Counselor-in-Training Program

Summer Leadership Program for Teens 14 & 15

The Counselor-In-Training program creates the opportunity for participants to develop leadership and job skills as well as developing a future source of counselors who have been trained in Ferguson Parks and Recreation leadership and program methods. They will help facilitate activities with the kids while gaining self-confidence, job experience, and a sense of responsibility. Successful participation as a CIT in the Summer Adventure Camp program can be used as work experience, professional reference, and a lead toward future employment.

Benefits of Being a CIT

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Obtain CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Receive performance feedback
  • Participate in camp activities & field trips
  • Explore future career opportunities
  • Attend all staff trainings & orientations

Program Information

  • CIT’s must be at least 14 years old by the start of the summer camp program
  • CIT’s can apply for a paid position when they turn 16
  • CIT’s pay a reduced camp fee of $30 per week


Applications must be submitted by TBD. After review, selected candidates will be scheduled for an interview. All candidates will be notified when selections are made. Accepted candidates and a parent/guardian will be required to attend an orientation.

2023 CIT Information Coming Soon