CIT Leadership Program

Pali’s summer camp environment is the ideal setting for teens (aged 15-16) to begin the journey from camper to counselor in our Counselor-in-Training program.

CIT offers the perfect opportunity to develop leadership skills that bring lasting benefits to every aspect of your camper’s life. CIT Campers take a hands-on approach to problem-solving, teamwork and project management.

CIT campers plan and implement an elective on their own (with counselor supervision) for a taste of behind the scenes work. The CIT experience is a great bridge for campers outgrowing the overnight summer camp experience to possible teaching and coaching careers.

Campers spend mornings in intensive training and planning sessions then enjoy afternoons and evenings in all of the incredible Pali Adventures camp activities of their choice.

  • Attain First Aid, CPR & AED certification
  • Earn volunteer service hours credit
  • Plan and run an afternoon elective
  • Learn how to “belay” others on the ropes course
  • Master ground-based and high ropes challenges
  • Hone leadership skills that will serve in college and beyond

Learn More About Why Pali is The Best CIT Leadership Summer Camp in Southern California

Activity Rating

Critical Thinking

Soft Skills

Conflict Resolution
Team Building
What Parents Are Saying

“My son returned overjoyed, matured and super confident with himself. He talks about all of it! He will recall something out-of-the-blue and share it with us with a smile. Thank you for that!!”

What Campers Are Saying

“It was an amazing experience. CIT made me want to be a counselor.” “This upcoming summer, I will be a CIT, in the hopes of being a counselor in the future. I know how it feels to be accepted by people and how much of an impact all of the Pali counselors have made on my life. I would love to be that impact for all the other campers.” “Pali has made me a better person. Thank you, Pali, for being such a big part of my life and taking me in every year and loving me for who I am. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet the most incredible human beings I’ve ever met. Thank you for the laughter, for the tears, for the memories, and joy. Thank you for existing. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for everything.”

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