Mentors In Training Program

Mentors in Training (MITs) are integral to the Cedar Circle summer day camp experience. These volunteers ages 13+ work closely with our summer education team to engage with campers throughout the day and assist with activities, group management, and more! The primary responsibility of an MIT is to be an exemplary role model. While the MITs are guaranteed to have fun, they must realize their role is different from being a camper.

With guidance from Mentor Educators, MITs practice and gain skills in:

  • Group management
  • Leading small activities (small in size, and time!)
  • Working with others and taking direction
  • Project planning, management, and task completion


  • Excited, responsible, and mature young adult (13+ years of age)
  • Enjoy working with elementary-aged children
  • Eager to grow as a leader and mentor
  • Comfortable working outdoors in a farm environment
  • Able to attend the mandatory training session

Our MIT program runs for all 8 weeks of Summer Camp. MITs should be able to commit to serving all 5 days of any 2 camp weeks (or more), from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Wk1: June 24–28

Wk2: July 1–5

Wk3: July 8–12

Wk4: July 15–19

Wk5: July 22–26

Wk6: July 29–August 2

Wk7: August 5–9

Wk8: August 12–16

There is a mandatory MIT training session on Thursday, June 20th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., which will orient the Mentors in Training to the space, introduce them to the camp staff, and highlight the importance of their roles and expectations during their camp weeks.


Candidates and their caretakers should take the time to fill out the form together and reach out with any questions. After you complete the form, our Education Team will contact you for a phone interview and will contact the reference provided on your application. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

If you have questions about this program, email us at or call us at (802) 785-4737.