Newport Beach’s Best Leadership Training Program: Teen Camp Counselors

Teen Camp Counselors Leadership Program

THE "CILT" teen camp counselors PROGRAM

(for teens in High School or entering 9th grade)

Do you have what it takes to be one of our summer Teen Camp Counselors?

Camp James offers a wonderful “CILT” (camper in leadership training) program for high school students (14 – 17 year olds, including incoming high school students). The Teen Camp Counselors program is designed to allow teens to build leadership, and communication, and introduce skills that will help with resume-building for college or future employment. Some schools will even accept CILT hours as community service hours, which many high schools now require (check with your school for verification, each school is different).

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Become A CILT Camp Counselor

To become one of the CILT Teen Camp Counselors, you must attend at least 3 weeks of camp (5 full days per week). The weeks do not need to be consecutive. Camp in 2024 will operate from June 10th – August 16th.

CILTs are expected to be dropped off between 8:15 – 9 AM and picked up between 4 – 4:30 PM.

Participants must be in high school and/or an incoming freshman. Documentation will be required. There is no tuition for the CILT program, but there is a $90 registration fee, which includes two CILT shirts and orientation.

You will be expected to swim every day as well as actively participate in all of our activities (see the list of camper activities on our website).

Still interested? You will need to fill out the Teen Camp Counselors online application and attend a group interview (let us know if you can’t make it to one of the group interview dates – we can often accommodate this in some fashion). 

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Are you ready to make a difference in a childs’ life, play all day at the beach, and make some friends in the process? Apply NOW for Our Teen Camp Counselors program as space is limited!

Get ready for an unforgettable summer at Camp James!  CILT SLIDESHOW
Email if you have questions about this program!

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