CIT/JCIT (Counselor in Training/Junior Counselor in Training)

Reports to: Group Leaders, Head Counselor, Camp Director


  • Pre-camp set-up and training in May 2018
  • 10 weeks of Camp 5/29/18 - 8/3/18
  • 8:00-5:00 PM
  • Some Thursday Evenings due to CMR overnight and Extended Days
  • Weekends off


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.

  • 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

J/CIT position could include a need for endurance including prolonged standing, bending, walking long distances; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, the willingness to work irregular hours, and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and bugs.