Counselors in training hiking through a mountain trail.

Counselor in Training: Ages 15–17

Do you want to be a part of one of the best overnight summer camps in California? Would you like to be a positive influence in the lives of children? Are you interested in helping us make the most memorable camp experience possible?

River Way Ranch Camp is inviting you to participate in our Counselor in Training Program (CIT). River Way’s training programs are well established and have an excellent reputation. For the past several decades our training programs have attracted teachers and administrators from throughout California’s school districts to our location for seminars, conferences, and workshops. Combined with the fun, challenging environment of camp, each program has a specific focus and an emphasis on personal growth development. The programs are designed to enhance the opportunities for leadership, decision-making, and responsibility while creating lifelong friendships and memories.

CITs dressed up in costumes
CITs dressed up in hawaiian print shirts

If you are applying for the CIT Program you must submit an online application, complete three professional references, and submit the supplemental questionnaire. The CIT Program requires at least one telephone interview. You may strengthen your application by choosing to submit a 3-minute creative video to YouTube. It is not a requirement, but can only bolster your application. If you have any specific questions you may email them to Thank you for your interest in our leadership program.

Submitting an application is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program. Accepted CIT’s will receive contracts confirming admission.


  • With your CIT application, a minimum deposit of $500 is required.
  • CIT Program Age: 16 years old or entering the 11th grade.

*Please make sure you understand the requirements for eligibility into the program.