CIT Program


Our 3-week CIT program is geared for 14-to-16-year-olds who are interested in becoming camp counselors or exploring personal growth and leadership experiences. Designed to help young people develop their personal awareness along with the basic skills of camp leadership, the Program is led by an experienced CIT Advisor, with support from the Camp Director and other key camp staff.

Please read the following for a brief outline of CIT Goals and Responsibilities. We encourage parents to review this material with your child. Should your child wish to apply, this PDF application form must be independently completed and submitted by the CIT candidate. Please note, there are two 3-week sessions available for the coming summer, with limited openings available in each session. Upon receipt of the application, your child may be contacted for an interview by the Camp Director. Once a CIT is selected, the parents will be invoiced for the $950 Program fee.


  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Develop counseling and teaching skills within the Summer Program environment by working with campers in a range of ages in a variety of activities.
  • Increase individual sense of responsibility and service to others.
  • Improve interpersonal skills through work with campers, staff, and CIT peers.


  • Participate and assist campers in various activity areas, under the direction of a Group or Program Counselor.
  • Act as a role model to all campers, maintaining a positive and engaged attitude at all times.
  • Strive to learn new skills, or improve upon existing ones, while in their chosen activity areas.
  • Assist Group and Program Counselors with camper supervision and the carrying out of lesson plans in various activities.
  • Cooperate with camp personnel to ensure the safety of all campers
  • Complete tasks and/or assignments given to them by the CIT Advisor, whether as individuals or in a team setting.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled CIT training sessions, as well as an individual weekly session with the CIT Advisor.


We want students to meet exciting people, try something different, discover something about themselves, and see the world from a new perspective; put simply we want students to learn.


There is an inviting atmosphere throughout our school created by happy children, engaged families, and dedicated teachers. As a parent—the opportunity to self-select your child’s peer group, one which is aligned with your family’s values and outlook on the world, is amongst the most important educational decisions you can make.


We provide unparalleled opportunities for children, by immersing them in our working farm, outdoor adventures and a community of adults who respect the natural world.


We take the best of classical education and make it relevant by intertwining the arts with academics, resulting in a synergistic experience that creates deeper meaning. No other form of education provides for an academic experience this enriching, authentic and joyful.


We provide opportunities for children to be challenged while creating an environment that allows them to be healthy, satisfied, and productive community members.


Our school includes a 200-acre farm campus, organic gardens, and a community that values well-balanced children.

A Classical Liberal Arts Education Serving Grades N-12

225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530


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