Counselor-in-Training Program | TIC Camp - The perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15
the perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15


  • GROW’s Tie-Dye Day 08/09/2018
    At G.R.O.W. here in Virginia today, our girls decorated some tie dyed camp t-shirts! We started off our session by talking about compliments that we normally receive as girls. Some examples of compliments on this list include “I love your eyes,” “you have great style,” and “you are so pretty!” We decided that while these compliments […]
  • Camp Kindness Day at TIC 07/25/2018
    On July 24, 2018, TIC participated in the America Camp Association’s Camp Kindness Day. The day was meant to highlight “the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps.” (ACA Camps website) TIC participated by writing letters to those that displayed kindness to them; wither that be a friend, family member, counselor, […]
  • TIC Got Talent 07/19/2018
    TIC VA recently celebrated the talents of campers with a talent show. With acts ranging from comedy, to music, to magic campers and counselors bravely shared their talents with the camp for the entertainment of others. The video here showcases highlights from that event. TIC VA Talent Show Highlights

Counselor-in-Training Program

*Please note that we have made changes to the structure of our Leadership Programs starting in 2019!

As our campers enter High School, we feel it is crucial to create tangible opportunities for them to develop and practice leadership skills. Our Counselor-in-Training program is a 3-tiered program that, when completed successfully, often ends in its participants becoming TIC Counselors starting as early as their Senior year of high school. Being a camp counselor teaches many skills fundamental to any job, including strong work ethic, effective communication, public speaking, confidence, empathy, time management, and resilience. We also offer opportunities for our Counselors-in-Training to have a real impact on our camp culture and truly contribute to the positive, friendly, and spontaneous environment TIC is known for. CITs get to participate in activities and have privileges reserved specifically for them. Please note that the first two tiers of the CIT Program require CITs to be enrolled as campers. ALL applicants that complete the application by May 1st, 2019 will be accepted into the CIT program (Tier 1 or 2), so don’t wait- grab your spot now! 

 (click on tier for further descriptions)

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Grade requirement

9th or 10th





Tier 1

Tier 1 & Tier 2

Application req.

1 Application

1 App & 2 Refs


# of Sessions req.

1 Session

(enrolled as camper)

1 Session

(enrolled as camper)

2 Sessions (NOT enrolled as camper)

# of Trainings



5 per session or as needed


General Leadership Skills

Counselor-specific training

Professionalism & some Staff Training