Counselor Training Program

"Someday, when I am a counselor I will share everything I learn with campers and help them the same way so many people have helped me."

Formerly known as the Leaders-In-Training (LIT) program, the Counselor Training Program provides Counselors-In-Training with a summer filled with new learning and understanding for each other and diabetes management.  Many Camp Joslin and Clara Barton Camp staff members describe their time at this program as "the best summer" of their lives.

Beginning in the summer of 2012, we moved back to a classic, two-year training model to provide teens with a richer, well-rounded experience.  Upon successful completion of the first-year CIT program, teens may apply as a second-year CIT, which is a paid position, the following summer.  This model not only helps teens grow as young professionals, but also helps teens make an incredible difference in the lives of the girls and boys that they work with.  While males are housed at Camp Joslin and females at Clara Barton Camp, those accepted into the program will learn counseling skills as they relate to both of the residential camps, Barton Day Camp, and the community.  The program provides the skills needed to be great counselors!

Clara Barton Camp — Counselors-In-Training Program

Group A: June 28th - July 25th, 2014
Group B: July 26th - August 22nd, 2014
Cost: $2,420 + $50 Registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Girls, Aged 16, or have completed 10th grade by June 27th

The Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program is aimed at young women who demonstrate a belief in the mission of diabetes camping and a desire to work with children.  Participation develops and equips young women with effective counseling/leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.  Counselors-In-Training are chosen for this program after completing a CIT application, interview, and receiving references.

Camp Joslin — Counselors-In-Training Program

Group A: June 28th - July 25th, 2014
Group B: July 26th - August 22nd, 2014

Cost: $2,420 + $50 Registration 
Financial assistance may be available.
Boys, Aged 16, or have completed 10th grade by June 27th

The Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program is aimed at young men who demonstrate a belief in the mission of diabetes camping and a desire to work with children.  Participation develops and equips young men with effective counseling/leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.  Counselors-In-Training are chosen for the program after completing a CIT application, interview, and receiving references.

Second-Year Counselors-In-Training Program (CIT)

Clara Barton Camp 2nd Year CIT Program

June 22nd - August 15th, 2014
Coed: Ages 17

Camp Joslin 2nd Year CIT Program

June 22nd - August 15th, 2014
Coed: Ages 17

Second-year CITs are individuals who demonstrate a love for working with young people, diabetes camping, and play. They are salaried summer staff members-in-training, working alongside Counselors, living in cabins, and leading/assisting camp activities, under the direction of the Resident Camp Director. This program provides opportunities for development in counseling style, leadership, and proficiency.

NOTE:  The Massachusetts Department of Labor requires that all staff under the age of 18 provide working papers.  An employment permit application may be downloaded from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety.  The applicant must provide a signed employment permit prior to being hired.