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Camp Internship for Leadership Training (Grades 9-11 )

High School Internships

Our Camp Internship for Leadership Training (CILT) program is for students entering 9th – 11th grades in the fall. This volunteer program is an opportunity to gain valuable college and workplace skills through teaching, playing with, and learning from children. If you are interested in a summer outdoors working with children, we encourage you to apply!

Under the supervision of the Leadership Team and the senior staff, you would be placed with up to four different camper groups during the summer. This allows you to observe and participate in many different styles of group leadership and provides the opportunity to learn about children of different ages. As the summer progresses, you will expand your skills to develop your own style when working with children.

Important things to know
  • All applicants must complete an application and participate in an individual interview.
  • The CILTs are our oldest campers in camp and have a registration fee ($50.00).
  • CILTs participate in two required Saturday orientation days prior to the start of camp to learn about the Camp Kinneret philosophy, camp leadership, positive approaches to discipline, and the importance of being a positive role model.
  • Once camp starts, CILTs receive ongoing one-on-one coaching from a Leadership Team member.
  • Daily transportation is provided from our designated bus meeting points.
  • While many CILTs are former campers, this is not a requirement and we welcome CILTs who are new to Camp Kinneret.
  • At the end of the summer, an honorarium is awarded to all CILTs who have successfully completed the program.
  • Many high schools accept CILT hours for community service credit.
  • CILTs must commit to a minimum of 2 full rotations (4-5 weeks depending on the session), but CILTs are strongly encouraged to attend for at least 3 of the 4 rotations. Extended participation provides greater opportunities for learning, evaluation, and feedback.
  • CILTs attend camp 5 days each week.

Camp was a great experience for me as it helped me grow and develop the skills it takes to be a leader. I enjoyed taking on challenges that were out of my comfort zone… I had an awesome summer!

– Rebecca K., Camp Kinneret CILT

Applications for the 2021 CILT program will be available around the new year.

If you would like to be notified when the 2021 application is available, please complete this form:







  • Applicants must be entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades after the summer to be eligible for the CILT program

What is the C.I.L.T. Program?

Camp Kinneret offers a Camp Internship for Leadership Training (CILT) program for students entering 9th – 11th grades next fall. This volunteer internship is an opportunity to gain valuable 21st-century skills through teaching, playing with, and learning from children.

What are 21st Century Skills?

21st Century skills are 12 abilities that today’s students need to succeed in their careers during the Information Age.

The twelve 21st Century skills are:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Information literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Technology literacy
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Productivity
  • Social skills

These skills are intended to help students keep up with the lightning-pace of today’s modern markets. Each skill is unique in how it helps students, but they all have one quality in common.

They’re essential in the age of the Internet.


per Applied Educational Systems

What is the Application Process

All applicants must complete an application and participate in an individual interview. The CILTs are our oldest campers in camp and have a registration fee of $50. CILTs participate in two-three mandatory Saturday orientation days prior to the summer.

How many days do CILTs attend camp?

CILT participation requires attendance for a minimum of 2 full rotations (4-5 weeks depending on the session), but CILTs are strongly encouraged to attend for at least 3 of the 4 rotations. CILTs must attend camp for all 5 days a week. Each day is approximately 8:30 am-4:30 pm but will vary depending on where you live.

What are the CILT rotation dates for 2022?

  • We will have an updated calendar as we get closer to Summer 2022! 

Transportation and Drop-Off/Pick-Up

In a typical summer we offer bus transportation from the San Fernando and Conejo Valleys. However, due to Covid-19, we are unsure what bus transportation will look like for this summer. If we are able to provide transportation, it will most likely serve families that are located further away from camp. If transportation will be an issue for you, please discuss it with your interviewer.

If you are planning on driving to camp this summer:
  • AM: 8:30 – 9:00
  • PM: 3:50 – 4:30
Summer 2022 Potential Bus Stop Locations

StopLocationAM Bus DepartsPM Bus Arrives
Route AStudio/City Sherman Oaks
Stop 1Beeman Park (Milbank St. & Beeman Ave.)8:184:49
Stop 2Van Nuys Blvd. Gelsons (Rear parking lot side - corner of Milbank St. & Sylmar Ave.)8:294:35
Stop 3Libbit Park (Libbit Ave between Ventura Blvd. & 101 fwy.)8:434:21
Route BEncino / Tarzana / Woodland Hills (East)
Stop 1Encino Elementary (Addison St. 1 block west of Balboa Blvd.)8:254:38
Stop 2Nestle Ave. Elem. (Rear of school near El Cab Country Club - Doman Ave. & Tarzana St.)8:374:23
Stop 3Serrania Park (Wells Dr. east of Serrania Ave.)8:514:07
Route DCalabsas (Mulholland to Pkwy Calabasas) / Woodland Hills (West) / Hidden Hills
Stop 1**Chaparral Elementary (Liberty Bell Rd.)8:364:24
Stop 2*Mulholland Dr. & Valmar Rd. (On Mulholland Dr. next to the church)8:434:17
Stop 3*The Commons in Calabasas (AM - Babies 'R' Us / PM - The Commons directly across from Babies 'R' Us)8:524:09
Stop 4*Round Meadow Elementary (Hidden Hills - front of the school)8:593:59
Route ECalabasas (The Oaks / Paseo Primario / Bay Laurel)
Stop 1Trellis Park (Inside The Oaks community)8:354:27
Stop 2Paseo Primario at Consuelo (Where the school bus stops)8:464:16
Stop 3Bay Laurel Elementary (Paseo Primario off of Pkwy. Calabasas)8:594:04
Route FWest Hills / Woodland Hills (North) / Calabasas
Stop 1Pomelo Drive Elementary (March Ave. at Pomelo Dr. - south of Ingomar St.)8:284:35
Stop 2Temple Aliyah (6025 Valley Circle Blvd. - parking lot)8:394:25
Stop 3*Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center (Just past Shadow Hills Rd. on Malibu Hills Rd.)
Stop 4*Forest Cove Park (Forest Cove Ln. Side - 2 blocks south of Thousand Oaks Blvd.)9:093:52
Route GLang Ranch (Thousand Oaks) / North Ranch / Oak Park / Agoura
Stop 1Lang Ranch Elementary (Sandhurst Ave. side adjacent to the parking lot)8:284:28
Stop 2Red Oak Elementary (Off Kanan Rd. on Rockfield St. between Lindero Cyn. Rd. & Hawthorne Dr.)8:484:12
Stop 3Sumac Elementary (Off Kanan Rd. on Calmfield Ave. between Laro Dr. & Eagleton St.)9:043:55
Route C Simi Valley / Moorpark / Thousand Oaks
Stop 1Miller Park (Off Miller Pkwy. between New Los Angeles Ave. & Tierra Rejada Rd.) - New location for 2017!8:304:35
Stop 2Rancho Madera Community Park (Off Lake Park Dr. by the tennis courts) - New location for 2017!8:404:15
Stop 3Temple Adat Elohim or Conejo Elementary School - TBD - New location for 2017!9:053:55
Route HNewbury Park / Thousand Oaks / Westlake Village
Stop 0Amgen Parking Lot (Grass area inside parking lot at Rancho Conejo and N. Ventu Park Rd.)8:204:45
Stop 1Dos Vientos Community Park (Bus meets on Via Ricardo Side)8:354:34
Stop 2Oaks Mall Parking Lot (Lynn Rd. Entrance - Parking lot closest to Lynn Rd. & Hillcrest Dr.)8:504:18
Stop 3Evenstar Park / Village Home HOA (1040 Evenstar Ave. south of Carden Conejo) - New location for 2017!9:004:00

If transportation will be an issue for you, please discuss it with your interviewer.

How many camper groups will I be paired with?

Under the supervision of the Leadership Team and the senior staff, you would be placed with up to four different camper groups during the summer. This allows you to observe and participate in many different styles of group leadership and provides the opportunity to work with children of different ages. Volunteering and learning at camp is experiential, hands-on, and tailored to each individual CILT.

What will I do as a CILT?

As a CILT you will assist and support your counselor in fostering a positive camp experience for all campers. You will help campers develop social skills as they meet new people, make friends, and solve disputes, while also helping them develop physical skills by teaching them sports and games and playing at their level. You will learn and follow camp discipline techniques and enforce camp rules with your campers. As a CILT you will also accompany campers around the site (for instance to the first aid office, to the bathroom) and keep campers safe and accounted for and help younger campers with basic tasks like tying shoes, pouring milk, or preparing for swim.

How will I benefit from being in the CILT program?

We are committed to development and growth. You will set goals for personal growth and work towards building your skills. As a CILT you will meet with your leadership team support person and/or the camp director for feedback and coaching throughout your rotations.