Counselor in Training Program

for ages 13 - 18


CIT Program Description

Our Counselor in Training program enters its 3rd year, and we are proud of what it has accomplished so far! Teens who participate in this program get the 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.

If your child is interested in environmental education or the outdoors in general, this program will help them learn the ins and outs of the profession. 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 Counselors in Training must commit to assisting for one week of camp, and can volunteer for no more than 4 weeks of camp. Returning Counselors in Training must also 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 complete our 2018 application prior to registering for the program. 

Fees for 2018:
$175 for new Counselors
$75 for returning Counselors 

Training Dates:

May 19, 23, 25, 26* 

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