Who better to carry on the Camp Elachee tradition than former campers? We offer the perfect solution! Come back as a Counselor-in-Training (C.I.T.). 


  • Teens entering high school, grades 9-12.
  • Must work a minimum of two (2) camp weeks, Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Will be required to participate in one (1) training day. This training will take place before the first scheduled work week. 

C.I.T. Application

  • There is a one-time $60 fee to cover the cost of training, supervision and a coveted Camp Elachee staff t-shirt.
  • Download the Camp Elachee 2018 C-I-T Application.
    Complete and submit with payment to:
    Elachee Nature Science Center
    Attn: Camp Elachee - CIT
    2125 Elachee Drive
    Gainesville, GA 30504

C.I.T. Expectations

  • C.I.T.’s will report to and work under the direction of the Camp Director.
  • C.I.T.’s will exhibit high energy and enthusiasm.
  • C.I.T.’s will work closely with the Camp Counselors to provide younger children with valuable summer experiences, to stimulate curiosity about the natural world, encourage exploration and discovery, and promote a love of and respect for the outdoors through experiential activities.

C.I.T. Responsibilities

  • Follow all safety procedures to ensure the safety of all campers and staff.
  • Assess and respond to the needs of each camper.
  • Work as a team with other Elachee staff members.
  • Maintain good communication with Elachee staff as to early pick-ups, and other special needs or circumstances.
  • Assist in taking attendance and ensuring that all campers in his/her group are well supervised and within sight or sound of a staff person at all times.
  • Arrive at Elachee on time and stay, as needed, to make necessary preparations for the next day.
  • Maintain the facilities, equipment and supplies in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Assist instructors with daily education, craft and recreation activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.