PreTeen/teen program







8:00AM – 5:00AM

Program for Pre-Teens & Teens

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Camp

  • Learn Life Skills
  • Set Goals
  • Make Decisions
  • Practice Communication Skills
  • Implement Behavior Management
  • Become a Leader
  • Become a Mentor

CIT’s also learn the “Seven Pillars” of Character:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Good Citizenship
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability

Positions in our CIT program are limited to participants who submit applications and are chosen from the interview process. Sessions run weekly from first week of June through second week of August. Monday-Friday 8:00 AM -5:00 AM Ages 12-18 years(or age 11 entering 7th grade). Cost: $150/Wk.

Life Skills and Responsibility

CIT PRogram details

Our CIT Program in Texas is a comprehensive training course teaching life skills & responsibility with a goal of becoming a junior summer camp counselor throughout high school years. Spending a summer as a CIT is a great way for pre-teens and teens to gain work experience and provides the opportunity for a summer job while going through college. Even though participants can sign up for just one week of CIT training, the program is actually intended to be a 5-week sessions. Those wanting to qualify as a junior counselor who are considered for staff positions must complete two 5-week programs by attending two summers.

CITs will learn camp standards, problem solving, risk management & drills, emergency & safety procedures, CPR & first aid certification, team building, leadership styles, and more!

PRE-CAMP TRAINING: Memorial Day weekend from 8:00AM -5:00AM. The address is to be determined. $50.00 for both days (scholarships available). Call 707 583 6711 for more information and registration process.

Want to be a part of

Getting Involved and Contacting Us

If you would like to become involved with the program as a volunteer, board member or would like more information about McDonald Ranch, Texas, please give Linda McDonald a call. Need more information?