Teens, make the most of your summer as a Counselor in Training (CIT) at Camp Buwin! Motivated and enthusiastic teens entering 9th or 10th grade, this program is for YOU! Gain valuable leadership and employment skills, earn money and have a lot of fun all summer long.

As a CIT, you’ll be a role model for younger campers, develop your skills as a counselor, bond with other teens and make new friends. CITs are mentored by senior Camp Butwin staff and have field trips, evening activities and overnights throughout the summer.

CITs Learn:

  • How to plan and lead camp activities
  • The basics of child development
  • Basic safety and First Aid
  • Conflict resolution
  • Positive techniques to deal with behavior and disciplinary issues

Application Process

After online registration is completed, all applicants must send an application essay and set up an interview by April 1 for consideration. Space is limited and placement is not guaranteed. Registration is available online at

Important CIT Dates

  • CIT Meet n' Greet: Sunday, May 19 @ JCC 1-2pm
  • CIT Orientation: Sunday, June 2 @ Butwin 1-3pm
  • CIT Training: Friday, June 14 @ Butwin all day
  • CIT Reunion: Sunday October 27


SESSION 1 June 17 – July 12 $640 • $500 Member Value Price
SESSION 2 July 15 – August 9 $640 • $500 Member Value Price

CITs receive a stipend of $5 for each day worked which is sent to them via check at the end of the summer. Each CIT will be assessed a grounds fee of $50 for 4 weeks or $75 for 8 weeks. These funds help ensure the highest quality facilities every summer.

Questions about our CIT Program?

Contact our Bess Brown, Assistant Camp Director at Camp Butwin or call 651-255-4767.

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Camp Butwin

945 Butwin Road, Eagan, MN 55123

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