Thank you for your interest in participating in the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program. In this job training program, you will learn about working with children, leadership, teamwork, management, and more.
If you will be 15 years old by June 7, 2021 (returning CITs encouraged to apply), you are eligible to interview for one of our Camp Counselor positions. If you are interested, please contact Chris Penaranda for more information: 650.329.2478 | CITprogram@cityofpaloalto.org
If you are 13 or 14 years old and are interested in being a CIT, please complete the CIT application and return it as soon as possible. The application deadline is FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021! Please note that spaces are limited and completing the application and interview does not guarantee admission into this program.
If accepted into the program, you must attend one of two In-Service Trainings (see dates on page 3). These trainings will focus on leadership, management, city policies and the skills needed to be a successful CIT. The training workshops are required for all new and returning participants. No makeup dates will be held. After attending training, you are eligible to participate in a camp session. Please view the CIT recruitment information (page 2-3) for details about dates, times and fees.
This application is your opportunity to explain why you want to be a CIT and why you would do an excellent job. Here are some tips for completing the application:
Fill out the application yourself. We want to know why you are interested in being a CIT.
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you passionate about leadership? Did you enjoy attending one of our camps? Do you want to learn what it’s like to work at a summer camp?
Tell us what makes this program exciting to you.
Explain why you would be a good CIT.
We are looking for people who love working with children, are interested in leadership and are very responsible and dependable. Show us why these things are true about you!
Applications can be submitted online, if you have any questions or concerns please email CITprogram@cityofpaloalto.org.
After you submit this application, you will receive an email with instructions on how to schedule an interview. The interview is a chance for you to ask any questions you have about the program and is also part of how we determine which camp is the best match for you. The interview will last approximately 15 minutes. Please come prepared with any questions you may have.
We look forward to meeting you!