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Leadership Program - entering grades 9, 10, 11

Some significant changes were made to the Leadership Training program in 2019.

We feel that the best way to learn how to be a leader is by playing an active role in our camps. Starting in the summer of 2019, Dexter Southfield will give students and former campers in classes 9 through 11 the opportunity to apply for a Counselor-in-Training position through our online staff application. If selected, they will become a part of our camp staff family.

CIT applications were due on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Counselor-in-Training grade and availability requirements

Year 1


Entering grade 9* 

   4 weeks at camp required   

Year 2


Entering grade 10

   6 weeks at camp required  

Year 3   


Entering grade 11 

   6 weeks at camp required

*Must be at least 14 years old at the start of camp.


Application process

In past years, parents signed up their 14-17 year old for our Leadership Training program online. This year, each CIT hopeful will be asked to fill out hte same application as our staff members. Applicants: please be sure to apply for a Counselor-in-Training position and any counselor position with the camp of your choice as you fill out the online application.

Once we have received your online application, we will set up a time for an interview should we want to move forward with the hiring process. If selected, CITs in year 1 will receive a stipend and those in year 2 and 3 will be paid an hourly rate.


2019 Expectations

  • Complete a CPR, AED and First Aid certification course on June 12, 2019.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly training seminars and meetings while working at camp.
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can always contact us at (617) 751-3625 or email


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