Camp Kirby CIT Program

CIT (Counselor in Training)

The CIT program is a learning intensive program intended to help individuals who might want to become camp counselors make the transition from camper to staff member. Although the CITs have a great deal of fun and can participate in many camp activities, it also involves a large academic component. Being accepted as a CIT may involve an interview with the CIT Director or Camp Director before camp begins. CITs are accepted via an application process. Applications are due no later than March, 1st 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Applying for our CIT Program is a three-step process. 

  1. The CIT Application must be filled out online. 2021 CIT Application – 2022 Application coming soon!
  2. The applicant must complete a 500+ word personal statement (full directions and details can be found in the CIT Application) and submit it to kathryn@campfiresamish.org within one week of completing the online application
  3. Applicant must direct at least two personal references to complete the following CIT Reference Form. 

CIT 1 is a 3 week long program for campers entering 11th grade (and who are between the ages of 16 and 18, unless the Camp Director has approved otherwise).

  • CIT 1: Sessions 5-7, July 24th-August 13th 2022

CIT 2 is a 3 week program for campers who are entering 12th grade, and who have completed the CIT 1 program at Camp Kirby.

  • CIT 2: Session 1-3, June 26th-July 16th 2021

CIT Rates:

CIT 1 – $995

CIT 2 – $450