Counselor-In-Training Program


Camp Ho Mita Koda offers a Counselor in Training (CIT) program available campers ages 16 to 17 years old and entering their junior or senior year of high school. The program emphasizes leadership skills, creativity, team building and most importantly fun! By acting as role models for younger campers and assisting in leading aspects of the camp program, it is our goal that our CIT’s walk away having learned new leadership skills, having formed lasting memories with our youngest campers. For the 2020 season, the CIT program will be offered at a REDUCED RATE with a limited capacity at 5 campers per session. 


Training Program

The CIT’s take part in a special training program, similar to our own counselor’s training, to help them better understand the importance of a counselor’s responsibilities. Alongside the training aspect of the program, CIT’s will improve their leadership and creativity, being tasked with the planning and executing of their very own activity to teach at camp


It’s not all work

A familiar CIT stereotype is one of a “gopher” mentality or doing the little things and tasks no one else likes to do. The Camp Ho Mita Koda CIT experience is much different.

We like to think that CITs are potential counselors looking for an opportunity to learn and develop into our future leaders. We recognize CITs have leadership skills, and abilities which help make camp a phenomenal place. CITs have opportunities to teach and learn about activities, to plan and to implement programs, and to develop and use skills vital not only to camp, but to the world outside of camp.


CITs learn about, amongst other things:

  • How camp is run on a daily basis
  • How camp is run in terms of special events (trip day, all-camps, etc.)
  • What skill set is needed to work with kids (conflict resolution, management, etc.)
  • How to communicate with counselors and activity leaders to improve results of programming
  • How the camp’s different personalities mesh together for a common cause


Those are only some of the items you will experience at camp. You will find that the camp will blend teaching and experiential learning to give you the best possible chance to grow as a potential counselor and as a leader in and outside of camp.


Become a CIT

To sign up your camper for our CIT program, please ENROLL.  Once you put in your camper’s information, our system will automatically recognize their eligibility for our CIT program and present that as a program option for the camp session of your choice.

For the 2020 season, the CIT program will be offered at a REDUCED RATE with a limited capacity at 5 campers per session. If you would like more information about the Counselor in Training program, please do not hesitate to contact our office.