The Counsellor-in-Training (CIT) program is designed to develop candidates’ skills in leadership, communication, and

confidence in working with children.

There are 2 phases of this 9-night program:

The first phase focuses on teambuilding among the CITs, exploration of personal strengths and values, strengthening canoeing and outdoor education skills, and building the CIT’s understanding of leadership and camper development. Weather permitting, Phase 1 typically involves an overnight outtrip to one of the wilderness campsites on our grounds.

Phase 2 supports the CIT in putting their learning into action: Each CIT is paired with a staff mentor and, with the support and supervision of this mentor, has the opportunity to lead various activities with a group of campers.

Please note: Because the CIT role at camp requires a level of maturity and commitment, youth wishing to enroll in the CIT program are required to complete a brief application form, which will be reviewed by our leadership team before the youth’s registration is finalized. We accept a maximum of 15 CITs each summer. The qualities we look for in applicants are: positive attitude, enthusiasm and energy, cooperation and flexibility, Self-motivation, responsibility and reliability, initiative, and willingness to learn and try new things.

Upon successful completion of both weeks, a CIT may be invited back as a volunteer to another camp session later in the summer.

The Counsellor in Training (CIT) Program is designed to develop candidates' skills in leadership, communication and confidence in working with children.


Successful applicants will benefits from:


  • canoe certification

  • two weeks of skill development, team building and mentoring at Kidston.

  • personal faith development and leadership skills

  • outdoor leadership training


all in a fun, faith-based environment.

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During camp - June to August

RR #2 Middle Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0


Off season - Sept to June

Camp Kidston PO Box 48011, Mill Cove PO

Bedford, NS B4A 3Z2


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