Counselor in training program
The Counselor in Training program exists to equip young women ages 16 and 17 with Biblical knowledge, foundational Christian principles, leadership, and wilderness skills. This takes place in an environment of intensive study, experiential education, and group living. The CIT Program desires to raise up godly women, future leaders, and future Tapawingo counselors.
The CIT program is four weeks long and can have a total of 12 girls per session with six CITs per cabin. As a CIT, you will spend two four-day trips on wilderness excursions in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. You will spend the rest of your time on the Island receiving further leadership training through Bible studies, group discussions, and hands-on opportunities to lead and share your spiritual gifts (i.e. leading camp activities).
Week 1: Cabin Bonding and Adventure in the Peaks
Week 2: Spiritual Disciplines and Life on the Island
Week 3: Practicing Leadership Skills in the Wilderness
Week 4: Shadowing Cabins and Leadership at Tapawingo
The purpose of this program is for CITs to learn more about Christ and how to serve. By watching others lead, CITs will be encouraged in their own leadership development through interacting with the campers, staff, and program activities.
Following this program, we encourage CITs to apply to Tapawingo staff positions in order to keep growing into who they are in Christ.
as a cit you will
expand your confidence as a Christian servant leader, learn more about being a Tap counselor, and make Christ-centered friendships
grow in biblical knowledge, share the gospel, and practice spiritual disciplines to carry with you through life
develop your character as you learn wilderness skills and take on the challenges that arise while backpacking in the high peaks
This four-week program costs $1,980 + a $15 membership fee.
SUMMER 2024 DATES
CIT Session 1: June 23 - July 20, 2024
CIT Session 2: July 21 - August 17, 2024
Morgan Koellmer, CIT
"CIT helped me grow in my walk with God and my confidence in who I am in Him. I am looking forward to using the skills that God has equipped me with throughout the program in order to share the gospel and glorify Him."
"My daughter can't say enough about Miss Kristi, her High Peaks experiences, and her group of girls. What I saw was a healthy, whole Kayleigh; a physical, emotional and spiritual tune up, full of sunshine, mountains, lake water, sunshine, and stories; a young adult Christian woman, not a child."