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CIT Course Information

Course Description

Gain practical instruction, hands-on experience, and mentoring in the art of counseling at CedarS. Attend morn­ing classes led by CIT Program Directors on engaging campers in Bible Lesson study, teaching safe and fun activities, caring for campers, fostering cabin harmony, hosting at meals, and more. Live in cabins (for 2 weeks of the course at least) alongside role-model Senior Counselors and learn how they work with campers. Assist with camp activities and prepare to lead your own.  Apply Christian Science at new levels as you grow in selfless awareness, ego-free responsibility, and unconditional love. Top graduates hired back as paid staff.

Eligibility: Must have finished tenth grade, be an earnest student of Christian Science and have some activity skills
Dates: Two 5-week groups: June 3 - July 8; July 8 - Aug. 12
Price: $2,250 tuition fee

CIT Course Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and demonstrate CedarS CampS Five Fundamentals
  • Assist in managing a residential youth cabin and related camper care
  • Develop skill proficiency and instruct learning activities
  • Facilitate Bible study and inspirational lessons
  • Support and mentor youth development across a range of ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate collaboration and team-building skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to follow protocols, problem-solve as needed, and manage workflow in a fast-paced environment
  • Enhance professional communication and etiquette skills

Frequently Asked Questions


What recent CIT grads are saying:

“I value the trust the camp puts in new counselors to fully take on the responsibility of being a leader. We aren't segregated or watching from a distance; rather, we are in on the hands-on learning experience. Outside of CedarS, I see my perspective of children has held more to the constant idea of pureness and innocence even when behavior seems challenging. I strive diligently to see that wholeness now, and it is a new way I am applying Christian Science in my life."

– Katie C.

“Learning the significance of professionalism has prepared me for other work environments. I was able to learn more about school and careers options by having fellow counselors that were easy to consult with and ready to pass-on experience."

– Alex C.

"I loved that throughout the CIT class we were able to demonstrate what we were learning daily in the cabins! The majority of our learning, I feel, took place in the cabins where we are indirectly trained by our amazing Co-counselors! Through completing the CIT course, I have learned how to be a greater leader, how to be responsible, and how to be independent!" 

– Addison C.

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