Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program
Are you interested in mentoring adopted and fostered children of color?
Want to develop your leadership skills and gain valuable work experience?
18 to 20 years old? Have your high school diploma or GED?
Apply to be a Counselor-in-Training at Pact Family Camp!
We are looking for energetic, motivated adoptees and/or foster-care alums, people of color, or others who are personally impacted by or sympathetic to the adoption/foster care community.
As a CIT at Pact Family Camp, you’ll develop your leadership and mentoring skills through hands-on experience as a counselor to young campers, with supervision and training from the CIT Program Coordinator, in community with our amazing team of experienced camp counselors. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn from experts in the fields of adoption, race, and child development. It’s a great way to build professional experience and give back to the community.
Camp LocationsPact Family Camp will be held at two locations this year: Pact Camp West is in California in July; Pact Camp East is in Vermont in August. You can apply to be a CIT at either or both.
Fees/CompnesationThere is a $250 administration fee to participate. This fee will cover all programming, meals, and lodging. Generally, Pact offers a bonus to CITs based on both performance and donations received from participating families. In 2017 each CIT received a bonus of over $300.
To ApplyIf you are interested in being a CIT at Pact Family Camp, please fill out this online form: CIT Application. Once your application is received, the program coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview.
Upon acceptance into the program, CITs participate in 1-2 sessions of training before camp begins. You must be present for the entire Pact Family Camp; you will be provided with accommodations and all meals. Upon successful completion, CITs are included in ongoing communications and programming for counselors over the course of the following year, and invited to return to the program in future years as well.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on January 15, and ending on April 30 or when the program is full, at which point the application process will be closed.