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Counselor-in-Training Program

Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT)

Summer at Hockaday's popular Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is a valued opportunity for students entering Grades 9 and 10. The CIT program is taught by experienced teachers who have a breadth of knowledge in the realm of volunteerism, team building, child development, and classroom management. As a CIT, you will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a counselor through hands-on experience and practice. You will spend a portion of the session with other CITs teambuilding and learning the skills necessary to allow you to serve as a volunteer, which you will then experience first-hand in selected camps offered by Summer at Hockaday.

Through this program, you are certain to enhance your sense of citizenship and to grow your leadership skills. Delve into volunteerism, all while having fun, enhancing teamwork, and gaining real-world experience!

After completing the one-week training session, you will spend additional weeks volunteering within Summer at Hockaday camps and classes. You will quickly develop your own fan club as our campers and students adore our CITs!

The CIT program is limited to 22 participants. All participants must attend the training sessions held either June 3-7 or June 10-14 and select a minimum of three additional weeks to serve as a CIT. Community service hours will be calculated for each participant.

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  • Space is limited!

    Entering Grades 9 – 10 
    Training Session #1:
    June 3 – 7, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Training Session #2:
    June 10 – 14, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Summer at Hockaday 2024:
    June 10 – July 19, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    CITs must attend one of two training sessions and commit to an additional three weeks of service to be completed between June 10 and July 19. Availability is limited to 22 participants.
    Tuition: $648
    CITs will eat lunch in Biggs Dining Hall during the weeks of training and serving. A flat fee of $360 will be added to all CIT registrations for summer lunch.

    *Summer at Hockaday will be closed Wednesday, June 19, 2024 and Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of federal holidays. 
Within the private school community, The Hockaday School is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls from grades PK–12 located in Dallas, Texas. Students realize their limitless potential through challenging academic curricula, arts, athletics, and extracurricular programs so that they are inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.