Teens ages 13-15 gain leadership skills and summer camp counseling experience.

YMCA Summer Camp registration is now open.

Our 2024 Teen CIT (Counselors-in-Training) Camp in Charlottesville, VA is designed to teach and inspire students ages 13-15.

This innovative program offers teens a structured path to develop their leadership potential. Spanning two three-week sessions, the program is divided into certifications for new and returning participants. Completion of a session awards a certificate, marking a significant step in their leadership journey.

Hands-on training experiences and professional development workshops provide the foundation of the program. The students spend their time learning about leadership in the morning, including practice in resume writing and interview skills. UVA professionals visit the program to share information about different career paths. Students practice their skills mentoring the campers in the afternoon. Students learn basic safety, group control, games, camp best practices and valuable employment skills.

Registration + Application process must be completed by May 25. See below for more details.



Registration is a two-step process. Please register online in order to reserve a spot in our Teen Counselors in Training Program (step 1). Then have your teen complete the application below (step 2).


Space is limited and spots will be first-come, first-served.
NEW TO THE Y? Please see our Online Registration Instructions>>





If you have participated in the CIT (formerly LIT) program, please complete the form at this link:

Former LITs Apply Here>>

If this is your first time participating in the CIT program, please complete the form at this link:

New Applicants Apply Here>>

Selected candidates will be notified by May 25.

For Questions or Cancellations, please contact Ashley Wright at awright@piedmontymca.org or (434) 270-7537.