Counselor in Training Camps

Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center offers additional specialized Overnight Leadership and Excursion Camp experiences for teenage campers, both onsite and off. Whether heading out on an excursion or learning the skills to become a counselor, teens will get in-depth experiences, have a blast with their peers, and grow as leaders.

Counselor in Training
Entering Grades 11 – 12
Two-Week Program July 14 – 26, July 28 – August 9
Counselor In Training (CIT) is a perfect introduction to camp counseling. The program is now a two-week experience that includes a four-day camping trip to the Rifle River. CITs start their week on a mini excursion where they will bond as a group, learn valuable leadership skills, and tube down the Rifle before coming back to camp. Upon their return, CITs will spend the weekend at camp and then are paired with counselors the second week to learn first-hand how to be a good role model in an overnight camp setting.



SOA Scholarships-Tuition Assistance

Because we believe every child should have the opportunity to experience summer camp regardless of their inability to pay, the Howell Nature Center has a Tuition Assistance Program graciously funded by The Spirit of Alexandria Foundation. If your family is in need of financial assistance for your child(ren) to attend summer camp, please start by creating an account and register your campers. Complete all required forms, then fill out the SOA Scholarship Application- this electronic form is located in Step 3 of the online registration process. Then pay required deposits. You will be notified of your award amount via email after your application has been reviewed. Applications are reviewed on the first Monday of every month, January-May.

Please Note: SOA Scholarships are available based on financial need.