures.com

301 – 725 – 1313

Looking for camp programs for a different age? Check out our other summer camp programs on our General Summer Camp Information Page.

Countdown to the first day of Camp!