Be a Counselor in Training (CIT)!

Be a Counselor in Training (CIT)!

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2017 Summer Camp Brochure (Downloadable)

Have an awesome summer at BlackRock and be part of a great team. This is an excellent opportunity for campers entering grades 9-12 to earn Student Service Learning hours and develop great leadership and supervision skills assisting campers between the ages of 4 ½ to 13. CIT programs are available for Arts Journeys, Performing Arts Camp, Multi-Arts Institute, and After Care. There is also one CIT position available for BlackRock and Discovery Sports Center’s Sports Meets the Arts Camp.  Experience working with children and an interest in visual art, drama, music, or dance is preferred. CITs must be 14 by the start of their camp session and be entering 9th grade and are required to attend their entire session.  CIT’s are considered campers so all camp rules and forms apply.

All CIT’s must attend one Mandatory Training Session. Please select one of the training dates when you register: Thursday, May 25th from 5:00pm-8:00pm, Sunday, June 4th from 2:00-5:00pm, or Tuesday, June 13th from 5:00-8:00pm.  You only need to attend one of these sessions.

One and Two Week Sessions

Spaces fill quickly! Register early to avoid disappointment.

Ages: 14-19 (must be 14 and entering 9th grade in the 2016/17 school year)

Tuition: $25 for 1-week camps and extended day, $50 for 2-week camps (prices are for members and non-members)

Dates: June 19th-August 18th (Arts Journeys, Performing Arts, Multi-Arts Institute, After Care and Sports Meets the Arts Camp).  No camp on July 4.

Hours: 8:30am to 3:45pm for all camps, 3:15 pm-6:30 pm for After Care.  Sports Meets the Arts Camp is from 12:30-4:15 pm.

Please note there is a daily limit to the number of SSL hours a CIT can earn. This limit is exceeded when registering to be a CIT for both a full camp day and After Care.  Please consult your camper’s school for regulations.


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Arts Journeys: CIT

One week camps with children in grades K-3. Great for 9th and 10th grade students.

Week 1: Cartoon Adventures | June 19-23
Register: 417.9216.1

Week 2: Broadway Bound | June 26-30
Register: 417.9226.1

Week 3: Wizards and Magic* | July 3-7
Register: 417.9236.1
*Week 3 is July 4 week. 

Week 4: Wonders of the World | July 10-14
Register Now: 417.9246.1

Week 5: Books Alive! | Jul 18-22
Register Now: 417.9256.1

Week 6: Space Exploration | July 24-28
Register Now: 417.9266.1


Performing Arts Camp: CIT

Two week camps with children in grades 3-8.

Session 1: The Golden Age of Broadway | June 19-30
Register Now: 417.9316.1

Session 2: Around the World in 80 Minutes | July 3-14*
Register Now: 417.9326.1
*Includes July 4 Week

Session 3: Night at the Smithsonian | July 17-28
Register Now: 417.9336.1


Multi-Arts Institute: CIT

One week camps with children in grades K-6

Session 1: July 31 – August 4 Register Now: 417.9416.1

Session 2: August 7-11 Register Now: 417.9426.1

Session 3: August 14-18 Register Now: 417.9436.1


After Care: CIT

These CITs are expected to assist campers in a variety of recreational activities including board games, arts and crafts, contests and games.

3:1p PM – 6:30 PM.
After Care CIT’s are dismissed after the last camper of the day is picked up, which may occur before 6:30 PM.  After Care CIT’s must be able to sign themselves out once the last camper leaves.

Week 1 | June 19-23Register Now: 417.9616.1

Week 2 | June 26-30 Register Now: 417.9616.2

Week 3 | July 3-7
Register Now: 417.96163
*No camp on July 4

Week 4 | July 10-14Register Now: 417.9616.4

Week 5 | July 17-21Register Now: 417.9616.5 

Week 6 | July 24-28Register Now: 417.9616.6

Week 7 | July 31-August 4Register Now: 417.9616.7

Week 8 | August 7-11Register Now: 417.9616.8

Week 9 | August 14-18Register Now: 417.9616.9




Sports Meets the Arts Camp: CIT

This CIT position is for Sports Meets the Arts Camp, BlackRock’s partnership camp with the Discovery Sports Center and Maryland Soccerplex. Campers in this camp are ages 5-11. Please note this camp is not located at BlackRock Center for the Arts. This CIT will report directly to the Maryland Soccerplex.

There are seven, one week sessions available.

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Visual Arts CIT for Performing Arts Camp

This year we are looking for a specific CIT to work solely for our Performing Arts Camp Art Director, Marta Lautz.  The visual art studio is responsible for the production of a backdrop and visual displays that are part of the musical performance during summer. In addition to the visual production for three musical that take place every two weeks, we also encourage an artistic environment for the campers to create art projects and connect to the theme of the play.

This CIT is responsible to:

  • Set up art materials for each group.
  • Create art project samples as requested by the Art Director.
  • Work with campers to encourage them to produce the best possible outcome.
  • Set a good example for campers and CIT’s regarding the dedication and emphasis in the job is taking place.
  • Focus on drawing and preparing paints and materials for the stage.
  • Assist in making and hanging the backdrop.
  • Make sure to clean areas, wash brushes, and keep space organized.

Registration for this position is not done online. If you are interested in this position, please email with a thoughtful letter as to why you should be selected.  We will screen applicants and select only one person for this position.  It is ideal that you would be able to participate in all 3 Performing Arts Camp sessions.



Camp Forms

All health and emergency contact information is now included in our online registration process.  If you are registering by phone, please be prepared to answer health-related questions about your camper including their doctor’s name and phone, known allergies, conditions and medications, and the date of their last tetanus shot.  If your child does not attend a licensed Maryland public or private school, we will need a completed Immunization Certification Form.  If your child needs to keep mediation during camp we will need a completed Authorization for Medication Form.

BlackRock Camp Rules and Regulations Form

Immunization Certification Form

Authorization for Perscription Medication Form

For more information, email or call 301.528.2260.