There is nothing better than to have a camper move up through the ranks to become a counselor or even a camp director! The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program is the first step of the process designed to grow Hermann Sons Life campers into productive staff members. Being a CIT is a combination of summer camp fun and work. 
(Program fees will apply.)

The CIT program will focus on leadership and give you the opportunity to demonstrate those skills. We will be teaching you about camper behaviors and group management skills. We will discuss the importance of being there for a homesick camper and giving you some tips and tricks to help a camper get the most out of their stay.

We will also be showing you what it means to be a staff member. Just like all staff members, as a potential staff member you will be peeking behind the scenes of what makes the Camp tick. You will be helping in the dining hall, you will be helping with the preparation of the evening activities, you will be observing activities and you may well be helping in the kitchen.


This year and moving forward there will be no CITIcamp weekend. Potential CIT-1s will be interviewed by the Executive Camp Director. There are three steps for the potential CIT to take.

The FIRST STEPis to complete this application. The application is for past Hermann Sons Life campers ages 15 and 16 (as of Sept.1, 2020) who wish to be considered for the first level of the CIT Program.

The SECOND STEP will be an interview with the Executive Camp Director. Approximately 150 candidates are expected to interview for the limited availability. Be sure to request an interview time slot as soon as possible since so many interviews must be coordinated to occur in a short amount of time. Please click/copy the link below and schedule the interview. For your convenience, the interviews will be scheduled predominantly via Skype and FaceTime or Google Hangout. Please make sure I have the correct contact details for the interview.

The THIRD STEP is to get three professional (not family members) references. This can be teachers, coaches, clergy, etc. You can simply have them go to the link below. Please make sure they list you as the applicant! Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to Camp. Please do not send the same reference in multiple ways. If mailed to Camp, please send to: 

Hermann Sons Life Camp - CIT Program Admissions, P.O. Box 629, Comfort, TX 78013




By completing this application, you authorize that the applicant listed has permission to attend Camp and participate in all Camp activities. Through registration, you give Hermann Sons Life full rights and permission with respect to any photographs, video and audio recordings taken during the Camp session. These images may be used for publicity (newspaper, website, brochures, commercials, etc.). You further give permission and consent that any such photographs may be published and used by Hermann Sons and the American Camp Association® and its agents, to illustrate and promote the Camp experience, Hermann Sons Life and its Camp programs or the American Camp Association.

Hermann Sons Life Camp is a traditional sleep-away camp and participants need to be able to move around freely to participate in programs, eat meals prepared in our kitchens and must be able to effectively interact in group elements  At the discretion of Camp administration, Hermann Sons Life may deny attendance to campers whose health needs cannot best be met by the staff and facilities. Circumstances may change from year to year.

The health management team members dispense medication, treat minor illness and injury and refer patients to appropriate physicians when necessary. A parent or guardian will be notified if a doctor or hospital visit is required, if the camper spends a night in the clinic or for any other medical reason deemed necessary by the health manager. In addition, a parent/guardian will be notified in the event of severe homesickness or for any other reason deemed necessary by the Camp director.