Leadership Training

In order to maximize everyone’s safety, we will not operate our Counselor in Training (CIT) program this summer. That said, we will offer a lineup of brand-new teen camps. These camps will give 13-15 year olds the opportunity to learn new things and adventure outdoors with their friends while experiencing the high-quality mentorship you expect from Schoolhouse. 

Schoolhouse of Wonder offers 13-17 year olds meaningful opportunities to discover their own leadership style and practice needed skills in the caring and respectful environment of our award-winning outdoor day camps.

Some children come into the world primed to become artists, computer whizzes, or athletes. But these intrinsic qualities are only a small part of the story. Achievement often requires countless hours of practice to build the skills necessary to succeed.

Leadership is no different. Even “born leaders” require years of observing, learning, and practicing skills and qualities such as positive attitude, integrity, confidence, humility, empathy, communication, cooperation, teamwork, and the willingness to try new things.

Counselors in Training (Summer Camp)



  • Age: 13-17 years old (must be 13 by August 31)
  • Cost: $199/week (CITs are eligible for multi-camp discounts, but not sibling discounts)
  • Participants in the CIT program are also eligible for scholarships. Scholarship information can be found here.

Acceptance into the CIT program is contingent on the participant’s ability to attend required training. 

Counselors in Training (Intersession and School Break Camps)

For Counselors in Training who have time available during intersession breaks or Discovery Day dates, we offer a less structured leadership training opportunity. Current CITs may volunteer to take part in our seasonal camps without a formal evaluation. They will still receive verbal feedback and personalized goal setting assistance.


  • Age: 13-17 years old
  • Must have previous CIT experience at Schoolhouse
  • Cost: None
  • To apply: Call 919-477-2116 or email schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org to discuss dates
  • Assignments: We will discuss assignments on a case-by-case basis

Ready to apply? Click here.





Junior Counselors (Summer Camp)

Once again, we’re thrilled to offer employment opportunities for Junior Counselors in each summer camp session. Young leaders who have participated in our Counselor in Training (CIT) program are integral partners in pursuing this mission.  In 2013, we created the Junior Counselor program – paid summer camp positions for former CITs – and it has been a great success. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply for summer sessions depending on their interest and availability.  Junior Counselors typically work only one session of the summer season and will be expected to work the entirety of that session.  Junior Counselors must be at least 16 years old by the beginning of the preferred session.  Due to the very limited openings we have this summer in Orange and Wake Counties, we’ve divided the summer into three sessions. Unfortunately, we aren’t accepting applications for our Durham location this year. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience as a CIT and/or camper at the applicable camp location.

Important 2021 Dates:

Session 1: June 14 – July 2, 2021
Session 2: July 5 – July 23, 2021
Session 3: July 26 – August 20, 2021

Applications for 2021 Junior Counselor positions are now closed.



Have some questions? Read over our Frequently Asked Questions for our Leadership Training Program. If you still have questions, please feel free to call our office at 919-477-2116 or email us at schoolhouse@schoolhouseofwonder.org.