Counselors in Training | Entering Grades 11-12

CITs are mature campers that are interested in becoming future camp counselors. This two-week or three-week program will be spent working with our experienced camp staff to be leaders and future camp staff. CIT's will learn the necessary aspects of camp counseling and youth development with an emphasis in understanding children, diversity, leadership skills and the YMCA Christian Principles of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and service.

Register Online

 Paper Registration Form 

CIT Application

Program Rates

A minimum $50 deposit is due at time of registration. Camp fees can paid in full at time of registration or paid through monthly installments. The full balance is due by June 1, 2020.

YMCA Camp Collins utilized a three rate system. Rate 1 reflects the actual operating cost of camp while Rate 2 and 3 are subsidized to make camp more accessible. You may voluntarily choose the rate most suited for your family and it in no way influences the experience children receive. There are no questions asked and no documentation needed. Camp Scholarships are also available.

CIT Three Week

Rate 1 | $1188 
Rate 2 | $1128
Rate 3 | $1088

CIT Two Week

Rate 1 | $975
Rate 2 | $925
Rate 3 | $875


CIT Sessions

Three Week Sessions

Session 1 | June 28–July 18 Full
Session 2 | July 19–Aug. 8

Two Week Sessions

Session 3 | Aug. 8–Aug. 22


A Day in the Life of CITs

The first part of a C.I.T session will consist of workshops lead by C.I.T. Coordinators and Summer Camp Directors on subjects such as goal setting, program planning, conflict resolution, and child behavior and development. C.I.T.’s spend time on our challenge course working on communication, team-building, trust and discovery of their own leadership style. The last week of the session C.I.T’s will shift into the role of assistant counselor, working alongside a senior staff member as they lead young campers through regular camp activities. Support, mentoring, and written and verbal feedback will also serve to round out their learning experience.

The three week session also includes an American Red Cross Adult and Child CPR and First Aid course for which CITs will have the chance to receive this two year certification. This is a valuable certification that is required of employees within most youth serving organizations.

All applicants must complete a C.I.T Application for consideration. 

Required Documents

Please complete these necessary forms and bring them with you to camp check in. 

Medication Authorization Form

Letter to Counselor

Overnight Camp Photo ID Form

Commitment and Cancellation Agreement

In order to register for a program at YMCA Camp Collins both the Camper and the Parent/Guardian must read, agree to, and sign our Commitment and Cancellation Agreements. Below you will find the Camper and Parent/Guardian Agreements for our various programs. These agreements are listed on the Registration Forms of all programs.

Parent/Guardian Commitment and Cancellation Agreement

I understand it is my camper’s responsibility to participate in the whole YMCA Camp Collins summer camp program to the best of their abilities, including: living in a cabin, activities, value sharing and camp chores.  I have discussed with my camper that they may not possess or use tobacco, cannabis, or vape products, alcoholic beverages, non-prescription drugs or possess weapons of any kind while at YMCA Camp Collins. My camper will do their best to follow instructions, remain in designated areas, keep others and themselves safe and make camp a good experience for fellow campers and themselves.

I understand that failure to live up to this agreement could result in my campers’ dismissal from camp without a refund of fees.

Included with registration is a required $50 deposit. I understand that the deposit is nonrefundable. I agree to pay the remaining balance of the camp fee in full no later than June 1st, 2020. A space will not be held past June 1st without full payment. If I register after June 1st, 2020 I understand that payment in full is required to complete my camper’s registration. I understand that after June 1st, only 50% of the total camp fee is refundable 3 weeks prior to the start of my child’s session. Transferring my child to another session of camp is possible provided space is available and a written request is received at least 3 weeks prior to the start of their original session. I understand that no refunds are given if a child leaves camp early for any reason, drops within 3 weeks of their session start date, or does not show up on the first day of camp.