CREA Counselor-In-Training Program

Young naturalists ages 13 – 17 can apply for our Counselor-in-Training leadership development program.  Each CIT session is a two-week commitment. CIT’s will have dedicated training sessions daily with the camp Site Leader focused on leadership team building, activity preparation, and small group discussions and reflection. CIT’s will also be immersed in camper groups daily, working directly with our team of counselors to build their leadership skills and confidence, while enjoying all of the camp day fun!


“Going to CREA Camp was the highlight of my year, and made me the happiest I’ve been in a long time. The combination of staying in nature, being around kids, and leading with the CIT’s and counselors made me my best self, and leaves me grateful for this experience. And it’s certainly not over, I’ll be coming back every summer I can throughout high school and college.– CIT

2023 CIT Sessions – 

For the 2023 season this program is provided at no cost to participants. At the completion of a CIT session each candidate will be provided a letter documenting their 75 hours of volunteer service. We do encourage CIT families to be current CREA Members. CIT’s may only register for 1, 2 week session at this time.

June 26 – July 7* SESSION FULL (2 week session) | Ages 13 – 17
July 10 – July 21 SESSION FULL (2 week session) | Ages 13 – 17
July 24 – August 4 SESSION FULL (2 week session) | Ages 13 – 17
August 7 – August 18 SESSION FULL (2 week session) | Ages 13 – 17

*Camp will not run on Tuesday July 4th, 2023 – this is a 4 day camp week.

As of 3/1/23 all CIT sessions are full. We hope your teen can join us next summer! 

If you have any questions regarding CREA Summer Camp, please contact:

Jenny Mueller, Camp Director | | (207) 331 – 3202 x4

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