YMCA at 62 Turner St. | Mon–Fri: 4:30 a.m.–9 p.m. | Sat–Sun: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Y at CMMC | Mon-Thur: 5 a.m.–9 p.m. | Fri: 5 a.m.–8 p.m. | Sat: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sun: 7 a.m.–Noon.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program


Teens are a valuable part of our community! The Y Summer Camp at OLEC's Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program provides leadership training for teens. In effect, CITs stand on a bridge between camper and staff. CITs gain valuable counseling skills needed to ensure a smooth transition to future staff positions. 

The CIT program is for those interested in helping to bring the magic of camp to our campers.  There is an expectation of increased maturity and ability to be a positive role model. CITs are monitored and evaluated by all staff. Evaluations are a basis for hire as a Counselor for the following summer.

Campers walk away with:

  • Experience facilitating group activities
  • Outdoorsmanship skills
  • Confidence and leadership experience
  • The opportunity for American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification Classes

Members: $80/session
Non-members: $85/session

*A non-refundable deposit of $35 per session is required to reserve your camper's spot. Online registrants must pay deposits at the time of registration. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. 


Completed Applications should be dropped off at the YMCA, 62 Turner St, Auburn, ME OR emailed to Jaime O'Connor at joconnor@alymca.org.

All teens registering for the Counselor In Training program will be contacted for an interview before being accepted into the program. Once approved, CITs can register for any number of our nine-week sessions.

The CIT program is not for everyone- candidates must be ready and willing to put the needs and interests of campers ahead of their own.

CITs will meet every day with the CIT Director and/or Day Camp Director. Topics include orientation of camp, emergency procedures, camp policies, child abuse prevention, age appropriate discipline etc. CITs will spend the rest of the day shadowing counselors and working with a group of campers. CIT curriculum and program goals will be met weekly.