CITs (counselors-in-training) are an important part of the Camp COLEY program. The CIT program focuses on fostering leadership and scouting skills in our high school boys and girls. CITs are assigned a group of campers to assist during the day program and accompany these campers to their various day activities to help them learn new skills. They are also responsible for helping leaders manage campers and have daily campsite responsibilities. The CITs encourage camp spirit and create a welcoming environment for all Camp COLEY campers. CITs are also indispensable to our night program. They help set up, run, and clean up the various night time programs.

CITs are boys and girls who have completed their first year of high school and have attended Camp COLEY for at least one year prior. In order to become a Camp COLEY CIT, every boy or girl is required to submit a completed CIT application along with two recommendations. Additionally, accepted applicants must attend mandatory pre-camp CIT training which is held every late-spring/early summer for all Camp COLEY CITs. Our training program provides our CIT's with the skills and knowledge that prepares them for assisting our campers throughout the camp week. It also serves as a great bonding experience which helps foster a sense of community with the CITs.