High School Leadership Opportunities


Whether you started out as a Junior camper or experienced Sonlight for the first time through one of our older camps, we are thrilled to have you a part of our Sonlight family. We often hear the expression, “we want more Sonlight in our summer” so we are continuing to offer leadership opportunities to our high school aged- campers who want to  experience Sonlight in a different capacity.

This summer we are offering counselor-in-training (CIT) opportunities for interested high school leaders. Being a CIT is an immersive and educational experience into the role of our counselors. CIT opportunities are available during our Discovery Weeks and Junior Camp for 10th graders through graduated seniors, and then Adventure Camps for recent high school graduates only.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like being a camp counselor? Do you want to gain some experience working with youth? Maybe you are interested in applying for Sonlight Staff down the road. Whatever your intentionality may be, we hope this experience allows for you to grow in greater understanding of where Christ may be gifting you to lead in.  

If this peaks your interest, we hope you’ll consider applying for a CIT opportunity this summer. We are looking for the best and brightest high school students, who love God, love kids, and love Sonlight! 

What you need to know:

  • An online application form is required. Please fill out our google form by March 14th to be considered for a position. From there, Claire (Program Director) will reach out to you to schedule a brief phone interview between March 18th – 29th. Applicants will be made aware of placement the first week of April.
  • Please read the “Opportunity Description” before applying .
  • Spots are limited for each week. Any high school aged camper may apply, preference will be given to older students as well as those who have not yet been a CIT before.
  • This could be counted as service hours, discuss with Claire for details
  • Mentorship from trained Sonlight Summer Staff while serving
  • A brief training will be conducted prior to attending assigned session
  • Each participant will receive a staff shirt – yay!

If you have any questions concerning the CIT program, or need additional information, contact Claire Madera (Program Director) via email [email protected] or call her at 970.264.4379.

Claire wants to hear from you!

All high schoolers welcome to apply. Preference will be given to 16 years of age and older.

“Love the people, love the place. Love the difference you make in my child’s life”

Camper Parent


The $79 fee for CIT program has been covered in perpetuity by a generous donation from the McLean family in memory of Kelsey McLean.


Counselor In Training

Discovery Camp 1: June 23-29

Junior Camp: July 25- 27

Discovery Camp 2: July 28 – August 3

Graduated Seniors Only:

Adventure Camp: June 9-15

AdventurePlus: July 7-13

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Sonlight is Accredited by the American Camp Association


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