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Coyote Camp & Coyote Trek - CIT

Youth Leadership (13-15)

Dates & Locations

ALL IN! We hear your call for ridiculous fun with all the toppings: This is your chance to run with the pack and brush up on your skills before your leadership is put to the test this summer. Join this week of teen-focused challenges, character building and wilderness skills.

All teens interested in our CIT program must first apply through our website and be admitted before registration will be processed directly through the office. Application deadline for the CIT program is April 12th, 2019.

As part of the Counselor-In-Training Program, all teens 13-15 are required to complete one of our two CIT training weeks (Coyote Camp and Coyote Trek). Which week you participate will depend on your age and/or how many years you have completed our CIT program (outlined below). The CIT program includes the training week and at least two camp weeks as a CIT. Additional CIT weeks cost $50-100 sliding scale.

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COYOTE CAMP (for CITs ages 13-14, or first or second year in CIT program) Week 1: July 1-5 - Monkey Run Natural Area

$300-$400

Thursday Overnight for 14 year olds: $60

ALL IN! We hear your call for ridiculous fun with all the toppings: This is your chance to run with the pack and brush up on your skills before your leadership is put to the test this summer. Join this week of teen-focused challenges, character building and wilderness skills.


COYOTE TREK (for CITs age 15, or third year in CIT program) Week 5: July 30-August 1 - Arnot Forest

$250-$350

Enjoy an advanced coyote camp experience alongside your peers and trusted mentors. This two night overnight will test your skills, knowledge and team building potential. Join us on Tuesday morning at the Arnot Forest for a three days and two nights wilderness experience. Build your base camp, cook your meals over an open fire, and have the space and time to explore your passions and skills as a teen leader. Prerequisite: Minimum one year of Coyote Camp/CIT Program


JUNIOR COUNSELORS (16 and 17 yr olds)

Experienced teen leaders ages 16-17 teach side by side with our senior staff as Assistant Instructors. Junior Counselors are are exposed to advanced levels of wilderness and interpersonal skills, including coaching, and giving and receiving feedback as part of program planning. Teens can choose from 10 possible camp weeks. We have a limited number of paid teen positions, so please apply early to claim your spot. Paid positions for teens may also be available through the Ithaca Youth Bureau, visit yesithaca.org.


† Tuition is based on a self-determined sliding scale. Funds received above the minimum go to our scholarship fund as a tax-deductible donation (you will receive a receipt at the end of the year).

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please refer to the details in descriptions for Coyote Camp and Coyote Trek
  • Price includes Coyote Camp/Trek plus 2 CIT weeks!
    per session Scholarships Available

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