Counselor in Training and Junior Counselor Programs

The Hitchcock Center Nature Summer Camp has great opportunities for teens in 2020! Our “Counselor-in-Training (CIT)” program, is for teens entering 7-9th grade, who love nature and working with children. Our “Junior Counselor (JC)” program for 10-12th graders ready for more of a leadership role. Applicants for both programs should earnestly wish to build their leadership skills and contribute to a fun, safe camp environment by being mature and appropriate role models for the kids.

They should always be looking for ways to help the staff and the campers, and be excited and energetic for a jam-packed day. CITs and JCs attend camp for one or more sessions assisting counselors with all the activities of Nature Camp, such as leading hikes, activities, games, and songs. Reporting to the Co-Camp Directors, and working alongside the counselors, JCs have fun learning in the outdoors while gaining leadership experience at the same time. CITs and JCs must attend a mandatory training session on June 28 from 2:00–4:00pm and be at camp from 8:15am to 3:30pm each day (3:45pm on Tuesdays for staff meetings). We encourage current 12-14 year-olds to register for one of our Leadership Training camp sessions either July 6–17 or July 27–August 7 to prepare you to be a CIT. See below for more information about this special camp session.

We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until April 5, 2020.

Interviews will begin in March.
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Counselors-in-Training (CITs)

 Interested in becoming a Counselor-in-Training?

Junior Counselors (JCs)

Interested in becoming a Junior Counselor?

Attention 12-14 year-olds! Looking for a fun learning experience at camp?

Leadership Training Camp

July 6 – 17 (2 weeks) OR July 27 – August 7 (2 weeks)
Members: $670/Non-members: $735
Instructors: Peter Lamdin & Katie Koerten (July), Peter Lamdin & Aemelia Thompson (July/August)

Are you ready for a camp that will grow your leadership skills while being outside all day long, every day? Do you want to to develop your skills as a naturalist, activity leader, outdoors person, and community member? Leadership Training Camp (LTC) is for you! Now in its 7th year, LTC is designed to prepare you to be a Counselor-in-Training or Junior Counselor at Hitchcock or other camps, or to just develop leadership skills that can apply to school and in life. Our packed two weeks include games, challenges, and activities from years past, and new ones. We reflect daily on our work together as a team and what makes a great leader. We go on field trips to stretch our skills, such as rock climbing, a ropes course, hiking, and an overnight camping trip. If you’re looking to challenge yourself, learn what it takes to lead others in the outdoors, and have lots of fun, please join us! To register…

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