Counselor In Training Program

Training Future Leaders

The Counselor In Training (CIT) Program at Eden Village West offers rising 11th graders a unique opportunity to develop leadership, group facilitation, and program implementation skills while building lifelong friendships and community.


There is no other program like a Counselor In Training program. In what other program will you eat dinner blindfolded, learn about leadership fundamentals and child development pedagogy, plan a silly evening program for 150 people, and support bunk life and program areas all culminating in a beautiful California wilderness excursion? The program is designed to train, challenge, and nurture emerging adults as they ready themselves to take on more leadership inside and outside of summer camp. During this journey CITs will receive guidance and feedback from experienced staff that will help them grow immensely. Simply put, your CIT summer is a special summer.

Dates & Rates

Start Date: Tuesday, June 30
End Date: Sunday, July 26


The CIT Program is a four week experience spread out over two sessions at Eden Village West. Scholarships are available for this program. Once a CIT is accepted, their family can fill out the Financial Aid Application located in your CampInTouch account. Eden Village West strives to make camp financially accessible for every camper and CIT.

How To Apply

CITs are accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled. The application process is as follows:


  • Step 1:  A parent / guardian should fill out a Camper Application.
  • Step 2:  A prospective CIT should fill out a CIT Application.
  • Step 3:  Video Interview with a camp director.