An overnight camp for girls and boys ages 8 to 16,
with a commitment to a diverse community



CiT's are Awesome!

Welcome to the section of the Hawkeye website devoted exclusively to CiT's. Let me answer your first question:

What is a CiT? At Hawkeye CiT is an acronym for Counselor in Training. These community members are all young adults, sixteen or seventeen years old, which are in a transitional role between campers and counselors.

There are three types of members in our unique camp community; campers, counselors, and CiT’s.  The first two segments of our population are easily recognizable and have starkly defined roles within camp.  The third group, CiT’s, has a more transitional role, acting as either a helper to staff, completely separate learning group member, or camper depending on the situation. Therefore, a CiT may be afforded some responsibilities similar to those of a counselor; equally, there will be times when a CiT is relieved of such responsibilities and enjoys time simply in the role of a camper. It is the best of both worlds.

Being a CiT is truly awesome.  Moving out of a traditional camper role CiT’s enjoy greater freedoms around camp while still not burdened with the tasks of a counselor.  CiT’s live in their own cabins, operate on a different schedule, and play a more central role in many special and everyday activities.

This section of our website deals with everything you need to know about CiT-hood.  Find forms, apply online, ask a question, request a packet of information, or contact us directly to demonstrate your interest.  The section will also answer your questions including:

Who can be a CiT?                                       How long does the CiT Program Last?      

How do I become a CiT?                     How much does it cost and how do I apply?

And of course…                                             What happens next year?



“{T}he boys are both home albeit fast asleep having had a fantastic summer with you again—they can’t wait for next year! Thanks again for looking after them and giving them memories they will never forget, they can’t imagine life without camp now.”

Mother – Northampton, England