Junior CIT and CIT (Counselor In Training)

Reports to:  Head Counselor, Camp Director


  • Pre-camp training is Wednesday 5/29, Thursday 5/30, and Friday 5/31

  • 8 weeks of Camp

    • Week 1: June 3rd -June 7th

    • Week 2: June 10th - June 14th

    • Week 3. June 17th - June 21st

    • Week 4: June 24th - June 28th

    • Week 5: July 8th - July 12th

    • Week 6: July 15th - July 19th

    • Week 7: July 22nd - July 26th

    • Week 8: July 29th - August 2nd

  • 8:00 - 5:00 PM


Please note: Counselors, CITs, and JCITs will check their devices/phones at the door.  All staff will be given radios for communication/safety. If this is problematic, this is not a position for you.  Phones may be retrieved for breaks and when leaving camp. Smart watches are allowed, but must be in airplane mode during camp.

Camp Moon River Junior CITs and CITs will assist Camp Counselors in all activities with the campers.   All J/CIT applicants should be interested in working with children and possess maturity, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and the ability to have fun. J/CITs will be assigned to either a Program Specialist, a bunk of campers, and in some cases, both.


JCITs are rising Freshman and Sophomores in high school

CITs are rising Juniors and Seniors in high school

All applicants will complete 2 interviews

Successful background check on file

Under 16 will need to complete a work permit

Upon hire, J/CITs will complete mandatory training prior to the first day of camp

J/CITs will

  • Make the camp a fun place to be by actively participating and helping in all activities as assigned.

  • Serve as a positive role model for all campers and peers.

  • Help supervise cleaning and meals.

  • Help provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for campers.

  • Help campers resolve conflicts.

  • Always work with a Counselor or Program Specialist.

  • Work to learn the basics of child development, programming, and supervision procedures and policies, etc.

  • Work with staff to develop and co-lead activities.

  • Participate in informal and formal activities with campers.

  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities.

  • Set a good example to campers and peers in regard to camp rules, procedures and practices including sportsmanship.

  • Will assist Counselors to supervise and support each camper, and have the opportunity to inspire, comfort, support, and lead by example.

  • Represent Camp Moon River when interacting with parents and community members.

  • Will have the opportunity to be super heroes.

­Physical Aspects of the Job

Ability to address stressful situations appropriately in a fast-paced interactive environment.

Additional physical requirements of a J/CIT position could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking, jogging or running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities;  requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs; willing to work irregular hours; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.