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CIT Program 2014

Would you love to help teach kids about nature? Are you between the ages of 15 and 18? If so, you have an incredible opportunity to join our education team and go through our Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) program and be a camp counselor this summer!

Audubon Society of Portland’s CIT program

Would you love to help teach kids about nature?  Are you between the ages of 15 and 18?  If so, you have an incredible opportunity to join our education team and  go through our Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.) program and be a camp counselor this summer! As a counselor, you will work with the camp instructors to give kids a great camp experience.

CIT Fire

Learn valuable skills that can help you begin a career in the field of environmental education. After this 4-day training, from June 16-19, 2014 you will be able to sign up as a counselor for at least three weeks this summer.  Gain valuable skills in the art of tracking, birding and wilderness awareness.  Learn all the tricks of the environmental education trade including storytelling, camp songs and fun games.  Our training will include two nights (Tuesday and Wednesday) at Marmot Cabin to further develop your  skills.  Cost for this week long training includes transportation, food, lodging and professional instruction.  Current Adult and Child CPR certification is required.  Application deadline is May 6, 2014.

Important!!! We ask for a three week commitment from all of our counselors so that you have a chance to really develop your skills and help with a variety of camps. There are now two levels of counselor: junior and senior. Junior counselors are in their first 2 years of being a counselor, while senior counselors have completed two years of camp counseling. Junior counselors will be volunteers, while senior counselors will be paid a stipend of $50 per week worked.

Journal with cedar

The intern positions will be reserved for those who have completed at least one year of college. Please see the Audubon Society of Portland Employment page for details.

If you are interested in being a CIT, please complete the CIT application and send it in with payment.  Money will be refunded if an applicant is not accepted into the training program, but we cannot refund money after the training is complete.

Download CIT 2014 Application

Fee for week long training:

First Year CITs:  $175 members/$195 non-members
Second Year CITs:  $100 members/$120 non-members

Third Year CITs:  Free (will be paid a $50 stipend per week worked)

If you have any questions, please call Ian Abraham, Camp Director at (971) 222-6120.

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