Our Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is for students ages 13-15 seeking to gain leadership training and experience. CIT participants will work closely with a leadership instructor who will guide and facilitate the CIT’s experience through problem solving activities and role playing. During this training, CITs will contribute to daily meetings and discussions about challenges and successes throughout their CIT experience working with students and a teacher. CIT participants will also learn important leadership techniques and skills relating to communication, goal setting, teamwork, and problem solving. In addition to leadership training, as part of our full day camp, CITs will experience the various educational and recreational opportunities through field trips depending on their assigned workshop and instructor. At the end of each week, CITs will receive an evaluation from the Summer Program staff about the trainee’s noticeable strengths and areas of improvement throughout the week.

If you have any other questions about the CIT program, please email TDS Summer Programs.


2020 Registration opens in January


  • Week 1: June 15-19
  • Week 2: June 22-26
  • Week 3: June 29-July 3
  • Week 4: July 6-10
  • Week 5: July 13-17
  • Week 6: July 20-24
  • Week 7: July 27-31
  • Week 8: August 3-7
4911 Neal Road
Durham, NC 27705

Melissa Cabrera
Summer Programs Director

Morgan Whithaus
Summer Programs Assistant
CIT & Intern Coordinator