CIT (4+ weeks) | 9th Grade

Read on if your child would be interested in being a CIT in summer 2023!

Four week minimum commitment.

Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program is designed for the 'best of the best' ... rising 9th graders who are leaders and welcome challenges. CITs must be great with kids, have tons of energy, be willing to work hard, and like to have fun themselves. We are looking for those ready to commit to learning how to be a LINX Camps counselor. The program includes a week of intense leadership training and development for our future counselors and tomorrow's leaders!

How to Apply

The LINX Camps CIT program has a three-step application process:

  • Read through the remaining tabs on this page to fully understand the commitment and opportunities
  • Submit an application
  • Interview
Application

Future Employment with LINX Camps

Participation in our CIT program does not guarantee placement as a LINX Camps counselor, or team member, at any point the future.
Campers who distinguished themselves while completing the CIT program are encouraged to apply for a junior staff position at LINX Camps the following summer, which include Junior Counselor, Operations, or Office Runner. Please know that historically there are more CIT graduates than junior staff positions available. CIT graduates who apply for, but aren't offered, a junior staff position are welcome to apply for a staff position the following year!

Details

Our four week CIT program requirement gives growing leaders their first taste of an internship opportunity as they work long enough to see the impact they can make on campers! Our program begins with a week of training, with certified staff trainers and experts, which is designed to help teens excel. Then, there is a minimum of three weeks of experience in the field (a camp group). Teens may add on as many additional field weeks as they would like.
Please note, the four+ weeks of the program do not have to be consecutive, although it is beneficial to immediately follow the training week with a field week to solidify learnings.

  • Training weeks offered = June 26th or July 10th
  • Field weeks offered = July 3rd onward

Responsibilities

CITs assist with activities as requested and directed. Our CIT Coordinator is responsible for the daily assignments, supervision, and training of all CITs.

  • CITs are not responsible for the leadership, direction, or discipline of camper groups.
  • CITs are not included in our published staff to camper ratios.

Sample Day

The CIT day consists of:

  • Three to four periods (including lunch) working under the direction of LINX Camps staff. The CITs will assist the lead counselor while training younger campers in the latest coaching techniques or general camp activities
  • After lunch, they will have a choice to stay with the group or join other CITs for two optional periods of daily leadership training led by a senior member of the LINX Camps team in which CITs learn about: Being a counselor, taking on leadership roles, handling difficult situations, teamwork, peer meditation, conflict resolution, character development, and team building

CIT Options

The field options include:

  • All Star Sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • General Camps
  • Junior Camps
  • Science
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Theater

Rates

The rate for summer 2023 is $509 per week.
For families interested in adding bus or lunch to their CIT's summer, the promotional rates at the time of their application email will be honored.

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The CIT program was such a great experience for my son! It seemed that the whole group had such a good time together — they even got together outside of camp to attend a local carnival!" The CIT program was such a great experience for my son! It seemed that the whole group had such a good time together — they even got together outside of camp to attend a local carnival!" O.D., Maynard
I loved your CIT program because I was still able to have a camp experience (making so many friends my age!), while learning, preparing, and getting helpful tips for my future as a full-time counselor." I loved your CIT program because I was still able to have a camp experience (making so many friends my age!), while learning, preparing, and getting helpful tips for my future as a full-time counselor." O.D., Maynard
Our camper has been attending LINX Camps since 2nd grade. He will be a CIT next summer and is looking forward to it." Our camper has been attending LINX Camps since 2nd grade. He will be a CIT next summer and is looking forward to it." P.M., Needham
My daughter said this was her favorite LINX Camps summer ever. Her only complaint is that she can't be a CIT for another year ;-)" My daughter said this was her favorite LINX Camps summer ever. Her only complaint is that she can't be a CIT for another year ;-)" K.G., Medfield
I love how organized LINX Camps was and how all the counselors and staff were. I also VERY impressed with the follow-up and follow through on any questions and concerns I had." I love how organized LINX Camps was and how all the counselors and staff were. I also VERY impressed with the follow-up and follow through on any questions and concerns I had." J. R., Needham
My daughter enjoyed LINX Camps so much that she would like to be a CIT for the entire summer next year." My daughter enjoyed LINX Camps so much that she would like to be a CIT for the entire summer next year." J.L., Newton
Just a thank you for a decade of camp! I just dropped my son off at his last camp bus, this morning, as he's now aged out. He's loved going to LINX Camps as a camper and then as a CIT. It has always been an amazing experience and a happy place for him. As a parent, I couldn't have asked for anything... Show full review Just a thank you for a decade of camp! I just dropped my son off at his last camp bus, this morning, as he's now aged out. He's loved going to LINX Camps as a camper and then as a CIT. It has always been an amazing experience and a happy place for him. As a parent, I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much!" D.R., Newton
I thought I would take a minute to let you know how much my daughter is enjoying being a CIT at LINX Camps. She is having a great time and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to all!" I thought I would take a minute to let you know how much my daughter is enjoying being a CIT at LINX Camps. She is having a great time and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to all!" A.B., Natick
My camper felt supported, prepared, and appreciated in your CIT program. Thank you! It was an excellent experience." My camper felt supported, prepared, and appreciated in your CIT program. Thank you! It was an excellent experience." T.W., Brookline