Counselor in Training Program

Volunteer and Learn from first-hand experience


The Counselor-in-Training program gives teens and opportunity to volunteer with Blue Heron throughout the year, and get connected to other non-profit organizations like The Amphibian Foundation and Atlanta Audubon Society.

Your child will learn about environmental education from first-hand experience. Each participant will complete 6 hours of training with Blue Heron staff, be assigned a mentor who will help them complete a goal worksheet, and complete a performance assessment at the end of their service.


New CITs must commit to assisting for one week of camp, and can volunteer for no more than 4 weeks of camp.

Returning CITs must commit to assisting for one full week of camp, but can volunteer for up to 6 weeks. They will receive a camp t-shirt and a portfolio documenting their work at Blue Heron.

All Counselors in Training must be between the ages 13 and 18, and complete the application prior to registering for the program:

Fees for 2019:

$210 for new Counselors
$90 for returning Counselors 

Training Dates:

May 4, 19, 21, 25* 

*Must be able to attend 2 of 4 sessions or attend 1 and complete a homework assignment.