Being a Counselor in Training is a great way to get hands-on leadership experience in the camp setting. A C.I.T. will get to be a camp counselor, work on the maintenance staff, help in the kitchen, work in the camp office, or help out anywhere else help may be needed.
If you are interested in being a C.I.T., you must submit at application (application information is listed below). Applicants will be reviewed by the Camp Program Committee and will be contacted after review if they have been accepted into the program or not.
After a C.I.T. has been accepted, they must attend the C.I.T. training that will be held in May. They will learn about camp policies, First Aid, and the general skills needed to be a great camp counselor.
C.I.T.'s will then be assigned their start week. The first week of camp, C.I.T.'s will pay half of the camp's tuition. (If their church is paying half, then the remaining tuition will be split evenly between the church and the C.I.T.).
If the C.I.T. has a successful first week, they will be asked to come back for a second week. If they are invited back, they get to come back for free.
If the C.I.T. is asked to come back for any weeks beyond these first two in the same summer they will be paid $100 per week they work with camp.
If you have any questions about the C.I.T. program, you can contact the camp office at or call 410-479-2861.
To submit your application to the C.I.T. program, please email the following document to Camp Mardela at or mail to PO Box 460, Denton, MD 21629 no later than April 25th, 2021.