South Mountain YMCA

Counselor in Training (CIT)

We believe in building leaders and responsible counselors. Our progressive program provides leadership training, team building and skill development. 

We have multiple workshops highlighting finance/budgeting, high school prep, college readiness, interviewing, life skills and more! 

CIT's are assigned to a senior counselors to shadow each week and prepare, organize and assist with camp activities. Our CIT's grow and develop a shared passion for kids and camp!

This program is only offered in two, 3-week sessions. College tour included with Sessions 1 & 2.

Camper Grades:  Entering Grade 9-10
Camper-to-Staff Ratio: 10:1
Camp Dates: 
Session 1 
June 29-July 17
Session 2  July 20-August 7
Session 3  August 10- August 28
Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
Camp Fees: $630 each 3-week session. 
Before and After Camp Care is NOT available.
Camp Director:  Tommy Donaldson tdonaldson@metroymcas.org
Registrations must be turned in by July 12th for the 2nd session. 
 Once your CIT background check is complete, all CIT’s must complete mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training prior to starting their first day of camp.

Information & Forms

Welcome to CIT
Sign In/Out Waiver
Parent Camp Guide

Parent Shout-Outs:

“My daughter loved the kids and they loved her!  The daily stories were fantastic.  Seeing her grow as a person was the best part of this experience for me.  Learning that she is able to work and be an effective communicator was the best part of her experience for me.  All of the smiles, hugs and kind words from the kids made the experience worth every minute for her!”

"My son loves to work with children and wants to continue as a counselor going forward. This program gave him insight and proved to him that he was making a impact. As a CIT he worked with and helped children that were having difficulty working and playing with other children. It meant the world to him when one of the parents talked to him about the difference he made with their son!  This program instilled, and built, on his nature instinct and nurturing manner with others."