As a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) or Junior Wrangler (JW) you spend one or two weeks volunteering at camp, serving alongside our summer camp counselors and staff. You experience the joys and hard work of camp ministry, while developing your leadership skills and growing in your faith. JWs help out at the stables, caring for the horses and helping with trail rides and Horsemanship Camp.
You must currently be in High School (Grades 9-12) to apply to be a CIT or JW.
CITs and JWs are required to attend a weekend of training (Friday-Sunday, June 15-17, 2018). Many students who participate in this ministry also attend High School B.A.S.I.C. Summer Camp (June 10-15, 2018). To make it easier for families, training is scheduled the weekend immediately following High School Summer Camp – CITs & JWs just stay on through the weekend.
The schedule for which weeks CITs & JWs are assigned to serve is done in June, so participants know when they will serve at that time. We do our best to accommodate scheduling requests.
Step 1 – Apply
To apply, you need to complete the Application Form and provide the additional information requested on page 3 of the application. Note: This additional information includes two references (see application form for details) – this is the Reference Form you will need to give to your references.
Step 2 – Training Registration
If you are accepted to serve, then you will need to compete the Registration Form for CIT / JW Training and the Camper Health History Form.
Questions – FAQs
Training begins with check-in from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday June 15th in the Welcome Center and ends at 11:00 am on Sunday.
Lodging in the Cabins, 5 Meals (Friday Dinner – Sunday Breakfast) & T-Shirt
$135 | $105 if also registered for High School B.A.S.I.C. Summer Camp
A $75 non-refundable deposit is required at registration. Payment of the remaining balance is due by June 1st.
Deposits are non-refundable. No refunds will be granted after June 1, 2018 except in cases of illness or injury (with a doctor’s note) or family emergencies. If a CIT leaves training due to disciplinary reasons or parent request, no refund will be given. All refund requests must be in writing.