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Upon acceptance into a leadership program, a Summer Camp Registration Form, with appropriate fees, must be sent to the Registration Department at GSOFCT. Not all programs require an application but a Camp Registration Form is required for each session. Financial aid is available.

Space is limited for leadership programs. Applications are due March 18. The first round of selections is made April 1. Selections continue to be made monthly until May 31 OR until positions are filled. A girl not accepted is welcome to attend camp in any open program at the regular fee. Leadership programs are not available at all camps. Please see individual camp links for sessions available and cost (if applicable)
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Read the FAQ here!

Note for all CIT levels and WITs: A pre-training event will take place on Saturday, June 24, at Camp An-Se-Ox in Oxford from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for all girls registered for this program. More information to come before the event. The training is for transitioning into a leadership role while networking with other girls registered for the program from all camps. 

 


LEADership Development - Entering Grades 7 and 8 - Two weeks
Leadership, Education, Adventure, and Development. Develop basic leadership skills while also enjoying the thrills of camp during this two-week program. Girls in this program will have an opportunity to plan a camp event and participate in a camp service project. In addition to focusing on teamwork, skill-building, leadership skills, and practicing being role models, girls will enjoy all the fun camp has to offer. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait!


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood
Timber Trails





Counselor in Training - Entering Grades 9 and up - Four weeks
Continue on the camp leadership track! After successful completion of the LEAD or similar program, girls can apply to this four-week advanced leadership program. CITs will focus on building their skills by working with units and leading programs. Girls have a chance to shine as younger campers look up to them as a role model. If accepted into this program, you will be assigned to assist a unit of campers or a program area. Successful completion of LEAD or similar is required. In addition to leadership development, girls will enjoy the fun camp has to offer. Resident Camp CITs will go home for a short break every two weeks.


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood
Timber Trails





Counselor in Training 2 - Entering Grades 10 and up - Six weeks
Observe and learn the supervision techniques of a variety of camp activities and enjoy special time with other leadership girls. This six-week Counselor In Training 2 program will concentrate on leadership training, basic camp management, child development, program design, and being role models. The CIT 2 program also includes elements of the traditional camp experience and opportunities to work directly with younger campers. Our CIT 2s grow as they gain confidence and independence while taking charge of their own camp experience. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. Resident Camp CITs will go home for a short break every two weeks. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait! Click here for an application.


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood
Timber Trails





Counselor in Training 2 with Water Safety - Entering Grades 11 and up - Six weeks
If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard and have strong swimming skills, you can take the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course as part of this program. You’ll be able to apply to be an aquatics specialist at camp in the future and also apply to be a lifeguard at other facilities. All this in addition to the core six-week CIT 2 program. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. CIT 2s will go home for a short break every two weeks. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Acceptance is not guaranteed. Click here for an application.


Available at:
Laurel Resident





Counselor in Training 3 - Entering Grades 11 and up - Six weeks
Continue on the camp leadership track! After successful completion of the CIT 2 program, girls can apply to this six-week advanced leadership program. Expand your knowledge of basic camp management, child development, program design, and being role models. Teach some activities, continue to gain self confidence, and make new friends. CIT 3s will gain hands-on experience by shadowing members of camp staff and being assigned to assist and live in younger girl units. CIT 3s will also enjoy time with formal and informal opportunities to share their knowledge as well as participate in daily reflections as a whole group. Successful completion of CIT or similar program, application, and interview are required. Resident Camp CIT 3s will go home for a short break every two weeks. There are only a few spaces and this program fills very quickly, so don’t wait to apply! Acceptance is not guaranteed. Click here for an application.


Available at:
An-Se-Ox Katoya
Aspetuck Laurel
Carlson Merrie-Wood
Timber Trails





Wrangler In Training - Entering Grades 11 and up- Six weeks
WIT is an advanced leadership program concentrating on horse handling skills, barn management, child development, and program design. Continue your development as a role model preparing for the next logical step – being a future camp staff member! WITs will go home for a short break every two weeks. Successful completion of CIT or similar program and an application and interview are required. Some riding experience required but this program offers limited riding time. Acceptance is not guaranteed. Click here for an application.


Available at:
Laurel Resident
Timber Trails




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