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Apply for the Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT)

Ages 13-15 (Completion of 7th grade required)

Application Deadline: April 7

Camp Dates: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-3pm

June 5-August 4, pending the last day of school

Pre-camp training is mandatory - Dates TBA

Anita Purves Nature Center

Fee $350 (on acceptance into the program)


Experience camp from the leader's point of view and bring your own energy and talents to the Urbana Park District's summer camps. Participate in and lead daily camp activities while assisting counselors and children in Nature Day Camp. You will volunteer 15-20 hours per week (3-4 days), attend weekly CIT meetings and participate in ongoing training throughout the summer.

Join the elite group of teens who gain experience and leadership skills that prepare them for future jobs. As a CIT, you make camp even more fun for kids. Interested? Complete a CIT application, available at any park district office or online at Candidates are selected through an application and interview process. Space is limited.

Fee includes camp T-shirt, all training, supervision and field trips for the entire day camp season. Payment is due on acceptance into the program. For more information, call the Anita Purves Nature Center at 217-384-4062.

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