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Counselor-in-Training

Do you dream about working at Camp Menzies someday? Are you looking for leadership opportunities? Do you want to serve as a role model and mentor for younger Girl Scouts? You can do all that while earning your Counselor-in-Training (CIT) award! Through Girl Scouts Heart of Central California, there are opportunities at both resident camp and day camp. Girls can help prepare our next generation of leaders through training in youth development, group dynamics, safety and outdoor living. In addition to these workshops, there is also hands-on practical experience working directly with younger girls. The CIT program is designed to teach participants the basics of developing and delivering camp programs, as well as information on camp operations–perfect for aspiring camp counselors!

Our Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) program earns the CIT award and runs parallel to the Camp Menzies CIT Program. WITs focus on horseback riding and work with our wranglers to learn about horse care and delivering horse programs. Participation and movement in the WIT program is subject to the approval of the Riding Director.

Resident Camp CIT/WIT

We offer three levels of CIT/WIT at Camp Menzies:

1

CIT/WIT
Open to high school girls at least 15 years old or entering tenth grade.
 

2

Advanced CIT/WIT
Open to high school girls at least 16 years old or entering eleventh grade. Must have completed the CIT/WIT program or its equivalent.
 

3

Apprentice CIT/WIT
Open to high school girls at least 17 years old or entering twelfth grade. Must have completed the CIT/WIT program or its equivalent.  

Day Camp CIT

We offer two levels of CIT:

1

CIT I
Open to high school girls at least 15 years old or entering tenth grade.

2

CIT II
Open to high school girls at least 16 years old or entering eleventh grade. Must have completed the CIT I program or its equivalent.


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Applications are now closed. 

The CIT experience begins at the point of application. To enroll, girls must first complete the application below. Upon review of the applications, GSHCC will invite girls to participate in an informal interview prior to being placed into the program. Girls must be available to attend a training workshop prior to the beginning of the summer season. Apprentice CITs must also submit three references in addition to their application.