CIT program

The CIT program prepares young adults for future leadership roles working with children in camps and other professional settings. Participants develop leadership, team-building, and communication skills, and are asked to be role models to campers by exhibiting positive leadership and behaviors.

Positions are available at Camp Anita Bliss Coler (ABC), Camp Hidden Valley, Camp Junior and Camp Mariah. CITs at each camp will live together as a group in rustic cabins that may not have electricity.


All who qualify are welcome to apply. Former Fresh Air Fund participants are given priority. 

All applicants must:

  • Be either 16 or 17 years old by June 28, 2023
  • Live in and go to school in one of NYC’s five boroughs
  • Be eligible for free or reduced lunch under the USDA income guidelines
  • Have an interest in working with children and improving leadership and communication skills through workshops and hands-on activities in an outdoor setting
  • Be flexible and open to trying new programs and being a cooperative member of a team

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