Counselor In Training program (CIT)


Discover the leader within you

The Fessenden Counselor In Training (CIT) program is a two-year program designed to develop campers entering Grades 9 and 10 into confident, compassionate leaders.

Our Counselors-in-Training (CITs) learn how to harness their own innate leadership qualities as well as new skills that will help them take on meaningful roles at camp, at home, at school, and in their communities.


  • Learn valuable leadership skills by observing and shadowing camp counselors and specialists.
  • Get hands-on experience aiding staff in their duties.
  • Take on responsibility by assisting staff at “overdays” and “overnights.”
  • Gain an understanding of leadership by attending all meetings and training sessions.
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A valuable part of the program is learning how to work together and lead a group. CITs meet regularly with the CIT Director to discuss aspects of leadership, to review their progress and share their experiences.

Admission to the Counselor-in-Training Program is limited. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age. Priority is given to applicants who can make the full 8-week commitment.