I choose my counselors from past campers. When the campers age out at 12 years old, many want to come back as CIT's and then Counselors. They understand that one of the things that sets this camp apart from others is that the counselors love being at camp too!! They remember how wonderful their counselors were to them. I had one camper say to me that Lucky Dog had the best counselors because "they were old enough to be a counselor, but young enough to still really want to play with the campers".
Counselors must be 16 years old.
CITs are 15.
Each summer, I may take two 13 year old helpers (past campers only ) and two 14 year old jr. CIT's.