Counselors in Training
Ages 12-17


Summer Camp Counselor in Training 


Join us this summer as a Counselor in Training (CIT), previously called Junior Counselors, for Summer Camp at St. Edward State Park. Build your leadership, teaching and group management skills supporting campers ages 6-11 while they hike, play, learn, craft and make friends, all 100% outdoors! Heartwood is free of charge for all CITs. This is a volunteer program and counts toward community service hours.


Information and Requirements

CITS must meet the following requirements:​

  • Enjoy working and interacting with young children

  • Motivated to become a role model

  • Desire to learn leadership skills

  • Interest in the natural environment

  • Commit to a minimum of volunteering at least one full week during the summer, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Submit a Letter of Recommendation from an adult non-family member (returning CITs do not need to provide a letter of recommendation)


Typical responsibilities:

  • Assisting with group management

  • Leading songs, games, and activities

  • Gathering materials and supplies

  • Helping clean-up

  • Learning new things about nature

  • Helping out with the end of the week festivities 

Weeks Offered:

Week 1: June 27 - July 1

Week 2: July 5th - 8th* (no camp on 7/4)

Week 3: July 11th - 15th

Week 4: July 18th - 22nd

Week 5: July 25th - 29th

Week 6: August 1st - 5th​

Camps Times - Depending upon which camp you request and are assigned, your camp time is as follows:

Camp Wildwood, ages 6-11: 8:45am-3:30pm

Camp Heronswood, ages 5-9: 9:30am-2:30pm

Camp Bigleaf, ages 4-6: 8:45am-12:45pm


Apply Here!


Counselors in Training 2022