Counselor In Training Program

About the Program

The Counselor in Training "CIT" Program is available for the Safety Village (Ages 4-6) and Camp KidZone (Grades entering 1-4) Summer Programs. Participants must be 14 - 15 years old or entering 9th or 10th grade.

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 & 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.

The Safety Village Program is a half day program and the Camp KidZone is a full day program. Each participant has to commit to a 2 week session. An evaluation will be made after the completion of the CIT’s session. If the CIT has done a good job, and space is available, then the CIT can come back for another session. The cost would still apply.

Participating in the Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program does NOT ensure that you will be hired as a paid counselor when you turn 16.

2019 CIT Session Dates

We only take 4 CIT's a session in both the Safety Village Program and in Camp KidZone.


Time: 8:15a.m. - NOON


Each Session $60

Session Options:
Session 1: July 1 - July 12
(No program July 4)
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - August 9


Time: 8:15AM - 4:30PM

Session 1 – 3: $120 per session
*Session 4: $60 **1 week session**

Session Options: 
Session 1: June 24- July 5
(No program July 4)
Session 2: July 8 - July 19
Session 3: July 22 - August 2

*Session 4*  August 5 - August 9 
Only available for Camp Kidzone.
This session is only available to CIT's that have successfully completed a previous 2
week session, and have been welcomed back. Program fee is $60.

Required Pre-Requisites

  • Applicants must be 14/15 years old or entering ninth or tenth grade.
  • CIT Application Completed & Submitted before Deadline

Application Process

Step One

  • CIT applications must be returned to the Parks & Recreation Department by May 20, 2019.

Step Two

  • A staff member will contact the CIT applicant to set up an interview time.
  • Interviews will be conducted in early June.

Step Three

  • A Mandatory CIT Orientation will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 3pm.
  • Location to be Announced

CIT Application (PDF)

Completed Applications can be returned to the
Northampton Parks & Recreation Office at 100A Bridge Road
in Florence, no later than May 20, 2019.

Please Note: There is no online registration allowed for this program.