Gordon College logo


Thank you for your interest in being a Counselor in Training (CIT) for La Vida Adventure Camp. The CIT position is an incredible way to invest in middle school students and grow in your own leadership.

See below for the summer 2019 application! CIT applications and references are being accepted now. A complete application and 3 references are required prior to scheduling an interview. The director will contact you to schedule an interviewin early March. Applications will continue to be accepted until spots are full.

PLEASE NOTE: The application has a 20 minute timeout period and answers will be erased after 20 minutes. We suggest answering the questions in a document before pasting the answers into this application.

After submitting this application, have three references fill out reference forms. CITs who had references for previous summers do not need new references so long as you volunteered at Adventure Camp within the last 12 months. If you have questions about the Counselor in Training program, please call 978.867.4504 or email .

Adventure Camp CIT Application

This form is for counselor in training applicants.

1. Name

2. Date of Birth (00/00/0000)

3. Address

4. Home Phone

5. Cell Phone

6. Email Address

7. Parent/Guardian Email Address

8. T-shirt Size (unisex sizing)

9. Current Year in School

10. How many years were you a camper at Adventure Camp?

11. Have you participated in the Adirondack Leadership Program (ALP)?

Yes, before 2018.
Yes, in 2018.
I'm already signed up for doing it this summer!
I've never done the ALP, but I'm interested in doing it this summer in addition to being a Counselor in Training.
I've never done the ALP program, and I'm not interested in doing it this summer.

12. Counselors in Training (CIT) may volunteer for two or more weeks. Mark which weeks you are available to be a CIT.

Session 1 - June 24-28
Session 2 - July 1-3, 5
Session 3 - July 8-12
Session 4 - July 15-19
Session 5 - July 22-26
Session 6 - July 29-Aug 2
Session 7 - Aug 5-9

13. Please list your employment background.

14. List any trainings or certifications (include First Aid)

15. Have you had any leadership or other experiences that will help you work well as a counselor in training? If so, please share the experience and what you learned.

16. Select activities that you feel comfortable assisting in or would like to learn to do this summer.

Leading Games
Belaying at the La Vida Rock Gym
Mountain Biking
Leading Small Groups of Campers
Building and Property Projects

17. What has been your past experience with La Vida? What did you learn from that experience?

18. What are the main reasons you want to volunteer with La Vida Adventure Camp? Why do you want to work with 10-13 year-olds?

19. If you could have a camper leave with one thing to remember from or have learned at Adventure Camp, what would that be?

20. If your friends and family were asked to describe you...

21. La Vida college-age staff are intentional about living out their Christian faith in God. We spend time each morning learning what it means to love God, love others, and love ourselves. Are you comfortable and open to being a part of these conversations?

22. Reference 1: Name, Email Address, Phone Number and Relationship

23. Reference 2: Name, Email Address, Phone Number and Relationship

24. Reference 3: Name, Email Address, Phone Number and Relationship

25. If I'm applying for role for the first time, I understand that my application will not be complete without recommendations from the above references. (Returning CIT applicants do not need new references.) All of the information that I have provided above is accurate and true.