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Camp (3).HEIC

Counselor-in-Training Program

Learn, grow and belong with Terra Camps this summer. Join us for an interview, training, and daily life at camp as we educate, nurture and connect with others and ourselves. 

CITs assist with activities related to Earth and/or language studies, movement, art, and connection as well as camper management, meal time and more. Hiking, discovering, playing group games, and supporting social-emotional learning is all part of daily life as a CIT. 


cost is 

Receive $50/week back upon successful completion 

CIT Training
June 13th-15th
9:00am - 3:00pm

Weekly Camps
June 12th - August 18th

Ages 13-17 in Marin and San Francisco

Earn your CPR, First Aid & AED  Certification



Gain interview experience, assist in coordinating camper activities, attend camp safety and logistics trainings, participate in team meetings and debriefs 



Advance leadership development, emotional intelligence, communication and organization skills, receive feedback and obtain strong references



Make friends, be a role model and collaborate with a committed and passionate team


How can

I join the CIT program?


  1. Register for your CIT week(s) 

  2. Send your resume to

  3. Join us for a scheduled phone interview

  4. If successful, attend training & begin your summer adventure with Terra Camps

  5. If unsuccessful, recieve interview and resume feedback and a $150 refund

Acceptance to our CIT Program is official unpon successful completion of the phone interview. As well as a commitment to the following:

  • CITs must be ready to learn every day. There is huge potential for personal and professional growth. We will provide the skills and guidance; please bring your focus and committed attitude.  

  • CITs must always be willing to participate enthusiastically. Being fully present and participating in a positive manner is a requirement of our teen leadership programs as well as our staff.  

  • As leaders and role models for others, negative, disruptive or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. This includes apathy or lack of desire to participate in programming and any behavior deemed unsafe for campers or staff. CITs must voluntarily abstain from using their cellular devices during camp.


What training will I receive as a CIT?


  • CPR and First Aid

  • Outdoor curriculum building

  • Problem solving technics 

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Running morning circle meetings and other programs

  • Group management skills

  • Language Immersion

What are the benefits of participating in the CIT program?


  • Empower teens to become leaders and role models for others

  • Building knowledge and skills for future work with youth

  • Experience the fun and joy of camp all while learning, growing and giving back to your community

  • Build relationships

  • Bridge the gap between camper and counselor 

is the CIT program right for me?

Terra Camps is seeking CITs ages 13-17 years old who have a sincere interest in working with children and serving their community.  Successful CITs will have a positive attitude, willingness to learn, strong work ethic and high energy. Am I ready to be a CIT? 

Our CIT program is a challenging and wonderfully fulfilling experience. We encourage applicants to reflect on the following questions: 


  • Do I have a sincere desire to work with children? 

  • Am I interested in developing and practicing my leadership abilities? 

  • Do I enjoy working with others in a hands-on environment? 

  • Am I prepared to be a role model to younger campers and put their needs first? 

  • Am I excited about creating a positive culture and camp experience for all? 

  • Do I feel comfortable playing and exploring outdoors for 7 hours per day?


If yes, our CIT program can be an amazing opportunity for you to develop skills in leadership, community building and character development through observation, discussion and hands-on experience.

Where will I be?

CITs will be working onsite at our camp locations each day. Each of our camp programs are a little different. Find what’s best for you. 

Earth Discovery Camp

Ages 3-10 in Marin and

San Francisco

Mandarin Mania Camp

Ages 3-8 in Mill Valley 

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