Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program


New Castle County’s Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is a great way to spend your summer shadowing a camp counselor and gaining valuable lifetime rewards!  The CIT Program offers opportunities to interact with children, lead activities and participate in camp programs. CITs must have a sincere desire to work with children, a strong work ethic, lots of energy and creativity and a positive attitude. The objective of the CIT program is to better prepare the participants for future work with children. This is done through hands-on experiences and guidance from staff members.This opportunity is for enthusiastic and engaging young adults entering 9th-12th grades.  

CIT opportunities are available at our five locations throughout the County. Students must sign up for at least 2 consecutive weeks (5 days per week) of camp, but no more than 3 weeks.

To apply for a CIT position please use the forms to the right and send the completed application including parental signature and reference forms to, fax to (302-395-5892), or mail to:

Heather Mergenthaler c/o
New Castle County Community Services
77 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720

Contact Us

(302) 395-5600

Heather Mergenthaler
Camps Coordinator

Application Deadline June 1