“Someday, when I am a counselor I will share everything I learn with campers and help them the same way so many people have helped me.”

The Counselor Training Program provides Counselors-In-Training with a summer filled with new learning and understanding for each other and diabetes management. Many Camp Joslin and Clara Barton Camp staff members describe their time at this program as “the best summer” of their lives.

While males are housed at Camp Joslin and females at Clara Barton Camp, those accepted into the CIT program will learn counseling skills as they relate to both of the residential camps, Barton Day Camp, and the community. The program provides the skills needed to be great counselors!

Upon successful completion of the CIT program, teens may apply as a Junior Counselor, which is a paid position, the following summer. The Junior Counselor position is an extension of the CIT program, in that the Junior Counselor is still in the “learning” mode.

Clara Barton Camp — Counselors-In-Training Program

Group A: July 2-July 22, 2023
Group B: July 23-August 12, 2023
Cost: $2,785 + $50 Registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Girls, Age 16 by the first day of their CIT session
Summer 2024 camp dates will be posted as soon as available. Summer 2024 online registration opens in January 2024. 

PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers are highly recommended to be vaccinated. Staff are required to be vaccinated and boostered prior to the start of camp.

NOTE: CIT applications will be mailed to eligible campers by the end of January 2024. Applicants must apply for the position using the paper applications they receive in the mail, there is no online registration for CITs.

The Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program is aimed at young women who demonstrate a belief in the mission of diabetes camping and a desire to work with children. Participation develops and equips young women with effective counseling/leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. Counselors-In-Training are chosen for this program after completing a CIT application, interview, and review of references.

Camp Joslin — Counselors-In-Training Program

Group A: July 2-July 22, 2023
Group B: July 23 – August 12, 2023
Cost: $2,785 + $50 Registration
Financial assistance may be available.
Boys, Age 16 by the first day of their CIT session
Summer 2024 camp dates will be posted as soon as available. Summer 2024 online registration opens in January 2024. 

PLEASE NOTE: Per our COVID-19 protocols, all campers are highly recommended to be vaccinated. Staff are required to be vaccinated and boostered prior to the start of camp.

NOTE: CIT applications will be mailed to eligible campers by the end of January 2024. Applicants must apply for the position using the paper applications they receive in the mail, there is no online registration for CITs. 

The Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program is aimed at young men who demonstrate a belief in the mission of diabetes camping and a desire to work with children. Participation develops and equips young men with effective counseling/leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. Counselors-In-Training are chosen for the program after completing a CIT application, interview, and review of references.