Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities

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Counselors in Training (CIT)
Counselors in Training (CIT)
Counselors in Training (CIT)

Applicants must be dependable, hard-working, positive, and energetic individuals, and must be at least 14 years old or entering 9th grade in the fall to apply for a volunteer position. Only applicants who are at least 16 years old or have completed 10th grade will be considered for volunteer placement at middle school camps.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2019

Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT) Training Clinic

The Training Clinic provides teen participants with a unique combination of formal leadership training and hands-on, practical job experience in a simulated camp setting. Participants will engage in exciting team-building activities & interactive workshops throughout the clinic. The CIT Training Clinic is required for all new CITs.

Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT)

CITs work directly with program participants and assist with the overall supervision of campers, and facilitate a variety of activities including sports, games, arts & crafts, and special events.

Inclusion Recreation Volunteer Program (IRV)

IRVs work one-on-one with a camper with disabilities. As an IRV, you will experience the rewarding satisfaction of helping children with disabilities get the most out of their summer camp experience. IRVs will be required to volunteer during all sessions for which their assigned camper is registered (up to 3 sessions).

Interviews will be conducted after receipt of your completed application. Applications can be mailed, emailed, dropped off, or faxed (see information on the back of the application).

Application Process & Important Dates

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2019.

  • Applications are available in January online & at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.
  • Applications will be accepted for City residents starting late January.
  • Applications will be accepted for nonresidents February 8.
  • Candidates will be contacted for an interview after an application is received & reviewed.
  • Acceptance notices & registration forms will be mailed out at the end of April.
    DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT BEFORE RECEIVING AN ACCEPTANCE LETTER.
  • Mandatory training for returning CITs is Saturday, June 8.
Session Dates Fees (R / NR)
1 June 17 - 21 $31 / $36
2 June 24 - July 5
No camp on July 4.
$62 / $73
3 July 8 - 19 $62 / $73
4 July 22 - August 2 $62 / $73
CIT Training Clinic 1 June 12 - 14 $52 / $57
CIT Training Clinic 2 June 26 - 28 $52 / $57
R = Resident* / NR = Nonresident
Applicants must commit to the full session, no partial sessions.
*Resident Rates only apply to a person living within the Corporate City Limits of Gaithersburg & pay City taxes; not all persons with a Gaithersburg address are considered City residents. Please use our Address & Parcel Map to see if your residence falls within Corporate City Limits.
Camp Site Time
Elementary School Camps
Discovery Fields Road Elementary School 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Extended Care
4 - 6 PM
Imangination Rachel Carson Elementary School
Rainbow Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Quest Diamond Middle School
Youth Activity Program Lakelands Park Middle School 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Kinderplay Rachel Carson Elementary School 9 AM - 1 PM
Middle School Camps
Endeavor Activity Center at Bohrer Park 7:30 AM - 4 PM
Extended Care
4 - 6 PM
Teen Activity Program Lakelands Park Middle School 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM