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Counselor-In-Training Program

Summer application period closed. Thank you!

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Fall 2022 Application Coming Soon
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Print and Deliver application to Verdugo Recreation Center, 3201 W Verdugo Ave., Burbank, CA 91505

Counselor-In-Training Program

The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program is a nine to ten-week summer volunteer experience for high school students entering grades 10-12.


Get Involved!

The Counselor-In-Training Program is a valuable opportunity for students to gain work experience, enhance their resume, accumulate service learning hours, and learn new skills while having fun.


Dare to Lead

Components of the CIT program include:

  • Daily interaction with participants and staff at Summer Daze camp sites. 

  • Hands-on experience working with children, and interactive training sessions.

  • Leading arts, crafts, science experiments, sports, games, special events, and more!

Training sessions explore activity planning, work ethic, resume writing, interview skills, teamwork, and career opportunities. 

CIT graduation
CIT graduation

CIT Requirements

Students are required to submit a completed online application by the deadline. Applicants are required to interview, attend a mandatory orientation and (two) training sessions.



Students will be placed at a Summer Daze or specialty camp site.

Locations include:

  • Verdugo Park

  • McCambridge Park

  • Robert Gross Park

  • Stough Canyon Nature Center

  • Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center 



Enhance your leadership skills with both classroom sessions and hands-on field experiences.

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