Counselor-In-Leadership Training (CILT):  Ages 13-15

If you have a teen that loves children, animals and the outdoors then our Counselor-In-Leadership Training program (CILT) may be a great fit for your family. CILT provides the opportunity for teens to have a fun and engaging first work experience. They will also gain valuable job experience working alongside our experienced staff as they engage with children in an outdoor farm setting.  Our program helps foster leadership qualities and encourages teens to be positive role models for younger campers.  Counselors in Leadership Training will have plenty of time to explore their own interests on the farm, but will also be expected to assist veteran camp counselors with camp activities, to actively lead games and activities with campers, and to create a welcoming atmosphere for all the children at camp.

CILT’s will…

  •         Actively participate in camp activities and engage campers.
  •         Learn from counseling staff’s direction, communication, and positive coaching.
  •         Learn to lead activities under the guidance of camp counselors.
  •         Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement an activity with campers
  •         Have free time to pursue their own interests and have lots of fun.
  •         Participate in an evaluation, assessment and feedback sessions with peers and supervisors.
  •         Complete an end-of-training evaluation with the Assistant Camp Director that includes formal evaluation of an activity conducted with campers as well as the overall experience evaluation.


  • Ages 13-15 (must be age 13 by June 1st)
  • Must be able to attend a Mandatory 2-hour Training on either Saturday 6/8 or 6/15 prior to camp (3pm-5pm). You need to attend only one of these days, please RSVP to Heidi.

There is not an application for the CILT program.  Please register online for camp as you normally would.  CILT spots are very limited (4 per week) and will fill quickly.

CILT participants pay only $275 for the week and have the opportunity to earn back up to a $50 stipend at the end of the week, based on their evaluation. 

Transfer Requests & Cancellations
Cancellation and Refund Policy is here

CILT Policies
Our goal is to help counselors-in-training grow personally, professionally and socially.  Through open and constructive feedback, CILT’s will build skills in leadership, communication and work ethic.   We take the CILT program very seriously and reserve the right to remove a CILT from the program if they do not meet expectations or violate Sun Star Farm’s polices and procedures.

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