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CITs & SIT Camp

Completion of 7th through 9th Grade

Our CIT & SIT program is a perfect way for our most mature campers to experience leadership within the camp community while enjoying all the activities that Banner has to offer.

Young girl camper smiling with a female CIT

Opportunity to Assist Group Counselors

Goal Setting, Team Building, and Leadership Training

Emphasis on Building Responsibility and Leadership Abilities

Participating in Favorite Camp Activities with Peers


We are committed to making a positive impact on our camper’s social, physical and emotional development. Banner is more than just fun – it is an opportunity to build a foundation for future success.


Campers driving a go-kart on the track

CITs and SITs participate in a number of special activities as a peer group. They may include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Archery
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cooking
  • Dune Buggies
  • High Ropes
  • Friday Special Events
  • Senior Lake
  • Slingshot Paintball
  • Trampball
  • Yoga
Camper sliding down a waterslide

CITs & SITs will participate in the swim program when their camp group is scheduled at the pool. Banner swim directors and staff will work with the CITs and SITs to place them with a counselor and begin learning how to teach swim instruction. The campers truly enjoy swimming, playing and bonding with the CITs and SITs.

Male CIT camper with three young campers

A Typical Day

While CITs and SITs spend the majority of their day with the camp groups, there are plenty of opportunities for leadership training, connection and fun with their peers.

Mondays: Participate in group schedule, leadership meeting with other CITs & SITs
Tuesdays: Participate in group schedule, games with other CITs & SITs
Wednesdays: Participate in group schedule, afternoon get together with other CITs & SITs
Thursdays: Participate in group schedule, lounge party-snack with other CITs & SITs
Fridays: Participate in group schedule, potential special event activity

We’d love to share more about our CIT and SIT program and the impact it has on our oldest campers.

Female CIT camper giving a young girl a piggy back ride
Program Team

Dedicated Educators Leading The Way

At Banner, a team of more than 30 dedicated educators and camp professionals are committed to ensuring that each camper receives the highest level of care. From planning and participating in activities, to supervising and guiding staff, to addressing individual camper needs, Leadership Team members are devoted to making the Banner experience the best it can be.