Youth & Teen

Counselor In Training (CIT) Program

Do you like the outdoors? Have you ever wanted to be a day camp counselor? The Counselor-In-Training Program (CIT) is a 6-week program for teens ages 13 to 15. Learn valuable job training and leadership skills by working side-by-side with Counselors of the Backyard Explorers Program. Candidates successfully completing the program get to go on an all-day trip and attend a recognition luncheon to celebrate program graduation. Plus, successful graduates of this program may be eligible in the future to be hired as a Counselor.

Program Schedule

In the morning hours CIT's participate in implementing activities such as:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Crawdad Fishing
  • Games
  • Nature Hikes
  • Outdoor Cooking

Afternoon Schedule

In the afternoons CIT's will attend mini trips, be involved with integrated team building activities, as well as, leadership excursions and trainings. Participants must attend two evening training sessions.


Before registering for program, participants must complete a screening process which includes completing an application and an interview. After notification of their admission to the program participants will be required to register, have an updated Tuberculosis TB screening and pay program fees.


See the CIT application for more information. The fee includes a T-shirt, CPR/1st Aid Training, and an all-day celebration excursion.

All That & Then Some

This summer program is the perfect answer for everyone! Sign-up now and enjoy the "All That and Then Some" summer fun weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. At this safe and supervised program, teens experience fun times with friends through exciting and challenging activities that will stimulate their minds and help keep them active.

Enrichment Activities & Classes

The Parks and Recreation Department also offers enrichment classes and programming throughout the year. During the summer, middle school teens can participate in the popular All That and Then Some Program, and a full day summer day camp.

Classes include:

  • Guitar
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Online Drivers Education
  • Performing Arts
  • SAT Test Preparation
  • Teen Babysitting
  • Various Arts Classes